Laser pointer directed at the visiting goalkeeper from the stadium home stands during a varsity girls game. We immediately stopped the game, informed the home coach of the problem and asked that he summon an administrator. Two administrators arrived, went into the stands and we had no further problems.What are your fave/most disgusting things you've heard (or said yourself, no judgement) at the HS level?
Home team male student spectators on the visiting touchline making extremely inappropriate comments about the players on the visiting girls varsity soccer team. I informed the home team coach and without further prompting he immediately dispatched an assistant coach to cross the field and put an end to this behavior. I could tell that the female assistant coach read the riot act to these boys. No more problems.
Push #X, etc., certainly crosses the line for me and I would not allow this behavior. I feel fortunate in that I've never had a HS coach ignore, complain or argue about a request I've made regarding spectator behavior.It started with a couple parents telling their players where a kid was on the field and saying "put a body on #X, stop #X, don't let #X turn". When that didn't work it became "push #X, pull #X, grab #X". For me, there's a line between good sportsmanship/acceptable encouragement and being way too invested in a HS game. That one felt icky.