Code of Conduct for Parents, Carers & Supporters
We request that all parents, carers and/or supporters of any schools competitions act within the following guidelines:
- Do not force an unwilling child to participate in any competition.
- Do not question the umpire's decisions or honesty. Remember he/she is only human with the same feelings as you, and like you, can sometimes make an honest error.
- Do not coach your child from the sidelines; leave this to the teacher or coach.
- Do not use foul or abusive language in any circumstances.
- Do not criticise your child's teacher/coach in front of your child or with other parents. Any issues should be raised with the teacher/coach.
- Do not criticise the opponents, their parents, teachers/coaches or the referee.
- Remember children are involved in sport for their enjoyment not yours.
- Encourage your child to play to the rules and not to argue with umpires or other officials.
- Teach your child that honest effort is more important than victory so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
- Turn losing into winning by helping your child work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.
- Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
- Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good play by your team and by members of the opposition.
- Recognise the importance and value of teachers/coaches who may be giving up their time voluntarily.
- Be familiar with the rules of the sport to understand better what you are watching and commenting on.
- Promote this code of conduct to other parents, carers and supporters.
Pupil's Code of Conduct
- Treat team mates, teachers, coaches, umpires and opponents with respect
- Have fun, reach for the top, and always try your best
- Umpires are there to interpret the rules for you; accept their decisions
- Never use bad language or insult opponents, teachers, coaches, umpires or spectators
- Do not try to gain an unfair advantage over opponents
- Enjoy yourself, know the rules of the game and play by the spirit of the rules
- Realise that without opponents, there wouldn't be a game.