Shoosh for Kids is a collaborative effort between the Office of Sport and State Sporting Organisations to promote positive behaviour to their members, clubs and associations. The general rule is, if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
Shoosh for Kids Awareness Week is taking place from 20-26 May 2019.
As part of the Silent Saturday and Shoosh For Kids initiative, it is kindly asked that coaches, parents and spectators remain silent during games on Saturday 25th May. Spectators are to refrain from making any verbal comments on the game officials’ decisions and/or ability.
Players are given a chance to play, learn and enjoy the game on their own.
Players are left to their own direction and decisions while playing their game.
Clapping is of course allowed and supporters are encouraged to be creative in how they choose to cheer their child’s team – make signs to hold up, bring a scarf in the team’s colour and wave it wildly, there are lots of ways to cheer other than verbally.
By working together, we can make sure that kids enjoy playing sport!