The role of coaches in younger categories is crucial in the development of children. These coaches not only impart knowledge but also contribute to the upbringing of children by instilling 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 in a basketball derby between Metalac and Radničko cadets as part of the Interregional Basketball League. In the first quarter, embarrassing scenes involving the players, parents, and coaches caused the match to be interrupted. The coaches from both teams got into an argument and insulted each other, resulting in their exclusion from the game. This caused nervousness and disorder among the players, with some of them getting into fights. One player even suffered a minor concussion after being punched in the head.
The chaos didn’t end there, as the parents of the children 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 not only sets a bad example for the children but also has serious consequences for the clubs involved.
In conclusion, it is important for coaches and parents to understand their roles and responsibilities when it comes to sports and child development. Their behavior should always be within reasonable limits, with a focus on fair play and sportsmanship at all times. By doing so, they can ensure that children develop into well-rounded individuals who are equipped with valuable life skills such as teamwork, discipline, and respect for others.