Originally Posted by North
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.
I hear what your saying and it sounds like the right way to go but nothing ever gets done especially when the match is happing "right now" so waiting on a paper trail of a kid who has a reputation should be dealt with "right away" . So let your racket and ball do the talking .