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Objectives of Silent Saturdays

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 or no instruction. 
  • To help the few parents and coaches who feel they must provide constant direction, 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.
  • Often, by the time any directions are yelled from the sideline, the play has changed and the direction no longer makes sense.
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.  

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Concord, California 94522

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