How to Deal With Out-of-Control Sports Parents

Family and Kids, Baseball, Strength and Conditioning

Dealing with out-of-control sports parents is difficult on a good day and nearly impossible on a bad day. As the competition level in youth sports increases, so do the pressures and demands placed on the youth athlete. Parents, coaches, and teammates continue to place higher requirements and expectations on the athletes’ sports behavior and performance.


This is not wrong, in and of itself, especially for children who excel in sports and hope to progress in their athletic field. What is wrong, however, is the behavior and attitude of parents who publicly berate, belittle, and begrudge athletes, coaches, and referees or umpires under the guise of the competitive spirit. 



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