Parents Code of Ethics

 

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 be trained in the responsibilities of being a youth sports coach and that the 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 demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.

 

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.

 

I will help my child enjoy the youth sports experience by doing whatever I can, such as being a respectful fan, assisting with coaching, or providing transportation.

 

I will read the National Standards For Youth Sports and do what I can to help all youth sports organizations implement and enforce them.