We all knew that one parents growing up who was a little too into their children’s sports games, yelling at the referees or umpires if a call went against their child and questioning the coach if the kid didn’t get enough playing time.
South Carolina coach Frank Martin has had enough of it with parents, and he wants you to realize that it is time to settle down.
Frank Martin discusses the sad reality of parents attempting to coach their kids from the sideline pic.twitter.com/geA6Ce4v40
— Plan It Coach (@PlanItCoach) March 18, 2018
The best part of the speech is about parents yelling at the referees who are there just trying to earn some money.
There’s two guys refereeing a fourth-grade game on a Sunday morning. What could they possibly be making? 20 bucks a game? I used to do that. I used to make 12 dollars for 10-and-under, 15 for 15-and-under, and 17 or 18 bucks for high school-age kids. OK, so on a Sunday morning instead of being at church, those guys are out there trying to make a couple bucks, to pay their bills, feed their families.
Do you think they really care what fourth-grade team wins? Do you really think that they like sat at home and said, ‘Oh I can’t wait to officiate that game tomorrow, because that one team, I can’t wait to get that 10-year-old kid and embarrass him in front of people.’ Do you really think that’s what they’re doing?
Let’s all listen to what Martin has to say. It is pretty good advice.