We all want to create an enjoyable playing environment for our children but sometimes people get caught up in the emotion of a match.
While you’re watching the game please remember –
· Players react better to encouragement than criticism
· Everyone is doing their best- whether a referee, coach or player
· The confidence of a child can be destroyed by negative comments or by constant pressure for the sidelines
A child’s parents perhaps have the greatest influence on their fun and progression in football so please be supportive.
The club has a parents code of conduct which you can view here.
Milton Keynes City FC recently took part in a 'football silence' initiative at selected matches.
Think RESPECT of the game, players, coaches and of course the referee; it's an important issue to raise and we hope you'll support this initiative.
'Football silence' was aimed at raising funds for Help for Heroes and encouraged spectators (parents, coaches and managers) not to "coach on the sideline" or to shout out, but to just let the players play their game without interference. Positive encouragement after a goal, good save or passage of play is always welcome.
Congratulations to the under 10 Leopards and Pumas who took part in the football silence on 12/04/14. The under 10 Pearls joined with their own event on 10/05/14. Well done and enjoy the images of the events below.
Watch the FA’s current guide for parents and carers. It’s a thought provoking video - http://www.thefa.com/respectguide/