The Match of the Day presenter said that the "maniacal parents on the touchline" are having a negative impact on the English game at youth level.
Lineker claims that mothers and fathers barking orders at their children during matches is exacerbating England's "long-ball culture".
"It's obvious, then, why we have a long-ball culture: the big lads who can kick it furthest are the ones that stand out," he told New Statesman.
"The competitive nature of most mums and dads is astounding. The fear they instil in our promising but sensitive [youngsters] is utterly depressing. We need a parental cultural revolution."
Some academies in England insist that parents only applaud during matches, and must otherwise remain silent - a ground rule which Lineker supports.
"This has allowed talented young players to express themselves on the field, to take people on, to try a trick, all without the dreaded, predictable rubbish cascading into their ears. This is a very good thing," he added.
Lineker was complementary of the role of academies in general, describing them as "revolutionary".