Presentation on theme: "From the Parents Association for Youth Sports code of ethics: I will support coaches and officials working with my child. I will ask my child to treat."— Presentation transcript:
From the Parents Association for Youth Sports code of ethics: I will support coaches and officials working with my child. I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect. I will remember that the game is for youth - not adults.
STANDARDS FOR ADULTS The National H.S. Athletic Coaches Association Parent code of conduct: Be a positive role model. Be a team fan, not a "my kid" fan. Weigh what your children say. Show respect for the opposing team. Be respectful of all officials' decisions. Don't instruct your children before or after a game. Praise student-athletes. Gain an understanding and appreciation for the rules of the contest. Show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team. Teach that success is based on skill, and not on a win or loss. If you have a concern talk with coaches in an appropriate manner. Follow the designated chain of command. Remember that a ticket to a school event is a privilege.
Parental Concerns in High School Athletics Over importance on winning 16% Cost to participate 13% Lack of facilities/resources 11% Violence 10% Parental over involvement 10% Lack of parental involvement 10% Lack of funding 7% Poor coaching leadership organization 3% Drug use 6% Social drug use 6% Unfair play 4% Lack of morals/character 2% Harassment 1% Negative influence of Pro sports 1% AAI 2004
There is a Better Way… "I estimate that through middle school, high school, college and graduate school I had 18 different coaches and over 65 teachers. I adjusted to different styles and personalities and learned from each of them. However, here is how to get things done in Dell Rapids: If my child's performance is not what I had planned, someone is going to pay.... How long do you plan on doing this for your child? Will trying to fire 18 coaches and 65 teachers get you what you want?" - from Mick Hoglund, boys' basketball coach at Dell Rapids, S.D.
"Kids aren't dummies. They know who the better players are, who deserves to be the quarterback and the point guard, who should be the starters. In most cases, they can accept their coach's decisions. They're thrilled to be on a team.... But then the kids have to go home and listen to their parents." - Ron Cook
This yellow card has been given to you as a warning that your behavior may not be appropriate for this educational setting. Please realize that your admittance is a privilege, to observe a contest a and support high school activities, not a license by act or word, to assault players, coaches or officials. The student athletes participating in this contest wrote the following message for you. “It’s not your game, it’s ours, the players and athletes that are competing. We hope the spectators will watch, enjoy, encourage and be proud of us, win or lose. We need your support and enthusiasm. Please conduct yourself with character and class. Yellow Warning Card for Fan Control
The officials in charge of this athletic contest request that you leave the school district property IMMEDIATELY. Failure to comply with this request will result in contact of law enforcement authorities. Your privileges to attend this athletic contest have been revoked. Red Warning Card for Fan Control
“The biggest problem is ‘that everyone wants it the way that they want it’ and that is not what athletics is all about. The lifelong lessons that athletics can teach are being lost in modern times.” -From John Underwood, American Athletic Institute