SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Sports are a big part of many students' lives and they can quickly become a big part of their parent's lives as well, but some say that's not always a good thing.
Theroux said, "I think they're trying to live their second childhood which is the kids are not getting the change to enjoy the sport."
34-year-old Timothy Forbes is accused of being an extreme example.
He was arrested after allegedly attacking the coach of a winning team after a game at the Holy Name School in Springfield.
During the fight, Springfield Police say Forbes bit of part of the coach's ear.
It's an incident that has other parents like Marie Suprenant shaking their heads.
She told 22News, "I think that manners are completely out the window no matter if it's sports or school and it's going down from one generation to the next."
Sara Spring of South Hadley agreed, she said, "It should start in the home with parents being an example so there's obviously something that's not right with that."
Many student athletes say they're the ones who ultimately pay the price.
"I mean its hard for any of us to perform and put ourselves out there so if we encourage each other and do our best it makes it easier for us to put ourselves out there," said Megan Giec.
Jessica Fournier said, "Our athletic director definitely encourages it, whereas on the swim team we won the sportsmanship award two years in a row and we're always cheering for the other teams."
A good lesson for parents as well.
Theroux said, "They're making it too professional for young kids you have to get out there and let them grow up, let them learn and if they win they win if they lose they lose but you just can't go out there and drive them like they are. "