28 Jan Coach-Athlete-Parent
ETIQUETTE FOR PARENTS AND SPECTATORS
- Only students and instructors are allowed on the mats during class time.
- Please refrain from coaching and talking to your children while class is in session, however on their water breaks feel free to give advice and encourage doing their best. The last thing your child needs and wants to hear from you is what they did technically or strategically wrong. Ask them if they are having fun and learning.
- Please do not pull them away from class without talking to an instructor.
- No cell phones or loud conversations while class is in session, for this can cause a distraction for the class and loss of focus. Take the call outside in the hallway.
TIPS TO KEEP YOUR KIDS FROM QUITTING
If you want your child to enjoy their Jiu Jitsu experience and have a healthy attitude towards sports then they need your help.
Image yourself at work and your boss was yelling at you while you were trying to do something. Or giving a presentation to your peers and your boss consistently yells out what you should say or do, just before you do it. Would you enjoy being in that environment or learn and improve?
What to do on the ride home? Celebrate all the small victories achieved on the mats. Don’t focus on the mistakes or not winning the contest they did that day. Focus on whether or not they learned anything and had fun.
COACH – ATHLETE – PARENT
When class is over the ATHLETE needs a PARENT much more than another COACH.
Remember class is for the kids to learn Jiu Jitsu while having fun.
So, let the kids play.