Overzealous Parents

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Submitted By tarensb3
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Taren Bradd
Mrs. Burton
English 4/ Period 5
January 25, 2011
Overzealous Parents There is one at almost every sporting event. They are parents that yell outrageously at the players, coaches, and referees, disrupting the sporting event, or pausing games. Even though there are other families and younger children around. These are parents that are displaying unsportsmanlike conduct and sometimes even violent behavior. Over the years there are more and more parents that are becoming over involved in their children’s sporting activities. Parents today are demonstrating over involvement, over spending, and are over booking their children in youth sports and extracurricular activities.
Sports are supposed to be fun and competitive but more fun and entertaining than anything. Parental over involvement is becoming a problem because they can take the fun out of sports for the kids. Parent’s voices can go along way. Yelling and cheering on players and teams is a good thing. Parents should be excited and giving the kids good complements. But when parents display bad sportsmanship it is a different story. As parents are yelling mean statements they are not thinking about how that might make that kid feel. The child’s parents are most likely around somewhere and may get upset as well. If kids are hearing insults and inappropriate words yelled at them the game would also become less fun and hard to focus on. Some kid’s use it to their advantage, and play better because they want to prove themselves. But that’s not always the case. College and professional sports are seen everywhere in current society. Sports are on TV, in newspapers, on signs and bulletins, and most big cities have an arena or stadium for teams to play in. The majorities of families have seen or follow sports. With that being said, a lot of little kids growing up dream to be a professional or…...

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