The role of coaches in younger categories is crucial in the development of children. They not only impart knowledge but also instill fair play and sports values in them. However, some coaches and parents do not know how to behave within the limits of common sense, which can be detrimental to the development of children.
An example of this was seen during a basketball derby between Metalac and Radničko cadets as part of the Interregional Basketball League. In the first quarter, embarrassing scenes involving players, parents, and coaches caused the match to be interrupted. The coaches from both teams got into an argument and insulted each other, leading to their exclusion from the game. This caused nervousness and disorder among the players, with some even getting into fights. One player even suffered a minor concussion after being punched in the head.
The chaos didn’t end there as parents joined in and some even fought each other. The match was ultimately stopped, and the police had to launch an investigation. Both clubs now face heavy penalties for their role in the shameful scenes that unfolded during the game. Such behavior sets a bad example for children and has serious consequences for those involved.
It is important for coaches and parents to understand their role in shaping young minds and behavior. They should always conduct themselves with respect, integrity, and sportsmanship at all times.
Unfortunately, some coaches and parents fail to understand these basic principles, putting their own personal interests above those of the children they are supposedly mentoring.
This behavior not only sets a bad example for children but also undermines their trust in authority figures such as coaches and parents.
It is essential that we hold those who engage in such behavior accountable for their actions so that we can ensure that our children are exposed to positive role models who will help them grow into well-rounded adults.
In conclusion, coaches play a vital role in shaping young minds through sportsmanship, fair play