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Do focus on improved social, physical and technical skills, and not just the outcome of your child’s game/match.
Do get interested in your child’s sport. Learn the rules and attend some meetings, practices and competitions.
Do set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding good performances of all
Do inform your child’s coach of any injury, medical condition, illness or special needs that may affect their participation.
Don't allow your child to train/play when injured, however important a game, match or session seems to be.
Don't allow you child to be frightened of losing because of the way you respond.
Don't coach from the sidelines – players need to be independent and think for themselves.
Don't turn a blind eye to bad behaviour, cheating or bad manners.
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