PARENTS and GUARDIANS Code of Conduct

(As extracted from the Athletics Albert Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy)

In addition to section 7 (above), parents and guardians will have additional responsibilities to:

a) Encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all athletes, participants, coaches, and officials at every competition, practice or other youth event.

b) Place the emotional and physical well being of the child ahead of a personal desire to win.

c) Insist that each child participates in a safe and healthy environment.

d) Require that the child's coach be trained in the responsibilities of being a youth sports coach and that the coach upholds the Coaches' Code of Conduct.

e) Support coaches and officials working with the child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.

f) Demand a sport environment for the child that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.

g) Make every effort to ensure that the sport is fun for the child.

h) Ask the child to treat other athletes, participants, coaches, fans and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.

i) Help the child enjoy the youth athletics experience by providing assistance when possible, such as being a respectful fan, assisting with coaching, or providing transportation.

j) Make a commitment to volunteer and assist the sport system when asked or needed.