So I've been spending a lot of time at my kids basketball games, at least 4 games a week. I love watching my kids play but I some of these parents really need some Valium. These kids are playing sports in elementary school people! Calm the Fuck down!!! If you are one of these parents who are so emotional about the games and push your kids to the limit I think we should talk.
OK, first of all the likelihood of your kid making it into the pros is slim to none! Even the odds of getting a scholarship is pretty low. You are ruining the games and fun for your kids, my kids and those of us watching that are rational.
Second of all, I LIKE it when the 4th graders run the ball to the wrong hoop! They have so much enthusiasm and are trying so hard, they will get the fundamentals of the game later so stop worrying!
I keep seeing these poor kids on the court and when they make a mistake they look out into the crowd to see how much trouble they are in from their parents......Seriously!?!? Then there are those of you who go out and "have a chat" with the refs (who are high school kids). Really!?! I see some going to the coaches and kids during half-time giving "pointers", if you are not a coach shut the fuck up!
We don't even keep score, who cares! Now I sure as hell don't want to get to the point where we can't cheer our kids on........so please remain calm and seated during the games.
These kids need to have fun and enjoy themselves, this is not the time for you to prove how athletic and skilled your kids are. This is not the time to relive your past! Grow up and let the kids be kids!