problematic parents

referees
March 31, 2022

Cincinnati Area Referees Face Shortages, Fan Abuse

Much like the rest of the country, the Cincinnati area is facing an official shortage at the middle school and high school level — particularly soccer referees. While the COVID-19 pandemic exasperated the issue — pushing older referees into re...


administrators
March 30, 2022

Study: 40% of School Administrators Threatened by Parents in 2021

According to a recently released technical report from the American Psychological Association (APA), school administrators across the country have seen an uptick in violent threats from parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. As one anonymous staff ...


mother
February 24, 2022

Texas Mother Arrested After Partaking in Middle School Basketball Brawl

A Texas mother is facing several charges, according to a Fox4News report, after police say she attacked multiple people, including teenagers and a referee, during a middle school basketball game. In the Fox4News report, police say the mother lost ...


tennessee
January 12, 2022

Tennessee Lawmaker Attempted to ‘Pants’ Referee During HS Game

A Tennessee House Republican has apologized after trying to fight and pants a referee at a high school basketball game. Rep. Jeremy Faison apologized for the incident in a tweet on Tuesday. "I acted the fool tonight. I'm hoping to be able to mak...


referee shortage
April 21, 2021

Wisconsin Lawmakers Push Back on Proposed Referee Harassment Bill

Wisconsin lawmakers are balking at the idea of passing an anti-harassment bill against referees and umpires at high school and youth sports games. Rep. Alex Dallman is a co-sponsor of the bill and said, according to APG-WI.com, that while the stat...


parents
February 23, 2021

A.D.ministration: 10 Ways for Working with Difficult Parents

When one thinks about the tasks and responsibilities involved with an athletic administrator’s position, many revolve around athletes and coaches. This would be normal and understandable. But there is another group of individuals whom you also have...