CODE OF CONDUCT

Preamble:
Interscholastic and 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 or any other attendee.

2. I will not encourage any 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 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 partiipate 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.

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

11. I will not engage in any 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 participant.