Southwest Ohio Youth Soccer met some parent resistance when it announced a "silent soccer weekend" in which parents were restricted to clapping. “We were a little unsure at first how we as
parents were going to keep quiet and not cheer on our children,” said Amy Forte
, a Thunder United Metro FC parent. "But when our son told us he absolutely loved it and wished
they would do it more often, we were sold."
Her son, 11-year-old Drew Forte, 11, said, "I could hear and communicate with my teammates and not have parents tell them what to
Coaches were instructed to pull noisy parents aside for a talking to.
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