This story comes from our high school (preps) reporter. I thought you all might appreciate it.

“80 percent of all young officials quit after just two years on the job because of the verbal beating they get,” WIAA spokesman Todd Clark said via e-mail. “And much of that abuse is coming not from high school coaches or athletes, but from overly-competitive, overly-ambitious parents who have an unrealistic vision of their sons’ and daughters’ future as a college or professional athlete.”