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.

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A study in Denmark and another in the USA tell similar stories.

Media in Australia has reported disturbance amongst coaches and parents during junior games in many different sporting codes. In some cases Police were called, and a NSWRL club is backing hiring of security guards for Sunday games. There are several articles in the media (AGGRESSION in kids sport has reached toxic levels) so it is hard to argue that Australia is doing it better. This was in the media recently news.com.au/angry-sport-parents

Watch a recent 4 min episode of Ch 7 TV Todaytonight show HERE

 

SPORT HEALTH & WELLBEING ALIGNMENT

INTERNATIONAL

FIFA and 2019 World Mental Health Day:  “Education and openness crucial for better mental health in football “.

NATIONAL

Australian Sports Commission: Aspiration for Australian sport in 2036.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

2021 Strategic Plan – SA Office of Recreation, Sport & Racing: Develop capacity and capability in “behaviours that support good leadership and decision making”.

VISION

An environment where children are attracted to play, keep playing sports and enjoy the experience of learning and developing a passion for sport and life.

 

JOIN THE PROGRAM

Yellow for Yelling is an awareness and educational program where coaches, parents and organisations can easily get involved. These are NOT rules, just ideas which works.

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Read the "Yellow for Yelling" information card and apply the suggestions
  2. Decide before the game how you want to behave on the side line. Best would be to ask your child how he/she wants you to support them at their games.
  3. Put 5 to 10 “Yellow for Yelling” cards in your pocket and share, in a friendly manner, with other parents at game time.

Also check out the "Off the Pitch with Active" Podcast Series featuring interviews with professional coaches, educators, authors of books, sport & child psychologists and much more.

Ask your club to book a presentation prepared by Gordon MacLelland, Sport Scientist, Teacher and CEO of Working with Parents in Sport

 

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Research shows that 3 out of 4 children quit sports in adolescence. These blogs provide a different approach on how the youth sports environment can improve.

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