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Calgary minor hockey's mandatory "Respect in Sports" initiative for parents

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Want little Johnny, next NHL superstar, to play in Calgary's minor hockey programme?

    Well, parents have to sign up for an "hour-long, online presentation that deals with respecting referees, parents living vicariously through their kidr long s and parents physically or verbally abusing opposing players or even their own"

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey-dads-and-moms-told-to-chill/article1764392/

    I think you could make an argument that all youth sports should follow suit.

    Perry Cavanagh knows there are some minor hockey parents who can’t be saved, like the 55-year-old father with the short fuse who, when told by Hockey Calgary officials he should think about taking an anger management course, slammed his fist on a table and shouted, “I’ve taken the damn thing twice and they don’t work.”
     
  2. Journo13

    Journo13 Member

    I guess there was too much fighting in the classroom setting.
     
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    That is outstanding.
     
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