Sportsmanship & Sideline Behavior
Teaching appropriate sportsmanship behavior in a competitive environment is one of the most important things a coach can do.
Parent behaviors in the youth sport setting have a lasting impact on children.
To improve player, referee, coach, and parent experiences at youth soccer games throughout Wisconsin, Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) has engaged the Soccer Parenting Association and The Sideline Project in a multi-year partnership agreement.
Parents play an invaluable role in club and community sports. Occasionally, however, some become over emotional, verbally abusive and sometimes even physically aggressive. It’s important that the inappropriate actions of a few parents don’t ruin the sporting experience for everyone else.