I have to admit...maybe it's the coach in me, but I need to chill during my kids sporting events! (Here's a shot of my boy with Matt Cullen from the Minnesota Wild from a recent Spring hockey game)
If you're like me...Maybe this will help! A sign at a Chicago Youth Hockey arena!
The sign reads:
“Of the hundreds of thousands of children who have ever played youth sports in Buffalo Grove, very few have gone on to play professionally. It is highly unlikely that any college recruiters or professional scouts are watching these games; so, let’s keep it all about having fun and being pressure-free.
… “Referees umpires and officials are human and make mistakes, just like players, coaches and you. No one shouts at you in front of other people when you make a mistake, so please don’t yell at them. We do not have video replay; so, we will go with their calls.”
This sure made me think twice...How about you???