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Soccer Mom Lawsuit Suggests Tryouts Were Fixed

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Ridgewood, New Jersey (My9News) - In a new lawsuit, Ridgewood soccer mom Siobhan Winograd is suing a critic of her husband who claimed Mr. Winograd abused his influence as coach of the Ridgewood Maroon’s Soccer Club by fixing kids soccer tryouts.

In the suit, Winograd claims someone, who is identified only by an email address, sent defamatory e-mails to people in the community. The club president has chosen not to comment on this situation and the Winograds themselves aren’t talking either.

Luckily, residents are able to get an inside look at the world of Ridgewood soccer from filmmaker, former soccer mom and Maroon’s soccer board member Caytha Jentis. She says that kid’s soccer in Ridgewood is often more about the parents than the kids.

“I think there’s this level of if your kid is on the A-team, all of a sudden you become the “It” parent and there’s this social stratification in the community of the parents with the kids who are the best athletes, you know, it gives them power,” she explained.

Jentis says the Ridgewood soccer mom lifestyle was so intense and dark at times that she was inspired to make the 2012 comedy film “Bad Parents” which focuses on the intensity of Ridgewood soccer moms.

The film was based on Jentis’ own experiences back when her daughter Sally was on the Ridgewood Maroon’s.

As for the new lawsuit, Jentis isn’t really surprise that a parent would get crazed enough to bash the coach.

“I think in communities where you have the means, it gets escalated to a lawsuit”


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