Have you noticed the side line behaviours of some parents?
It is well documented in the media all over the world, parents yelling on the side lines affects not only their child but other children too.
In a study commissioned by the 3 largest football clubs in Stockholm, Sweden revealed that 1 out of 3 children considered leaving soccer and 83% of parents said they had seen parents who were pushing their children too much or criticised young referees and officials. Source: www.scorescan.com/2017/07/stop-shouting-how-Sweden-tackled-misbehaving-parents-at-kids-football
A study in Denmark and another in USA tell similar stories.
Media in Australia have reported disturbance amongst parents during junior games in many different sporting codes. In some cases, Police were called. There were several articles in the media during 2017 so it is hard to argue that Australia is doing it better.
Can anything be done about this? According to many sport scientists, psychologists and thought leaders around the world they believe so.
You can find some of their recommendations right here.