Etiquette for football parents

I'm no father to a football player, though I may understand the feelings of a parent vis-a-vis their athlete child, but allow me some inputs.

1.) cheer, don't taunt.

There's a difference. Nobody will care if you come with your drum and bugle corps to cheer your team, or you use the loudest fog horn to cheer a goal.

But mind you, if your team is losing bu (n) goals to none, please don't go around screaming,

"Paspas sila mudagan, kay mga snatchers man na,"

2.) There is no place for "boos."

you are watching a bunch of kids playing football, and in football,players normally push each other out, to get to the ball. Bellowing out a "boo" that can be heard all over the field is counterproductive.

3.) If you don't understand the game nor know the rules: SHUT UP!!!
SHUT UP!!

4.) Winning is not everything, its how you played the game.

Comments

Anonymous said…
yup i understang your point here mike nakadungug ko ani pag sundays game and kakita who made it...badkungun nya naku bay..nindut ni imuhang post...wake up call sa coach and parents and players..

thanks mike
Anonymous said…
i still dont have a daughter or son who plays the game but surely i can understand the feelings of a parent watching his or her child playing (win or lose)...i can see and i can tell that not all parents can play the game...and this is one reason why they behave like that...though i am not saying that they have to learn how to play now...its too late...they just have to understand fully the game we love to play...

SOCCER / FOOTBALL = POETRY IN MOTION

i have been playing this game since my elementary years until now (though struggling na..hahaha)...i have been into all kinds (games / tournaments within and outside cebu)of winning and losing...clean and tough games, hard and rough games, frat members and fans shouting threats and rumble after games...without parents watching in the sidelines...

and lately, i have seen positive changes as the years passed by...parents accompanying their child / children to tournaments...the whole family giving support to the family member who is playing...players learning the basics, coaches upgraded, officiating? nah...ill give them an A OK...

my point is, the game is now shall i say well introduced and accepted by a good number of individuals and groups. i am hoping that this will continue and eventually become better in the future...scenarios like the one mentioned above is so sad to hear...in everything that we do, we have to know how to accept the result...even if its negative...we just have to learn how to stand up and move on...if parents behave differently, then they are not giving good examples to the children...this game has taught me a lot of good things and help build my character and made me a better person...if this kind of NOT NICE scenarios will continue to happen and especially coming from the parents...then i dont know what will happen...
Anonymous said…
many parents dont really understand the rules of the game. they should shut up or learn more about the game. more often, they tend to apply the foul rules in basketball (which they are more familiar with) to football and they expect more fouls to be called. boos should be reserved for referees and not for players.
Anonymous said…
ditto on prolific's and roberto's comments.

this is a contact sport and the small number of goals and the long time one has to wait in-between goals makes it all the more exciting. as the game wears on and your child's team is down by a goal, the slightest contact will be interpreted as attempted homicide by parents who don't fully understand the rules of the game.

i too, has followed and played the sport for decades. the support of parents today is invigorating but their lack of understanding of the vital rules and their resulting reactions kindda takes the fun out of watching and playing. when i watch games, i clap and complement great plays and moves made by the other side and not just those of the team i am supporting.
Anonymous said…
I think we should educate these parents who doesnt seem to have a know how on how soccer suppose to be played. Coaches should take the responsibilities, teach em' the rules and be the first one to tell em' to get their ass off the playing field when these guys starts to get rowdy.
Anonymous said…
yup prolific,roberto and riscoh i agree but sometimes dita ka pugus and ka pugung sa parents jd,kay even my mom when my college days and until now mao na iyahang buhatun but para sa iyaha its just a matter of cheering and waman siya nakalapas daw sa patakaran sa football...ang iyaha she wants to cheer and thats part of the game...

usahay makalagut kay gaduwa ka and ga coach ka and imuhang mama mag una sa palagaot sa kontra didtu but waka mahimu,ive told them nga di li palabi lang jud,its part of the game psy war,basta dilang to the esxtent nga mag away na....

walang ka apil ronaldo kay waman ko kaila nimu and diman ta migo diman ka mag paila and liman ka binlan ko nimu beerr gawas sa skul....ehas jud kaheheheheheheh
Anonymous said…
ehas kang dako totot hehehehe. kahibalo ba ka nga ga sige mi og tupad sa imong mama basta duwa diha san roque. nindot imong mama kay mo-share dyud sa iyang payong basta init og uwan. apil pa dyud offer sigarilyo. cool kaayo.

last year pag-duwa USJR vs Hiroshi lupig pay machine gun ang imong mama, pirte nakong lingawa. iyaha untang sungon sila junard og voltaire apan gi-ingnan lang namo "maam, ang imohang puso". siya dyud ang gauna-una og syagit - "isog lang mo didto sa sambag !!!!"
Anonymous said…
dapat required viewing sa coaches and parents ang "Kicking and Screaming" ni Will Farrel hehe
Anonymous said…
Yes, its really hard to control them, and its part of the responsibility of the coach to educate parents little by little and to let them know what is the effect of there children if they perform those kind of things.
Anonymous said…
kami taga san roque ronaldo isug sa sambag o taga hiroshi?di oi ana jud na akuang mama bay samut akuang papa..laban jud sa team bah..pero kutub sa cheer na ilaha kay kasabut ug kahibaw na sila sa rules sa game and part na sa mutan aw and crowd,d bah?

uyun ka?
heheh o offer kaayu jud ug sigarilyu?na makaila najud ko nimu puhun nimu ani dah..hehehe
have nice day

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