Quite, Please!

April 2007
Weekly Reader News - Senior;4/27/2007, Vol. 85 Issue 24, p3
This article discusses whether silencing parents at sports events help their children to perform better. Sports expert and former coach Gregory Dale said parents yelling and screaming to make their children play better does not work. Ben Smith, a Dynamo Soccer Association board member, said having Silent Saturdays is just a stress-free day for the children. Jim Thompson, head of Positive Coaching Alliance, said parents should not be silenced but trained in a way that promotes sportsmanship.


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