Code of Conduct – Parents

Parents can help create a positive sporting environment and reduce sport rage by being good role models.

Encourage fair play

  • Cheer and acknowledge good plays by both teams
  • Thank the official, coach and other team after the game.

Respect officials, coaches and opponents

  • Accept decisions by officials – they are human and can make mistakes.
  • Deal with issues in a controlled and professional manner after the game.

Keep your emotions in check

  • Be enthusiastic, but don’t scream instructions from the sideline
  • Don’t get into shouting matches with anyone
  • Never use bad language or harass others.

Uphold your club’s code of conduct

  • Understand, uphold and support your club’s code of conduct for parents.
  • If you have put your hand up to be an offical in junior sport it’s important to understand all your club’s rules and regulations, the spirit of the game and the relevant codes of conduct. Paul Kennedy has another great tip you can see here.