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Sport Parent Code of Conduct
We, the __________________________ Little League,
7. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices
have implemented the following Sport Parent Code of
that would endanger the health and well being of
Conduct for the important message it holds about the
the athletes.
proper role of parents in supporting their child in sports.
8. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to
Parents should read, understand and sign this form prior
resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility
to their children participating in our league.
or violence.
Any parent guilty of improper conduct at any game or
9. I will demand that my child treat other players,
practice will be asked to leave the sports facility and be
coaches, officials and spectators with respect
suspended from the following game. Repeat violations
regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
may cause a multiple game suspension, or the season
10. I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more
forfeiture of the privilege of attending all games.
important than winning, so that my child will never
Preamble
feel defeated by the outcome of a game or
The essential elements of character-building and ethics
his/her performance.
in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship
11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and
and six core principles:
trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner
• Trustworthiness,
every time.
• Respect,
12. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other
• Responsibility,
participants for making a mistake or losing a
• Fairness,
competition.
• Caring, and
• Good Citizenship.
13. I will emphasize skill development and practices and
The highest potential of sports is achieved when
how they benefit my child over winning. I will also
competition reflects these “six pillars of character.”
de-emphasize games and competition in the lower
age groups.
I therefore agree:
14. I will promote the emotional and physical well-
1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.
being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire
2. I will remember that children participate to have fun
I may have for my child to win.
and that the game is for youth, not adults.
15. I will respect the officials and their authority during
3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or
games and will never question, discuss, or confront
ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the
coaches at the game field, and will take time to
safety of others.
speak with coaches at an agreed upon time
4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of
and place.
the league.
16. I will demand a sports environment for my child that
5. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my
is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will
child and encourage sportsmanship by showing
refrain from their use at all sports events.
respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive
17. I will refrain from coaching my child or other
support for all players, coaches, officials and specta-
players during games and practices, unless I am
tors at every game, practice or other sporting event.
one of the official coaches of the team.
6. 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; refus-
ing to shake hands; or using profane language
Parent/Guardian Signature
or gestures.
Sport Parent Code of Conduct
We, the __________________________ Little League,
7. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices
have implemented the following Sport Parent Code of
that would endanger the health and well being of
Conduct for the important message it holds about the
the athletes.
proper role of parents in supporting their child in sports.
8. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to
Parents should read, understand and sign this form prior
resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility
to their children participating in our league.
or violence.
Any parent guilty of improper conduct at any game or
9. I will demand that my child treat other players,
practice will be asked to leave the sports facility and be
coaches, officials and spectators with respect
suspended from the following game. Repeat violations
regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
may cause a multiple game suspension, or the season
10. I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more
forfeiture of the privilege of attending all games.
important than winning, so that my child will never
Preamble
feel defeated by the outcome of a game or
The essential elements of character-building and ethics
his/her performance.
in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship
11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and
and six core principles:
trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner
• Trustworthiness,
every time.
• Respect,
12. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other
• Responsibility,
participants for making a mistake or losing a
• Fairness,
competition.
• Caring, and
• Good Citizenship.
13. I will emphasize skill development and practices and
The highest potential of sports is achieved when
how they benefit my child over winning. I will also
competition reflects these “six pillars of character.”
de-emphasize games and competition in the lower
age groups.
I therefore agree:
14. I will promote the emotional and physical well-
1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.
being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire
2. I will remember that children participate to have fun
I may have for my child to win.
and that the game is for youth, not adults.
15. I will respect the officials and their authority during
3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or
games and will never question, discuss, or confront
ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the
coaches at the game field, and will take time to
safety of others.
speak with coaches at an agreed upon time
4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of
and place.
the league.
16. I will demand a sports environment for my child that
5. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my
is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will
child and encourage sportsmanship by showing
refrain from their use at all sports events.
respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive
17. I will refrain from coaching my child or other
support for all players, coaches, officials and specta-
players during games and practices, unless I am
tors at every game, practice or other sporting event.
one of the official coaches of the team.
6. 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; refus-
ing to shake hands; or using profane language
Parent/Guardian Signature
or gestures.