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"Many schools require parents to sign a sportsmanship pledge,” said Paul Wetzel, a spokesman for the association. “The problem isn’t that people haven’t been informed about how to behave.”
Obviously, there is a problem. When parents start beating up the coaches and in this case pulling the trigger, educators need to start asking whether the parents should be in school instead of the kids. Too many parents in America have lost their minds and are more concerned whether their kids get into an Ivy league college or make the Pro Tour rather than if they are raising a responsible and ethically conscientious individual. I say we stop allowing parents to watch their kids play any sport until they take a course on anger management. Angry Parents Place Coaches in Tough Spots