The JR Roadrunners Broomball League has adopted the 24-hour rule. Whether it’s a win or a loss, youth sporting events can become emotionally charged – and quickly. But if you start a heated argument with the coach, you might wind up destroying the positive aspects of youth sports for everyone, including your child – and earn yourself a not-so stellar reputation.
Therefore, many organizations and coaches like ours have a ground rule for parents called the 24-Hour Rule: Parents are banned from discussing (some examples) a game, a play, playing time or a strategy with a coach for at least 24 hours after the contest. This also includes NO email, text, or social media contact with the coach or other player/parents on the issue. Social media, unfortunately, gives parents the opportunity to commiserate and develop a mob mentality quickly over something they don’t like.
This 24-hour approach moves the discussion away from the players and gives parents a chance to quell their emotions and resolve a disagreement rationally. The beneficiary of the 24-Hour Rule? Your children.
The 24-Hour Rule is a good way for parents to take a breath and decide whether their concern really is a matter of fairness or an intense emotional reaction forged in the heat of competition.
Our JR Roadrunners coaches and Executives are instructed to advise the player or parents that, “This is not the time – to address issues or concerns we have a 24-hour Rule.”
If you need a meeting after the 24-hour waiting period, please ask the coach to arrange it and he/she will advise the executive of the time and date of this meeting where one or more executive will be in attendance.
JR Roadrunners Executives