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Sep, 2019

Silent Saturday

Please refer to the Silent Saturday tab on the website home page.

The objectives of Silent Saturday are:

·         To emphasize that the game is about letting the kids have fun and play.

·         To show that kids can play well on their own with limited instruction.

·         To help the few parents and coaches who feel they must provide constant direction, understand how disruptive it can be.

·         To give players the chance to trust their skills and instincts without sideline input.

·         To encourage leadership skills among the individual players as they have the unique opportunity of giving their own instruction on the field.

·         To encourage a sense of true teamwork as the players must learn to rely upon one another and communicate with each other accordingly.

·         To support our volunteer referees, both youth and adult, by eliminating sideline interference and comments.

While the vast majority of adult verbal participation is intended to be positive and constructive, the fact of the matter is that the games have become so loud that players often have difficulty hearing and communicating with each other on the field. Taking one week off from any verbal interference, may help adults gain perspective on just how loud they've been in the past. Hopefully, this effect will carry over into games in the weeks that follow.

Silent Saturdays have been tried in communities all over the country. While there have been mixed reviews on Silent Saturdays, it has been successful overall. We ask for your support and patience at this event in hopes that the players will have a unique experience of playing soccer, while allowing their coaches, parents and spectators to sit and enjoy watching their children play soccer. 

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