View Full Version : Rhode Island proposal: Youth sports oversight, or overreach?

03-07-2009, 10:21 AM
Oh for F'in sakes!!! (http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/03/06/youth.sports.oversight/index.html)

(CNN) -- An overcompetitive parent gets into an argument with a stubborn coach because he thinks his child isn't getting enough playing time -- it's a familiar scene on youth sports fields across America.

Now, a Rhode Island senator wants the state to step in and create a formal outlet for the "concerns and objections" some parents have.

Democratic Sen. John Tassoni Jr. introduced a bill that would create a youth sports oversight council on the state level. The council would act as mediator in disputes between parents of youth athletes and sports officials.


03-07-2009, 11:12 AM
My idea is better: video the game and send a copy to the parents (who are forbidden to attend). :)

03-07-2009, 01:20 PM
I have an even better idea - remove sports from the schools entirely and allow private clubs to form. Parents want in put - the can give it to the clubs.