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Every parent and coach in our organization is responsible for adhering to the following Code of Conduct.  This document is available in our document center for download or you may ask your child's coach for a copy.  The coach has a verification sheet that must be signed by each parent at the beginning of the season.  Your child's registration will be considered incomplete until the verification sheet has been signed.  By signing, you agree to adhere to the Code of Conduct and the consequences it outlines.  If you have any questions, please ask your child's coach and/or the commissioner of the sport.    

GLADE VALLEY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

COACH AND PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

 

 

Preamble:

Youth sports programs play an important role in promoting the physical, social and emotional development of children. It is therefore essential for parents, coaches and officials to encourage youth athletes to embrace the values of good sportsmanship. Moreover, adults involved in youth sports events should be models of good sportsmanship and should lead by example by demonstrating fairness, respect and self-control.

 

I therefore pledge to be responsible for my words and actions while attending, coaching, officiating or participating in a youth sports event and shall conform my behavior to the following code of conduct:

 

1. I will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.

2. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach,

    parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.

3. I will not engage in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety or well-being of any coach,

    parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.

4. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to engage in any behavior which would endanger the health,

    safety or well-being of any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.

5. I will not use drugs or alcohol while at a youth sports event and will not attend, coach, officiate or participate

    in a youth sports event while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

6. I will not permit my child, or encourage any other person, to use drugs or alcohol at a youth sports event and

    will not permit my child, or encourage any other person, to attend, coach, officiate or participate in a youth

    sports event while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

7. I will not engage in the use of profanity.

8. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to engage in the use of profanity.

9. I will treat any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee with respect regardless of race,

    creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or ability.

10. I will encourage my child to treat any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee

      with respect regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or ability.

11. I will not engage in verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any coach, parent, player, participant, official

      or any other attendee.

12. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to engage in verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any

      coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.

13. I will not initiate a fight or scuffle with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.

14. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to initiate a fight or scuffle with any coach, parent, player,

      participant, official or any other attendee.

 

I hereby agree that if I fail to conform my conduct to the foregoing while attending, coaching, officiating or

participating in a youth sports event I will be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to the

following in any order or combination:

 

1. Verbal warning issued by a league, organization or school official.

2. Written warning issued by a league, organization or school official.

3. Suspension or immediate ejection from a youth sports event issued by a league, organization or school official

who is authorized to issue such suspension or ejection by a school board or youth sports organization.

4. Suspension from multiple youth sports events issued by a league, organization or school official who is authorized

to issue such suspension by a school board or youth sports organization.

5. Season suspension or multiple season suspension issued by a school board or youth sports organization.