GRAA PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT
I understand that I must follow the Parent Code of Conduct to stay in good standing:
- Your child’s primary goal is to do their very best in school because school and good grades come first before sports.
- Youth sports are an opportunity for players to learn and have fun
- Placing too much pressure on players to perform well creates stress that can distract from their enjoyment and performance and can affect their self esteem
- Kids will not be great at everything, parents can help by relaxing and enjoying the game
- Striving to win, rather than winning itself, is what is important in youth sports
- Striving to win means your child is playing the best they can
- Players need to know that if they are trying their best, they are winners
- All players must get adequate playing time to improve and gain confidence
- Adequate playing time for all players is more important than winning a game
- If a coach feels the team lost a game simply because a player of lesser ability received adequate playing time, the coach did the right thing.
- Players need to attend and be on time for all games and practices.
- If a player cannot attend a game or practice or will be late or need to leave early, notify the coach ahead of time
- Treat coaches, players, umpires and fans with respect
- Be courteous to opposing team’s players and coaches
- Be a good fan. Applaud good plays made by your team or the opposition
- Never engage in negative conversation with the opposing team’s players or coaches
- Never argue with an umpire
- Control your temper
- Verbal abuse of anyone is not acceptable behavior
- Instructions shouted to players during the game are distracting, often too late to have an impact and sometimes are inaccurate or in conflict with what the coach is teaching
If you fail to abide by this code of conduct, you will be subject to disciplinary action that could include:
- Asked to leave the field location
- Suspension from future attendance
- Suspension for the remainder of the season
GRAA PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT
I understand that I must follow the Player Code of Conduct to stay in good standing:
Do your very best in school because school and good grades come first before sports.
- Remember that sports are an opportunity to learn and have fun.
- Inform your parents or coaches if playing stops being fun.
- Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team's performance will benefit, so will you.
- Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not to please your parents, coaches or anyone else.
- Play in an environment that is free of drugs, tobacco and alcohol. Participation
- Attend and be on time for all games and practices.
- If you cannot attend a game or practice or if you will be late or need to leave early, notify your coach ahead of time.
- Do your best to listen and learn from your coaches.
- Encourage your parents to be involved with your team in some way because it is important to you.
- Respect the game, play fairly and follow the rules.
- Treat your coaches, teammates, other players, officials and fans with respect.
- Encourage good sportsmanship from your teammates at every game and practice by demonstrating good sportsmanship yourself.
- Be courteous to opposing team’s players and coaches.
- Be a good sport. Applaud good plays made by your team or the opposition.
- Do not initiate a fight, engage in verbal or physical abuse or use bad language with anyone.
- Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your coach approach the official during a break or after the game.
- Control your temper. Verbal abuse or physical abuse of anyone is not acceptable behavior.
- Respect the privilege of using public playing fields.
If you fail to abide by the above code of conduct, you will be subject to disciplinary action that could include:
- Loss of playing time.
- Suspension for the next game(s).
- Suspension for the remainder of the season.