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Shout all you want—just not at the ref. Illustration by Chris Philpot

How to Behave at High School Sporting Events

Some free advice as we approach the fall season for Colorado high school athletics.


Colorado high school athletics are in full swing this month, and although participation reached an all-time high last year, the joy of competition is in danger thanks to some really poor sports—namely, Mom and Dad. A growing number of parents have been menacing officials something fierce, leading to a shortage of referees. To help save the season, we present an illustrated guide to behaving like an adult at your budding superstar’s games.

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