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Curbing “Problem Parents” In Youth Sports

Parents yelling at their kids’ umpires or referees is nothing new.  Calling it a crime certainly is, though.

The state of Louisiana is taking a serious look at a measure that would criminalize heckling — or harassing certain officials during youth sporting events.  The bill is apparently getting a lot of support.

Check out this link to learn more.

I can tell you, personally — I remember this being a big problem when I was growing up in sports.

Certain parents could be a real nuisance during games.  I’ll admit it — my dad even got out of hand a time or two.

Here’s a fun video of a youth soccer ref throwing a parent out of a game for being too mouthy.  Enjoy!


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