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Match discipline

I coach a team of Under 9 (born 2003).  During the last match, one of my teams (they were divided in 2 teams as to play 6-a-side) refused to play against another U/9 opposition (mainly 4 of them), claiming that the other team was older than them.  This was really embarassing for me.  How should I discipline this participants?  My idea was to bring these 4 participants for the next match, but leave them watching the other participants as to get the lesson.  Will this help? Tks

Hi Noel,

Id reccomend leaving them out of the next match, and see how they react to that

Hi Daniel,

Yes that is what I intend to do next Sunday...and the kids who don't come next Sunday will not play the next match that we have.  Will let you know of the outcome :)

Regards,

Noel

Noel, so what happened on match day?

Hi Alex,

It seems that to a certain extent this has worked - at least the kids were sorry for what has happened and served the punishment.

Let's hope that similar situations won't happen again :)

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