If you’ve been to a youth sporting event lately you know that parents can get a little serious.
In an effort to curb some of the overreacting parents, one suburban Chicago park built in some reminders to chill out.
New metal signs have been erected that remind parents that the game is fun and for kids. Meant in a humorous, light hearted tone, the signs read:
“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.”