If your child plays fall sports then it’s about to be game time! Fall sports can be a lot of fun for the whole family. Make the most of your child’s sporting events and guarantee that everyone comes away with a smile on their face.
This is a great time to show your child how much you support and care for him/her. Always be encouraging to your child. Be their biggest fan and proudest cheerleader. The purpose of children playing sports is for them to get active, learn sportsmanship, and to have fun! Don’t deter from these objectives by making the atmosphere too tense or overly competitive. Remember, the other team is also comprised of children who belong to parents. When it comes to children’s sports, we all want our children to win, but we should be satisfied with the fact that they are having fun and growing as individuals.
Children’s sporting activities are a great place for you to meet other parents with children of similar ages. Be friendly and social. If there child makes a great play, cheer with them! Fostering positive friendships is important for everyone. Not only will you benefit from making friends, but your child will be able to watch and observe how to be a friend from your example. Perhaps you can arrange get-togethers for families of the team, where everyone can have fun and get to know each other better.
Show your child that you are excited about their activity. Get involved as much as possible. Volunteer to bring snacks for the kids after the games. Send pictures to friends and relatives. Do everything you can to add to the overall good feelings for the sport. Hype up game day and then talk about how well your child played and proud you are of him/her whether his/her team wins or loses. Let them know that you enjoy their activity as much as you do. Don’t make it feel like a chore to take them to practice and games. This positive attitude will make the experience so much more fun for everyone involved.
One of the biggest things to remember about your behavior at your child’s sporting events is to show up! Do everything that you can to be at every game. There may be times where this is just not possible, but make every effort to make it happen. Kids need to know that they are cared for and supported. Sports are a great way to display this to your child. The fact that you care will mean a lot to him/her.
Fall sporting events should be a time that everyone in the family looks forward to. Do everything you can to make it a great time for all!