This Saturday 25th May, we are asking that all clubs operate Go Games under “Silent Sidelines”.
Parents/Supporters may applaud positive play.
With this in mind, we are asking all clubs to implement “Silent Sidelines” for all Go Games matches and blitzes this weekend.
- Allow the child to just play the game as they see it. Who cares if they make mistakes, they will learn from it themselves.
- Children get a chance to concentrate on the game and find their own solutions.
- Allows the children to communicate with each other and make team decisions themselves.
Silent Sidelines has been used at youth sport worldwide and proved successful. This is a chance for adults to see that children do not need to be constantly instructed on the field of play. It is a chance for adults to actually sit back and watch the games without worrying about what to say next. It is a chance for children to make decisions without worrying about what Coach/Parent might say. An environment free from criticism and critique.
We ask that all clubs, coaches, parents and supporters just #LetThemPlay