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Way to go! Signing up your kid for sports is the first step toward a season full of fun for the whole family! What a wonderful opportunity you have created for your child. One where he/she can learn new skills, get some exercise, meet new friends, be a part of a team, and have the attention and support of his/her biggest fan…YOU! Just remember-put the FUN FIRST and you will make this sport experience that much more enjoyable for everyone. Few youth programs are successful without the support of parents. Below are a few guidelines for concerned parents as they strive to support their young athletes:
- Supportive parents focus on mastering sport skills and strategies rather than on competitive ranking.
- Supportive parents decrease the pressure to win.
- Supportive parents believe that the sport’s primary value is the opportunity for self-development.
- Supportive parents understand the risks that competition places on a child.
- Supportive parents communicate their true concerns directly with the coach.
- Supportive parents understand and respect the differences between parental roles and coaching roles.
- Supportive parents control negative emotions and think positively.
- Supportive parents avoid the use of fear and punishment to get kids to perform better.
- Supportive parents avoid criticizing children, coaches, and officials.
- Supportive parents recognize and understand expressions of insecurity and provide support when necessary.
- Supportive parents avoid the use of guilt to manipulate children to perform the way they want them to.
- Supportive parents show empathy for the young athlete.
Thank you, Sponsors
Middlefield Recreation Dept. would like to thank all of our generous sports sponsors. With their help we were able to purchase uniforms, new equipment and maintain our fields for our youth sports teams. We would like to thank: Blasko & Cummins Insurance Services, Express Auto Service and Tire, Gavazzi Family Chiropractic, Gold Key, Great Day Child Care Learning Center, Harvo LLC., Precision Orthopedics, Valley Title & Escrow Agency, Inc., Wal-Mart and Watson’s 87 Furniture.