Parent Code of Conduct

Parent Code of Conduct

Parent Code of Conduct

Acceptable and Unacceptable Behavior

  1. Remember that young people play sports for THEIR enjoyment, not to entertain you.
  2. Do not have unrealistic expectations and understand that doing one’s best is as important as winning. Understand that ridiculing an athlete for making a mistake is not acceptable behavior.
  3. Respect the official’s decisions and encourage all participants to do the same.
  4. Respect and show appreciation for the coaches and understand that they have given their time to provide sport activities for our young people.
  5. Encourage athletes and coaches to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
  6. Show respect for my team’s opponents and realize there would be no game without them.
  7. Do not use bad language and harass athletes, coaches, officials or other spectators.
  8. Always show good sportsmanship since young people learn best by example.

Based on psychological research, the three healthiest statements moms and dads can make as [kids] perform are:

Before the Competition:

  • Have fun.
  • Play hard.
  • I love you.

After the competition:

  • Did you have fun?
  • I'm proud of you.
  • I love you.

Remember, Sportsmanship is EVERYONE's responsibility!