PARENTS CODE OF CONDUCT
1. Remember that children play sports for their enjoyment, and not yours.
2. Encourage children to play according to the rules and spirit of the game, and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
3. Remember that children learn best by example, your example.
A. Focus on effort and skill development rather than winning and losing.
B. Focus on cheering and encouraging, and refrain from coaching from the
C. Focus on how a team deals with adversity, rather than dwell on the
cause of the adversity (a play, a call, a break, etc.).
D. Show respect for players and fans for both teams, as well as the
referees, officials, and coaches. Do not challenge a referee’s call.
Never ridicule, confront, taunt, or use profane language or gestures at a
club practice or game for any reason.
E. Raise any issues through the correct channels, and not on the field.
4. Acknowledge that the policies of the club include disciplinary action for behavior outside of the Parents Code of Conduct, that could include, but is not limited to:
A. Verbal warning by referee, official, head coach, and/or head of league
B. Written warning
C. Parental game suspension with written documentation of incident kept
on file by OPSC
D. Game forfeit through the referee, official or coach
E. Parental season suspension