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OHSAA Tell Parents It's Time To Cool It With Bad Behavior

Ohio association calls out abusive sports parents

Loud parents have been put on notice by the head of high school athletics in Ohio.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association posted a letter on its website Monday telling parents who criticize officiating to "cool it."

"When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high school sports offer and have fun. But when it comes to verbally criticize game officials or coaches, cool it," the letter read. The letter cites a recent survey that showed more than 75 percent of high school officials said "adult behavior" was the main reason they quit. It also showed 80 percent of young officials quit after just two years because of parental abuse.

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