One thing that disturbs me while going to one of my little brother’s soccer game is having to hear these parents that insist on everyone hearing their advice for their kid that’s playing. This is not only embarrassing for the kid but annoying as well to everyone in the vicinity. Ninety percent of these parents have never played soccer, yet seem to think they’re so knowledgable in what must be done.
I’ve realized that fathers are much worse in this area than mothers. I wonder if the frustration of lacking successes plays a big part in this. I’ve seen many parents go to the games, watch their kids play, support them from afar, and that’s it. But there’s also that dad that has to yell at their kid while they’re playing. They break the kid’s concentration and make them insecure. I’ve even witnessed some kids cringe at hearing their dad’s voice.
If you are that educated and have the skills for that sport, why are you not coaching?
All that yelling takes away the ability of anyone around them to enjoy the game. I am a parent and I have had my kid play soccer and I cannot see myself doing that. My husband is not like that either. I cannot see us yelling at our kid during their game, not only taking the authority away from the coach, but also making my kid feel bad while they’re supposed to be enjoying the game.
I can only come to the conclusion that parents like this are:
1. Living their dreams through their kids
2. The lack of successful things going on in their lives frustrate them and this seems like a good outlet
3. They love the attention
4. They get a kick out of degrading their kids in public
Either way, this is highly aggravating. Unless you are their, shut your trap.
Rant has ended.