Parents Roles

Your Role After The Game

The development of our young players is very important to our club.
Children participate in Gaelic games for a number of reasons; to have fun, to play with friends, parental encouragement, etc.

Blarney GAA Club facilitates this in a number of ways:

  • Focus on FUN, not winning
  • Provide a safe, structured and relaxed environment
  • Provide skilled coaches
  • Always encourage
  • Be positive
  • Try your best attitude

Do you know lack of fun, lack of perceived competence and an over-emphasis on competitive outcomes (which usually come from adults) are major reasons for dropout.

What can you do?

Blarney GAA

Be an Expert Parent

after the match

What not to say:

  • Did you win?
  • You played rubbish

  • Why did you do that?
  • You are so talented
  • False praise
  • You were much better then X
  • It doesn’t matter

What to say:

  • Did you have fun?

  • How did you play?

  • What did you learn?

  • What would you do differently next time?

  • Did you try your hardest?
  • I’m proud of you

  • I love you