Coach’s Corner: The Daily Oklahoman Runs Series Called “The Disappearing Referee”

Positive Coaching Alliance

Each week, Progress Avenue will list several articles of interest about youth sports. This week’s lead is “The Disappearing Referee” series The Daily Oklahoman:

The Disappearing Referee: Battling Attrition, (Jason Kersey, Daily Oklahoman, 11/3).

The Disappearing Referee: Officials Vanishing from the Field, (Jason Kersey, Daily Oklahoman, 11/3).

The Disappearing Referee: Suggestions for a Solution, (Jason Kersey, Daily Oklahoman, 11/3).

Bad Calls: Shortage of Refs Won’t End Soon, (Editorial, Daily Oklahoman, 11/6).

More Articles of Interest:

Charges Filed Against Parent, Who Vows to File Civil Suit, (Ross Dolan, The Mitchell Daily Republic, 11/13).

District Not As Bad As Parent Says, (Editorial, The Mitchell Daily Republic, 11/14).

One-Sport Athletes May Pay a Price: Year-Round Use of Same Muscles Leads to Injuries, (Tom Ziemer, Wisconsin State Journal, 11/14).

Worrisome Trend in Women’s Hockey; Injuries twice that of male counterparts, according to some studies. The question is: Why?, (Mary Ormsby, Toronto Star, 11/8).

Internet Forum Posters Should Think Before They Type, (Keith Groller, The Allentown Morning Call, 11/11).

Fear Sends Wrong Message to Young Athletes, (Steve Politi, Newark Star-Ledger, 10/29).

Fat Kids Have The Arteries Of 45-Year-Olds, Study Shows, (Marilynn Marchione, Huffington Post, 11/11).

Some Actions in Sports Are Hard to Explain, (Craig Smith, Seattle Times, 11/11).

Crazy Parents, But Hopefully Not Me, (Keith Pompey, Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/9).

Thanks to Doug Abrams for the articles. Abrams is a PCA Champion for Positive Coaching Alliance