Officials have had enough of crazy parents not being able to control themselves during games.
Now you know you may have seen a parent, be that parent or a child of a parent that be losing they s***s at kids games. While parent’s overbearing behavior comes from a place of love Ohio High School Athletic Association is not having it anymore.
Officials are warning parents to “cool it” when it comes to yelling at referees during games.
“Make no mistake about it. Your passion is admired, and your support of the hometown team is needed. But so is your self-control. Yelling, screaming and berating the officials humiliates your child, annoys those sitting around you, embarrasses your child’s school and is the primary reason Ohio has an alarming shortage of high school officials,” the letter states.
The letter goes on to say “According to a recent survey by the National Association of Sports Officials, more than 75 percent of all high school officials say “adult behavior” is the primary reason they quit. And 80 percent of all young officials hang up their stripes after just two years of whistleblowing. Why? They don’t need your abuse.”