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Youth Sports Parent Code of Conduct

January 1, 2019


The essential elements of character building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these "six pillars of character."

I therefore agree:

* I will not force my child to participate in sports.
* I will remember that children participate to have fun the game is
for the youths, not adults.
* I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that
may affect the safety of my child, or the safety of others.
* I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.
* I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and
encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by
demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials,
and spectators at every game,practice or sporting event.
* I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike
conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing
and taunting, refusing to shake hands,or using profane language or
* I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger
the health and well being of any athletes.
* I will teach my child to play by the rules and resolve conflicts
without resorting to hostility or violence.
* I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials
and spectators with respect regardless of race,creed, color, sex or
* I will teach my child that doing one's best is more important than
winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome
of a game or his/her performance.
* I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and
make my child feel like a winner every time.
* I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for
making a mistake or losing a competition.
* I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they
benefit my child over winning. I will also de-emphasize games
and competition in the lower age groups.
* I will promote emotional and physical well-being of the athletes
ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.
* I will respect the officials and their authority during games and
will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field
and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and
* I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from
drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and will refrain their use at all
sporting events.
* I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games
and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.