ABOUT SILENT WEEKEND
One game every season the LBYSA and LAGS designates as a silent game. What this basically means is that no instruction is to be given to the players from the coaches or the fans.
Although the term “silent” is used to recognize the day, the fans do not have to be “silent.” Parents are still encouraged to cheer for the players when they make a good play or score a goal. The “silent” pertains to the coaches giving instructions to the players, AND to all the “sideline coaches” who like to coach or give instructions to the kids from the parents’ side of the field.
The silent game gives the coaches an opportunity to evaluate the kids on how well they do without any instruction, while allowing the players to see first hand the importance of talking to each other on the field.