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Parents’ Code of Conduct

I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care, and encouragement for my child participating in youth sports by following this Parents' Code of Ethics:

  • I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and officials at every game, practice or other youth sports event;
  • I will place the emotional and physical well being of my child ahead of my personal desire to win;
  • I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment;
  • I will require that my child's coach upholds the “Coaches Code of Ethics”;
  • I will support coaches and officials working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all;
  • I will remember that the game is for youth not adults;
  • I will do my very best to make youth sports fun for my child;
  • I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.

This is a great article that sums it up: What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent - And What Makes A Great One