The other day, I started thinking about our kids and how safe they are.
While you want them to have fun, make friends and improve there are other issues which we often forget.
In youth soccer, it is important to build the right kind of environment for players. Here are some tips.
Many times, fields are not made safe for kids. Schools and cities are strapped for cash and cutting back. One of the areas that get neglected are parks and fields. They are expensive and take time to maintain. So as parents and coaches be sure to check the field regularly.
Some of the major things to check are:
Obviously, doing these things will make your kids less likely to get hurt when they play.
However, it is also important to make sure that kids feel psychologically safe, as well. Here are some things to check towards a safe mental environment:
If a child is in a negative environment, he or she is less likely to play to the max, and less likely to become a confident, competent player because of it.
Making sure that a playing environment is safe is one of the most basic things that you should do. Make sure that you’re constantly making sure that players are safe, so that they can keep having fun.