5 responses

  1. baseballmom
    February 26, 2007

    Um, yeah…the Muffia suck, pretty much, and give us real team moms a bad image. We should kick their asses.

  2. Soccer Dad
    February 26, 2007

    I bet you could get T-Shirts made up! The Un-Muffia. :)

  3. David Keyes
    February 26, 2007

    Thanks for the plug for my site. I appreciate it.

    David (of Culture of Soccer)

  4. Dee S
    July 23, 2007

    I’m a second generation soccer mom. I’m team manager for my middle grandson’s team which my son coaches. It’s a busy job, but huge fun. I’m lucky to have a bunch of great parents and great kids.

    My son also refs and I am convinced that the hardest job in youth sports is parent of a ref. You spend your time biting your tongue while screaming soccer moms and snarling soccer dads call your child (and at 37 years old, he’s still my child) everything but a human being. And it’s even worse to watch your 14-year-old grandson try to ref a U6 game. He gave it up.

  5. Soccer Dad
    July 23, 2007

    We’ve found the most problems we have is with U8 matches as parents move from the little kids just kicking around to actual rules :) But I’ve also come down pretty hard on some parents at U8 as has our ref coordinator to try and get parents to understand the boundaries. You don’t talk to the ref EVER. In a smaller league like ours – we’ve been pretty successful. We’ll see if it holds. Refs still get fussed at – but it’s pretty tame. In our travel league – they have no problem booting coaches and or parents who mouth off. it can seem Draconian, but overall things seem more civil and enjoyable. Much less snarling :)

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