“By all means, engage in positive but controlled encouragement such as ‘Well done Billy’”. This is advice from the Torrens Valley Soccer Club’s website on ‘Parents Code of Behaviour’. The site goes on to say that there should be no abusive shouting, no destructive criticism, no hysterics and no sideline coaching from parents. This might seem like it’s stating the obvious, but its all part of the professional direction that this Birdwood based soccer club is taking.
In the mid 80’s a group of people, who didn’t want to play Aussie rules, got together and formed the Torrens Valley Soccer Club. With grants from the local council and community help, they developed the pitch at Birdwood Park and became the Torrens Valley Soccer Club (The Rams). Now they have over 120 players and active parents involved in the running of the club. Continue reading