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Sep, 2022

SILENT WEEKEND OCTOBER 1st & 2nd

Silent Saturday is this coming weekend… Saturday/Sunday October 1st and 2nd. ALL Teams (9U and above) will participate in this Section wide event.

Silent Saturday is used in AYSO Regions throughout the country. Its main purpose is to allow kids to just play and have fun. Silent Saturday is a throwback to the old schoolyard days when kids would congregate after school and on weekends just to play all day, without regard to who was winning and repercussions for poor play and decision-making. Coaches are requested to communicate and reinforce this with spectators!

Spectators
We request that you refrain from making comments about the game or directing comments to the players, referees or coaches. Clapping IS allowed! Be creative in how you choose to cheer your child's team - make signs to hold up or bring a rally towel in the team's color and wave it wildly. There are lots of ways to cheer other than verbally - applaud/clap, but please no horns, whistle or noise-makers.

Coaches
It is recommended that you provide limited direction to players who are on the field. Speak to the team before the match, at substitution breaks and at halftime as you normally do. During the match, speak quietly to players on the bench about the game. If required, quietly call a player on the field over to the touchline to provide tactical instruction. Then let them convey the message to the team.

Players
While on the field, you are encouraged to speak to each other as normal. Continue to support and provide direction to each other, as you have in the past. Substitute players on the bench, should remain quiet and not cheer or provide tactical instruction to their teammates. Lest they simply replace the coach or act on his behest.

Referees
For this special day, referees are asked to monitor the spectators and coaches’ adherence to these guidelines and to offer gentle reminders if the recommendations are not being followed. Continue to verbalize often during the game as you normally do. You are there to help the players have a safe, fair and fun time.
 

SILENT SATURDAY/SUNDAY – OCTOBER 1st & 2nd
** Silent Saturday should not apply to 5U, 6U, 7U and 8U divisions. However, Coaches, Spectators and Referees should offer a friendly reminder to those whose comments are not Positive, Instructional or Encouraging. Coaches and parents/spectators in ALL other divisions 9U – 19U are asked to observe the Silent Saturday Guidelines.

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