'Bad news parents': Youth sports officials try to control over-the-top parent behavior

  • Article by: MARTHA IRVINE , AP National Writer
  • Updated: July 3, 2013 - 4:40 PM

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — No parent here has rushed onto a playing field to jump a referee who made an unpopular call. No adult has gotten angry and slugged or pushed a coach or a young player, as has happened elsewhere. Nor have there been any of those embarrassing sideline brawls you sometimes see posted on online video sites.

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