Handy Hints for First-Time Coaches and Parents
No matter how loud we shout, or how much we “practice” it, they
cannot and will not pass the ball.
The only player to hold a position is the goalkeeper, and that is not until Under 8 games.
Twenty seconds after the start of a game, every player will be within 5 metres of the ball.
Several players will slap at the ball with their hands, or pick it up.
Several parents will yell at them not to do that.
A model rocket that is launched from a nearby field will get 99% of the players attention.
Most players cry immediately when something is hurt.
Some cry even when something is not hurt.