Many parents of current teenagers tend to be fairly overprotective of their children. This is fair, but to a certain point. While playing lacrosse in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, I witnessed a mom take matters into her own hands after her son was hit. Click to watch the video below, and watch closely to what happens toward the end. I’m the big guy.
This post is based on my personal opinion, but I think it’s a good indicator of where we are with the role of parents in athletics. Parents such as the mom featured in the video have overstepped their boundaries in the world of sports. When an issue arises on the field, the coaches and referees must take care of it. It is not a parent’s responsibility to “protect” their child in a sport- especially if it’s lacrosse, a high-contact sport!