Letter to the Parents
A New Era in Colorado Soccer
To: Colorado Soccer Families
From: CSA's Assistant Director of Coaching, Bill Stara
Colorado Soccer Association is proud that a clear majority of our parents, coaches and players have demonstrated that they are some of the most passionate, knowledgeable, and loyal fans around the state. We do however have a select few who bring a negative light to the sport. To encourage everyone to create a positive, safe and enjoyable environment on game day, the Colorado Soccer Association would like to invite you to promote “Celebration Saturday” in lieu of “Silent Saturday” on April 7th.
The purpose of “Celebration Saturday” on April 7th is to:
- Model and promote good behavior on the sidelines for our kids.
- Silence all the negative comments and behaviors on game-day that are pushing good people out of the sport.
We have the ability in Colorado to change sideline behavior provided we all take a stance and work together as a UNITED front against poor sportsmanship by modeling good behavior. While the rest of the country is promoting “Silent Saturday” we are advocating a proactive approach by promoting positive behavior with “Celebration Saturday”. When our kids take the field on April 7th, let us demonstrate a new, refreshing, and positive approach to game attendance and enjoyment. Regardless of the intensity of the game or the outcome of the match, let’s cheer as loud as we can for good play and good sportsmanship. Let’s avoid the sarcasm and negative comments. Let’s create such a positive environment that it becomes contagious to the few who have shed a bad light on to the sport with their poor sideline behavior. Let’s be positive role models for our kids!
Please join the Colorado Soccer Association by helping us promote good sportsmanship in Colorado on April 7th with “Celebration Saturday”.
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Guidelines for spectators on “Celebration Saturday”
- Cheer when you see a good play by either team, a good save by either keeper, a well-timed pass, a good defensive tackle.
- Cheer when the players display good effort out on the field.
- Cheer for examples of good sportsmanship.
- Thank everyone after the game for making it possible for your child to play soccer
- Make negative or sarcastic remarks (These types of remarks really don't solve anything.)
- Coach from the sidelines
- Complain about the refereeing
Click here to read more on "Celebration Saturday."
Letter to the Parents