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Parent's Code

Parents' Code

  • Remember that children play sports to have fun.
  • Encourage your child to play by the rules.
  • Show respect for your team's opponent, and the game officials.
  • Teach your child that honest effort is as important as victory. Results of games may then be accepted without undue disappointment.
  • Recognize and respect the role of coaches. They volunteer their time and resources to provide recreation for your children. Assist coaches in effectively preparing for games or practices by ensuring they are notified when your child will be late or absent.
  • Help your child work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship. 
  • Avoid criticizing your child for making mistakes.
  • Children learn best by example:
    • show appreciation for the good plays of both your team and the opposition,
    • do not publicly question the officials' judgement and honesty and
    • do not publicly question the coach's decisions.
  • Be on your best behaviour! Support efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children's sports.