We’ve all read about or witnessed poor parent behavior on the sidelines during youth soccer games. However, the biggest consequences of over-involvement from parents actually comes from those who hover around the team during practice.
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This time of year in competitive youth soccer really stinks. Organizing and holding tryouts, and all that goes along with it, is my least favorite thing to have to go through as a coach, and I know I'm not alone. June should be named National Youth Soccer Drama Month, and we should all get a one-week government holiday just to hold tryouts and visit our therapist.