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4th Annual "Silent Saturday" Penalizes Negativity

 
4th Annual
Posted Friday, November 22nd 2013 @ 6pm  by KFBK News - Scot Murdoch

It's going be a silent Saturday for a local basketball league this week.

Sonya Styers with the Salvation Army's Alhambra campus says it's a way to celebrate the game.

"The only people to really be talking are the players on the court," said Styers.

That means parents can only cheer on their kids with applause and signs, with any violations resulting in a technical foul. The league has done this for the last game of the season over the last three years.

KFBK's own Bill Herenda, also with the Positive Coaching Alliance, says it's a good way to bring to light the problem of coaches and parents getting too wrapped up in their children's games.

"However life is not lived a vaccuum and kids need to learn to deal with diversity, but I think it's certainly a positive step," Herenda said.

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