Presentation on theme: "Overbearing Sports Parents By: Jared Stenberg. Just A Game Imagine you are at a child’s sporting event. The kids are having a blast playing with their."— Presentation transcript:
Just A Game Imagine you are at a child’s sporting event. The kids are having a blast playing with their friends and participating in the thrill of the game. A call is made and a parent does not agree with the call and charges the field to yell at the referee. The parent takes it too far, is ejected from the game and the kids’ attitude has changed while the fun dissipated from the game for everyone, not just the kids.
Why Are Parents Misbehaving? Parents want their children to obtain a scholarship. Parents believe they are the better coach. Parents feel entitled to put other kids, players, coaches and refs in their place.
Inside the mind on an overbearing sports parent Parents are overly more competitive than their children. Parents are living their sports dreams through their children. Parents think their child is the best and should be pampered that way.
Youth sports activist Bob Bigelow’s “Tiger Woods Syndrome” Where parents believe that they have to push their kids at an earlier age. They treat their kids as miniature adults instead of the children they are. Parents view their children as an economical investment that will make them money.
What the young athletes think about their parents attending their games. More than 1/3 of these kids wished that their parents would not watch their games and practices. They say the adults yell too much, are distracting, make them and the teammates nervous, put pressure to play better and win, and just plain old make the kids feel bad. A Poll taken of a group of 300 young athletes.
How To Fix The Problem Signs like this one should be put up around the playing fields or courts. Parents take an oath that they will behave and obey the code of conduct. Parents are only allowed to cheer at games not to give advice, yell or boo at the other teams or players.
How To Fix The Problem Cont. That referees can give cards to parents if they aren’t being respectful to the game or other people. Parents pay a little extra for their kids to play so as to pay for an extra referee to watch and keep the parents in line. Have silent games where the parents can’t talk at all only the coaches can.