I’m a baseball umpire! I’ve worked everything from 8U through high school, from sandlots to national TV. Adults in youth sports are OUT OF CONTROL! AMA!
Youth sports in the US are dealing with a major crisis right now. The quantity and quality of officiating is on a rapid decline and it’s because of the verbal and physical abuse to which we’re subjected. There are countless news stories on the subject, but here’s a pretty good synopsis and a link to a frightening compilation video: