SILENT SATURDAY THIS WEEKEND OCTOBER 15th and 16th

Silent Saturday is a game day where parents and coaches don’t talk to, yell instructions to, or even vocally cheer for the players during the game.  The purpose is to let the players learn and enjoy the game for themselves and with their teammates.  Kids need to make their own decisions in soccer, right or wrong, to develop as successful players. This helps them think on their feet during a game and not rely on the instructions their parents or coaches are yelling from the sidelines (which they usually can’t hear, much less process, during the game anyway).
1.    Parents can still clap, but may not say anything verbally. Encourage parents to be creative by bringing a rally towel or making fun signs.
2.    Coaches may not yell any direction to players. They can give instruction quietly on the sideline.
3.    Referees should ensure that everyone is following directions and issue warnings if spectators instruct from the sidelines.

“But I love cheering my kid on and helping her on the field when she is confused. Don’t take our right to cheer our kids on away from us!” 


Kids need to make their own decisions in soccer, right or wrong, to develop as successful players. This helps them think on their feet during a game and not rely on the instructions their parents are yelling from the sidelines. (which they usually can’t hear much of anyway!)