When is Sports Parenting Going Too Far?

Raynard Churchwell
Professor Jamey
English 1102
July 18, 2014

When is Sports Parenting Going Too Far?

Many parents love to see their kids participate in sports, but most of them do not understand when sports parenting becomes ridiculous. Sometimes parents forget that sports are about having fun and making friends, rather than winning and becoming a star. Parents can also lower a child's self-esteem and will to play with their blasphemous behavior. In recent years there have been many studies and stories on how parents conduct themselves during a children's sporting event. With this said, parents should learn when they should stop pushing their child, and making ...

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or loses a game. If a child is embarrassed or discouraged after a loss, this might result in them not wanting to play anymore. A great sports parent never starts trouble even if they do not agree with a particular call or subject. The model parent stands behind decisions the coach makes in regards to their players (as long as the decision is fair and just), if there is a disciplinary issue ("10 Types," n.d). Every sports parent should strive to be like the model parent. If this were the case, sports would be much more fun, and not as stressful for the young people that play them.
Unfortunately, there are some horrible sports parents in the world as well. According to research, bad sports parents include: The Competitive parent, The Blasé parent, The `Living through your kids' parent, The Outspoken parent, The `Coach' parent, The Critical parent, The Negative parent, The Uncooperative parent, and "The My child is a superstar" parent ("10 Types," n.d). The two most popular ...

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during a hockey practice." (Manslaughter Charge, ABC News Network) He screamed at the coach Michael Costin to do something about it, but Costin refused (Manslaughter Charge, ABC News Network). Junta and Costin begin to fight, and Costin hit his head on the ice. Michael Costin died a few days later at the age of 40 (Manslaughter Charge, ABC News Network). Costin also left behind three sons. "In April of 2008, Junta was sentenced 6 to 10 years in prison, but was released in 2010" (Manslaughter Charge, ABC News Network). Another case of insane sports parenting is the story of Wanda Holloway. In 1991, Holloway's daughter failed to make her junior high school cheerleading squad. Enraged, ...

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