South Florida state Sen. Jeremy Ring is fed up with obnoxious coaches. So, he’s doing what any reasonable person in a position of authority would do; he’s using his influence in the Florida Legislature to get overly competitive coaches off their respective soccer and softball fields.
According to PoliticalFix Florida, Ring decided to sponsor the “Athletic Coaches” bill after noticing a flurry of ill-tempered girls’ softball coaches in his home district.
The bill would apply to all youth sports ages 12 and under. It would require any coach who is ejected from a game to be suspended from their coaching gig for the remainder of the season.
Another presumably irritated spectator, Shevrin Jones, is sponsoring the bill in the House.
This is very useful legislation and has already cleared two Senate committees because, obviously, it would be burdening local Little Leagues and soccer clubs to have them make and enforce their own rules. It’s a matter clearly better understood by politicians in Tallahassee because many of them coach softball and see rambunctious coaches.
Congratulations on putting an end to the madness!
What’s fun here is both lawmakers are Democrats. As in, “get out of my wife’s uterus,” Democrats. But apparently, “get out of my softball field” doesn’t apply.
Look at those tax dollars work!