We all know that youth sports can be a wonderful experience for kids. But sometimes we adults get off the track in how to help our children get all the benefits that athletics can offer. It sometimes results in inappropriate parent and coach behavior. The need for a sportsmanship program grew out of these issues.
Carteret United Soccer Association has TOP goals we implement, one the kids have... fun and feel good about themselves, regardless of their ability. And we believe that can be accomplished if we realize that positive feedback in a pleasant tone, not angry feedback in a frustrated tone, can make all the difference in helping our kids gain self-esteem. Parents and coaches can always find something to compliment their kids about even if they are not among the best players. And the message that it is okay to make mistakes, because we all make mistakes, and we learn from them.