Parent / Guardian Code of Conduct

A parent or guardian will:

  • Remember that children should participate in sport for their enjoyment and not of the enjoyment of parents or guardians;
  • Encourage children to participate but will not force them;
  • Focus on the child's efforts and performance rather than winning or losing;
  • Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence;
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition;
  • Remember that children learn best by example;
  • Appreciate good performances and skills by all participants;
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities;
  • Respect officials' decisions and teach children to do likewise;
  • Show appreciation for coaches, officials and administrators as without them children could not participate; and
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.