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January 19, 2018

Ohio coaches suing parents for libel, slander

A group of high school basketball coaches in northern Ohio are suing four parents who they say are spreading lies about the way they run the program. The four members of the Maumee Valley Country Day School boys basketball varsity coaching staff ...


January 18, 2018

A.D.ministration: Planning for the preseason parents meeting

The concept and use of preseason parents meetings has been used by athletic administrators and coaches for many years. You might already use a scheduled evening to educate, communicate and connect with the parents of your athletes. But are you using ...


January 16, 2018

Minnesota HS basketball coach resigns over abuse from parents

A Minnesota high school basketball coach this week announced his resignation, saying the abuse from parents has become too much to handle. [caption id="attachment_15685" align="alignright" width="260"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] Brainerd Hi...


November 30, 2017

California youth soccer referee quits over parents

A referee for a California youth soccer league is calling it quits after more than a decade on the field. And he's leaving because of the parents. Avery Krut notified the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) earlier this month that he is ste...


November 1, 2017

Ohio high school football coach resigns over parent threats

An Ohio high school football coach who resigned this week cited repeated attacks from parents and other community members as one of the reasons. Middletown High School head football coach Lance Engleka just finished his second season with the team...


September 13, 2017

Building positive relationships with sports parents

Every coach goes through it. There is a disgruntled father in the stands, or you receive an email laced with complaints from a concerned mother. It only takes one or two parents thinking about your program in a negative light for that sentiment t...


August 2, 2017

Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis offers advice for parents, athletes

Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis believes it's healthy for athletes to feel pressure when competing in sports — as long as the pressure is not coming from parents. [caption id="attachment_24540" align="alignright" width="242"] Photo vi...


July 25, 2017

Oklahoma facing shortage of basketball, football referees

Just one month before the fall high school sports season begins, Oklahoma is facing a significant shortage of qualified referees for football and basketball. Oklahoma is not alone, as more than a dozen states have expressed concern over their refe...