Shoosh for Kids

Lane Cove Cats are joining the state-wide Shoosh for Kids campaign. Let’s show respect to kids and officials by keeping our comments positive – remember, sport should be fun!

The general rule is if you haven’t got anything nice to say, not to
say anything at all.

  • Be enthusiastic – but don’t scream and shout instructions from the sideline;
  • Emphasise trying hard – not winning;
  • Cheer and acknowledge good play from all sides and teams;
  • Accept decisions from officials. They’re human – they make mistakes;
  • Let coaches do the coaching.
  • Always remember – volunteers run kids sport;
  • Understand, uphold and support your club’s code of conduct.
  • Allow your child to play for themselves. Let kids make decisions, on and off the field.
  • Think before you speak – your words may harm others.
  • Keep it fun – don’t take it too seriously. It’s not the World Titles.

Shoosh for Kids is a collaborative effort between the Office of Sport and State Sporting Organisations to promote positive behaviour to members, clubs and associations.