Activity 1

Sam is a 13 year old child in your football group who is actually one of your best players and enjoys training a lot. His parents got divorced recently. At first, everything seemed fine, but now Sam showed some unusual behavior. At the last training, he didn‘t take part in the warming up but was sitting annoyed on the bench, refusing to talk to you. When you started a game, he fouled the others and didn‘t pass the ball. In the end, he stormed off the field, yelling at you how everyone was treating him unfair. When you followed him, he shut the door of the locker room in front of you and you returned to the others.

What would your next steps of action be? At what point do you need to talk to the parents, to a psychologist or other professional?