Softball parents are a different breed of sports parents. It is not uncommon for these parents to become invested in their player and the team. Softball parents put in countless hours of individual practice with their daughter off the playing field, they drive many miles to games and weekend tournaments, spend money on private lessons, trips, travel, and team costs, not to mention they attend every game, and most are invested in every pitch.
Most of us have probably heard about the "Brawl" that recently took place. If not, see the video below.
Bizarre brawl breaks out at youth softball tournament between parents and fans of two North Carolina teams.
The role of a softball parent isn’t easy, especially for those parents who were once competitive athletes themselves. It is critical that parents stay out of the dugout during games and let their players play and allow their assigned team coaches to coach.