Every parent loves to see their kids play in their baseball games, but what many often forget it that it is important for them to avoid talking/yelling things out(a lot) from the stands during their kid’s games because it can have a negative impact on both the players and the overall experience of the game. Here are a few reasons why:
- It can distract the players: Youth baseball games can be intense and require a lot of focus from the players. When parents talk or shout from the sidelines/stands, it can distract the players and prevent them from performing at their best.
- It can create pressure: Parents who talk during the game, especially those who are actively attempting to coach from the stands, may unintentionally create pressure on their kids to perform well or make certain plays. This added pressure can cause stress and anxiety for the young players, which can hinder their performance. It also can be quite annoying for not only the player, but also others in the stands, the coach, and the rest of the team.
- It can lead to conflicts: When parents talk during games, sometimes they may make comments or criticisms about their own child or other players on the team. This can cause conflicts between parents, coaches, and players, which can negatively impact the overall experience for everyone involved.
- It can take away from the fun: Youth sports are meant to be a fun and enjoyable experience for young athletes. When parents talk too much during games, it can take away from the fun and make the experience less enjoyable for everyone involved.
In summary, parents should avoid talking and/or yelling from the stands during their kid’s baseball games to ensure a positive and enjoyable experience for all players, coaches, and parents involved.
If you do want to show your player your support, simply cheer them on subtly and concisely. Remember how influential your presence is and be mindful of how you participate at your youth player’s games.