A platform to build from
It is no differnet with sport. A beginner to sport like life, needs to learn the basics and improve from there. Without the basics everything becomes that little bit more difficult to grasp, so practice becomes that little bit more important.
Summer is coming and with it warmer weather, so why not make plans to spend your free time down the park. Take a book and chill out while the kids play or arrange a meet with other parents for a play date/picnic. You dont have to spend lots of money to get your kids active just a time, place and the right attitude. Take a ball with you and encourage your child to practice on their own with simple personel training exercises (kick ups, passing target practice, kicking the ball high, dribbling through trees etc on the stop watch) uits really that simple. When i was a young boy my friends mum used to send her boys over the park when they were getting under her feet with a ball and made them practice. Both boys made it to the best football club academies in the UK but sadly injuries holted their progress. It's these simple acts that set our children on the right path and with the basics in sport covered coaches can work on more advance training routines.
Children are remarkable (but i dont have to tell you that), they will strive to learn and at times have no fear. When they fall with a little support they will rise and strive to improve.
Sport is no different then life as its full of hardships, pain and enjoyment but the more work you put in the more you'll get out. Your children will face times when they get hurt or hurt someone in sport. There will also be times you'll want to scream at them as they play for their team, but thats not your job. Coaches will guide your child through games and training, its their job to do this NOT yours. If you find you have issues with your childs coach have a private chat with them after training or the game. Make sure the players can't hear you as this may encourage them to talk back/argue with the coach. You'll find the coach appriecates the feed back and together you'll set a good example for the children to deal with any issues.
Be the support they need as they grow