Obnoxious Parents and Ruthless Coaches: Tales of Adults taking Youth Baseball Way Too Seriously (Paperback)
Baseball and all youth sports teach kids valuable "life lessons," but not when their role model parents and coaches behave like lunatics With a biting, sarcastic sense of humor, this parent, coach, and umpire analyzes why seemingly intelligent adults lose their minds over kids playing baseball. Fireworks erupt when those wanting what's best for the kids clash with others who think winning is all that matters. When adults misbehave at games, kids learn the wrong way to conduct themselves, both in sports and in life. A shortage of umpires and referees now exists, as youth sports oﬃcials are resigning in record numbers due to the abuse they face. With true stories about coaches ﬁghting, umpires needing police protection from parents, and behind-the-scenes politics, these tales will give you a good laugh while making you wonder, "WHAT THE HELL'S WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?"
Obnoxious Parents and Ruthless Coaches is a must-read for anyone who's ever been involved in youth sports as a player or oﬃcial and should be REQUIRED reading for parents and coaches of athletes While telling hilarious anecdotes of outrageous adult behavior, a powerful message is being sent for adults to grow up, stop ruining the games, and just let the kids play. The stories you will read are true,
but the names have been changed to protect THE GUILTY