The 'silent sidelines' initiative will be promoted by Kerry GAA and Kerry Coiste na nÓg during Phase 1 of the U12 Division 1 County League games. One designated coach from each team issues instructions to the players. All other coaches, parents and supporters stay silent and let the players get on with the game and improve their own decision making. Scores and positive play from both sides is encouraged and applauded. Criticism of players, referees and opponents is not tolerated. This is a very welcome and praiseworthy initiative and we hope all the clubs involved embrace the programme.