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Stop shouting: how Sweden tackled misbehaving parents at kids’ football | Marcus Christenson

A survey in Sweden showed the staggering impact pushy parents were having on children. One in three had considered quitting football – so three Stockholm clubs decided to act

Let’s be honest: it is not a good look, is it? A parent standing by the side of a pitch shouting at their young child during a football game. Yet it happens so often. In fact, it sometimes seems harder to find a youth game with well-behaved parents than with misbehaving ones.

In Sweden this year the main three Stockholm clubs suspected as much and asked for a survey into how prevalent this problem is and, more importantly, how it is affecting the children. The results were staggering.

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