By Madison Gilliam
Sports rage is any type of physical attack on another person or verbal abuse. This can include striking or wounding another attendee or verbally threatening or harassing an attendee (Barth, Heinzmann, Casey-Doecke, Kahan & Al, 2003). Not only does it negatively affect those involved in these acts of violence, but it has an affect on the child playing the sport as well. It sets a bad example for the child regarding how they should act, it can affect their game play, and it can be embarrassing for them as well (Barth, Heinzmann, Casey-Doecke, Kahan & Al, 2003).
What causes parents to become raged?
- Parents can become emotionally attached to the sport.
- A substantial amount of money may have been involved.
- Parents may be lacking the knowledge as to the rules of the game (Kanters, Bocarro & Casper, 2008).
Diminish the violence
Parental involvement can be considered a liability in regards to youth sports (Barth, Heinzmann, Casey-Doecke, Kahan & Al, 2003). Parents become too involved in the youth sport to the point where it becomes a problem for themselves and those around them. It is important to make parents aware of the damage they are causing as well as how to minimize and prevent them from ever reaching such high levels of rage.
Parental violence can be caused from having high expectations of their child. When parents react with rage or violence, it adds more pressure on the child. It can affect their performance during the game as well (Barth, Heinzmann, Casey-Doecke, Kahan & Al, 2003).
What can be done?
Will it work?
Barth, K., Heinzmann, G. S., Casey-Doecke, J., Kahan, D., & al, e. (2003). Is parental involvement a liability in youth sports? Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 74(3), 16. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.bakerezproxy.palnet.info/docview/215760026?accountid=8473Kanters, M. A., Bocarro, J., & Casper, J. (2008). Supported or pressured? an examination of agreement among parent's and children on parent's role in youth sports. Journal of Sport Behavior, 31(1), 64-80. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.bakerezproxy.palnet.info/docview/215879169?accountid=8473