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Mr. David Croken

Assistant Principal

Anti-Bullying Specialist

Athletic Director


Citizenship in a Republic

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt, 1910


HIB Form for Parents and Caregivers

Let’s talk about youth sports…

Or, more specifically, let’s talk about bad sports parents at youth sports games. Shouting instructions to their children, yelling at officials and coaches from the sidelines, confronting officials and other parents in the parking lot, are just a few of the behaviors we see and hear about. If you’re a parent with a child involved in youth sports you’ve probably seen some form of this behavior first hand and you know it puts you, as a parent, in a difficult place.  You feel compelled to address it but then you risk getting caught up in it.  After witnessing such a display, you leave feeling unsettled and perhaps questioning yourself about the benefits of your child being involved at all but removing your child deprives them (and you) of a positive youth sport experience.

Complicating the situation is that oftentimes these out of control parents, are the ones who may be the coaches and actual or perceived preferential treatment being shown along with a “win at all cost” mentality is simply antithetical to the purpose of youth sports.

What are parents supposed to do?

To help your child have the most rewarding youth sports experience possible, here are some articles to can help while attending a youth sport event:

5 Ways to be a Good Sports Parent

From - Changing The Game Project

From - Positive Coach (.org)

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