This message is addressed to the Coaches.
A big part of Honoring the Game and Good Sportsmanship is respecting one's opponent. Hand shakes and high fives at the end of the game and a cheer for the other team are just some of the tools we use to help us support our opponent. Without our opponent, we do not have a game.
It is our Region's policy as well as the Area's policy to keep blowouts of greater than 5 goals to 0 at a bare minimum. This is just another tool we use to respect our opponent. Unfortunately, every season we have frustrated coaches that have been blown-out that season. So we thought it prudent to remind and discuss ways to prevent blow-outs and continue to respect our opponent.
There are 2 teams on the field and it is as important for the dominant team to recognize early on that there is the potential of a blowout as it is for the opposing team to keep up the spirits of their players when they are behind.
Tips for pulling back:
On the other side of the field you should:
Respect your opponent and remember that no one wins when a game is a blow out. No matter which side your team is on it is a lost opportunity to gain skill or have fun. Without your opponent you do not have a game.