Enthusiastic parents and tee-ball games go hand in hand. The thing is not many parents realize they might be a bit rowdy because there are so many ways you can be.

If you answer yes to any of the questions below you are that parent.

  • Do you only hear your voice during the games?
    It’s ok to be a cheerleader, but too much yelling can lead to distractions on the field.
  • Do you have enough space to swing your arms around?
    This is a sign that people already know you need the space.
  • Do you have multiple coolers around?
    You’re prepared for the long haul when it comes to avoiding dehydration, but it may have people thinking you’re a refrigerator.
  • Are most of the things you’re yelling directions?
    You’re a human GPS that’s simply trying to help the kids out. It’s okay, you can take a break once in awhile. They’ll figure it out.
  • Are you always taking calls?
    It’s not really rowdy support but being on the phone can make you seem uninterested, especially if you’re loud.
  • Does the game usually result in a defense hearing?
    You defend your kids’ actions on every play.
  • Do have a good stash of go-lucky comments?
    That’s okay! Very good game needs a loud and proud positive reinforcer.
  • Is your voice hoarse even though you have not spoken?
    If this is you, you’re probably really invested in the game. We get it; sometimes the plays aren’t worth words.
  • Are you always having a conversation?
    There’s nothing wrong with having a chat, but too much talk can be distracting to the audience.
  • Is something always wrong?
    You want things done right, we get it. But pointing out what’s wrong too often can be too much for the kids in the game.

If you want to show your support another way, consider getting custom school spirit shirts at Team Line, your local screen printing shop in Irvine. You also can find athletic uniform options for when the team needs a new look.