PARENTS CODE OF CONDUCT As a parent of a player in the LVBSC, I agree to:
Be my child's best fan! Support my child unconditionally and make him/her feel like a winner every time!
Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not mine.
Encourage children to participate, do not force them.
Focus on the child's efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skillful plays by all participants
Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from all soccer activities.
Respect the decisions of officials and teach children to do likewise.
Learn the rules of the game and the policies of the organization.
Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
Be kind to my child's coach, other volunteers including board members and concession workers and to the officials. The coach and board members are volunteers --giving of personal time to provide a recreational activity for your child. They are providing a valuable community service, often without reward other than their personal satisfaction. Without them your child could not participate.
Believe that referees, just as coaches and players, are attempting to do their best.
I will refrain from speaking to officials, unless it is to say thank you after the game. If I have questions or concerns with the referees, I will speak to the coach after the game or at practice.
Understand that my attitude can influence the players, coaches and spectators.
Demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all soccer events.
Be sure my child is available for most practices and games. Practices are as important as games. Children who simply don't show up for practice and/or games are letting everybody down. If I know my child is unable to attend a practice or game, I will give the coach advance notice to enable proper planning.
Report to the coach all injuries, special medical conditions (such as asthma) or extenuating circumstances (such as lack of sleep or family crisis) that may affect the player.
Send my child ready to play. My child will be dressed in uniform and will arrive on time.