The recent shooting of a high school football coach by an angry parent at a high school in Canton, Texas has again placed parent, fan, and coaching behavior at school sporting events in the media spotlight. Several districts across the nation have taken measures to promote good sportmanship—especially on the sidelines—with mixed results.
What can be done to educate the K-12 athletic community to prevent verbal and physical abuse? Do you have personal experience with such incidents? What is your school doing about this issue?
A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.