We understand that emotions run high after a game, win or lose.
If a parent is emotionally-charged after a game, we guarantee the coach feels it even more. The last thing any of us need is misplaced words between a parent and coach. The “24 Hour Rule” is intended to give everyone a break — to allow emotions to settle down. And it means parents are not allowed to discuss any aspects of the game – player substitutions, technical or tactical decisions, etc – with the coach for at least 24 hours. This includes discussions with other parents too, which is the worst thing a parent can do. Sleep it off! You’ll feel better in the morning, and then after you’ll be able to have a calmer conversation with the coach, spouse, child, or other parents.
Remember. It’s just a game…