Originally Posted by tennis5
While your son is suppose to go get a ref, in that situation where you believe that a dad is coaching his son, you can go to the TD and tell him what is going on. Better to put it on the record, and let the TD handle it.
Yep. The kid does need to learn to deal with the jerks but I also support just dispassionately reporting the errant behavior to the refs/TDs. Hopefully, the jerks (kids and parents) wind up with a collection of complaints and a paper trail of a terrible reputation. I think the jerks count on people not reporting them due to not wanting to "make a scene" or out of some misplaced macho to "tough it out".
Yes, learn to deal with it but also calmly let the officials know.