Sunday, November 19, 2006

Parents Turn Violent During Youth Sports

There was a case that had happened in Philadelphia which I had blogged about it on 24 Oct.
This time at Corpus Christi, Texas, the 5- and 6-year-old athletes were playing with all their hearts in a big championship youth football game. With 10 seconds left on the clock, a coach charged the field and tackled a referee, knocking him unconscious and sparking a raucous brawl. Some parents jumped in to protect their kids, others to protect adults at the bottom of the pile.

Good thing none of the kids was harmed and the police and the district attorney's office are already investigating the case where the coach will be charged for sure.
Peter Roby, Director of Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University, said parents are losing perspective on the point of playing sports and are viewing the game through their own eyes, rather than from their child's point of view. (source: CBS News)



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