Code of Conduct

VA YELLOW JACKETS

Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct

An essential part of developing successful athletes and having them achieve their highest potential is founded in character-building and ethics. These characteristics are tremendously important to the Yellow Jackets organization and all in order to promote this mission all parents/ guardians shall be required to abide by this code.

In recognition and understanding of that importance, parents/guardians do therefore agree:

1. I will not force my child to participate in sports

2. I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults

3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others

4. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event.

5. 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; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.

6. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of the athletes.

7. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.

8. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.

9. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard.

10. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition.

11. I will respect the officials and their authority during games, and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.

12. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.

13. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.