Youth Sports Violence
Brawls at youth soccer games! Attacks on Little League umpires! What's going on? Are school and youth sports leagues becoming too violent? Kidzworld looks at violence in kids sports.
Violence in Sports - Parents Behaving BadlyMuch of the violence that takes place at school football games or Little League Baseball games involves parents fighting with coaches, referees or each other. Here's a few examples of parents behaving badly.
Violence in Sports - SolutionsFights, brawls and beatings at youth sporting events can really take the enjoyment out of sports. Sports are supposed to be a healthy way to have fun with friends - not a place to watch parents embarass themselves. Many sports leagues in North America now make parents take courses or sign a "code of conduct" on how to behave properly during their kids' games. Proper behavior includes not yelling at or taunting game officials, coaches, parents or players.
Violence in Sports - What Do You Think?So, why does there seem to be more violence at your soccer games or school basketball games? Are the games being taken too seriously? Are parents and coaches just having problems staying under control? about your stories of violence in sports.
I was at a wrestling tournament. I didn't see the whole thing, but I saw dads and coaches fighting each other during a wrestling match. I thought that was the stupidest thing ever a person could do. Especially coaches and dads who should be setting an example for the kids.