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Silent Saturday

Each season we have one game day designated as a Silent Saturday.
We are always proud of our kids and their efforts on the field. And on this day, we will be just as proud, but silently!

Silent Sideline Saturday - this one day a season of games is a day just for the players. This is called Silent Saturday because people (that includes coaches, parents, spectators) are not to yell, shout, coach, instruct, or in any way verbally distract players during game time.

  • This is an opportunity for coaches to quietly study or take notes on how the players are doing, and what they have been doing well or can improve on as a coach.
  • This is an opportunity for parents and spectators to quietly sit back and enjoy watching their kids play in the park.
  • This is an opportunity for the players to experiment, practice what they've been taught and what they know, and enjoy the game, possibly a good chance for them to practice talking to each other on the field as teammates.
  • This is an opportunity for the Region to remind us about the beauty of watching kids play a game.

What are the rules for Silent Saturday?

During game-time, parents AND COACHES should not:
  • Shout
  • Instruct players
  • Remind them about offside
  • Tell them who to pass the ball to.
  • Comment about them being too slow.
  • Comment about them not helping a teammate.
However, you as a parent or coach MAY:
  • Display fan signs of support or (clean) humor.
  • Give players a smile or a thumbs up when they look at you.
  • Tell your child (after the game) how much you enjoyed watching them play.
  • COACHES: You can do any needed coaching at water/substitution breaks and at halftime.
Signs (like you see in the stands at professional sporting games) are encouraged. Signs that are positive or encouraging. Remember, this is AYSO, a youth sports activity, so be mindful what you put on signs!

The Silent Saturday is a chance for kids to play soccer with no pressure, no worries, no distractions, so they can think for themselves and just have fun!

Thank you for supporting our region during our Silent Saturday.

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Irvine, California 92604

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