It is well documented: Autonomy, Competence & Relatedness are basic human factors needed to give sport back to the kids.
Marcos Flores: Yellow for Yelling Ambassador and captain of Adelaide city FC Johnny Warren MVP A-League 2010/11
It is with absolute pleasure, we welcome Marcos Flores to the Yellow for Yelling team.
"I proudly support Yellow for Yelling on their vision of creating the best possible environment for children, a place where they can express and learn the game by joy, respect and love. I love this game and want them to play smiling"
Marcos Flores 2019
ADULT BEHAVIOUR ARE OFTEN STOPPING THE KIDS OF ENJOYING THEIR SPORT
Ken Willner's time on the sideline as a photographer exposed him to some alarming coaching & parent behaviour. He became increasingly frustrated when seeing confused children stop having fun because of parents yelling and giving different instructions to the coach or shouting at young officials for making the wrong call.
He wanted to learn more about adult and child interaction in sport and how negative behaviours of adults affected children. His research connected him with several global studies, including sport scientists and psychologists who are highly educated in coaching club sports.
Photo: Coach Max Grasselli, a young up & coming coach with the right attitude, believing in Yellow for Yelling and kid's.
Problem: 70% of children leave sport between 13-17
It is well documented in the media all over the world, parents yelling on the sidelines results in too many children leaving organised sport.
In a study commissioned by the 3 largest soccer clubs in Stockholm, Sweden revealed that 1 out of 3 children considered leaving soccer and 83% of parents said they had seen parents who were pushing their children too much or criticise young referees and officials.
Some of us are visual learners, so we have put together some great videos made by specialists in their field of Sport Science, Neuroscience, Teaching and other areas related to youth sport and learning.