Youth sports participation involves a large number of individuals in the United States. The competition level is very competitive at the youngest of ages. Organizing and running successful youth sport leagues is a daunting task. Surveys show that kids participate in sports to have fun, be with friends and learn. Coaches and parents surveyed simply stated winning as the most important thing. With all of the millions of dollars professional athletes are paid it is no wonder mom and dad want their son or daughter to be the best at everything. How would you handle the following scenario?
You are the director of a youth basketball league in a large city with thousands of kids participating. You count on parental involvement to coach your teams, but you continue to have verbal abuse problems with parents towards the referees, opposing team’s parents, and even the participants. Using bullet points, present a policy for dealing with these parents and their children.