We must also balance being sensible & safe when doing so.
If you feel you can do it without risk to yourself, then do it.
If you feel there is any risk to yourself, you can still take positive action.
Pass it on to a club official who is well placed to deal with the issue.
Sometimes people are unaware of the effects of their behaviour, your goal is to help the person to see the harm that is being done. You want to de-escalate the situation, rather than escalate it:
When speaking to the person:
Keep your own standards at all times.
Even if the person isn’t receiving what you’re saying well, if they sink low, or even lose their cool, stay composed.
Remain calm, constructive and dignified.
If you’re talking to someone in a situation of difference, emphasise the idea of team; ‘your team’, ‘our team’.
Always bring the conversation back to team health and well-being, which is a common value.
If you’re in a leadership role at your club, have a think about running some sessions on this.
Training at a club is never only to do with the sport itself.
It’s also about skilling your community and your kids in things like effective communication and conflict resolution.