"Being a soccer parent is a sacrifice, but it’s also the most rewarding position in the game" -soccer.com
Here at Sailor Soccer Club, we know that the parent's, grandparents, and/or guardians of our players are not soccer experts, so we've compiled some resources and advice to help you understand the game of soccer better.
U.S. Soccer has a great article, which you can read here, about sideline etiquette. We highly recommend reading the whole thing, but in short:
1. Avoid coaching from the sidelines: "It’s especially difficult for a child because he or she has a tendency to refer to what a parent says, which often conflicts with the instruction from the coach."
2. Don't criticize the referee : "Spectators should realize that referees are people and will make mistakes"
3. Focus on the benefits on the game rather than the score: Ask your child if they had fun rather than if they won or loss
4. Think when interacting with opposing teams fans: Remember, you're not just representing Sailor Soccer Club, but you are also representing your child
For our in-house levels, the rules can be found below. For U9 and up, head to the league website here for more information