PARENTS CODE OF CONDUCT

1. Children play Tee-ball for fun. Accept any mistakes as part of their learning process. Remember they are playing for their enjoyment not yours.

2. Encourage children to participate, do not force them.

3. Don’t leave your child at Tee-ball. Stay and support the team, volunteer to help and discuss your child’s progress with the coach.

4. Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.

5. Applaud good play from all teams. Applaud good plays by all teams.

6. Encourage your child to always play within the Rules of Tee-ball and accept the Umpire’s decision.

7. Never ridicule, abuse or yell at a child for making mistakes or losing a game.

8. Offensive behaviour from parents or spectators is not acceptable under the Rules of Tee-ball and stem action will be taken against offenders.

9. Recognize the value and importance of the volunteer coaches and officials. They give of their time and knowledge to provide organized Tee ball for your child and deserve your respect and support.

10. Tee-ball is a team game. Accept and understand that at all times your child may be asked to take a turn on the bench.

11. Not all children can be champions. Do not force an unwilling child to participate in Tee-ball or expect more from your child than their best efforts.

12. Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise. Remember children learn best through example.

13. If you disagree with an official or coach, raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than question the person in public.

14. Foul language of any sort will not be tolerated.

15. Support and encourage all of the team, not only your child, and remember that the coach is there for the whole team and not individuals.

16. As commitment to training is essential, the coach must be advised if a player cannot attend a training session. It is important to note that training for State Teams often takes place throughout the Christmas break.

17. Must advise the coach by the previous evening if their child is not going to be available through either injury or illness to enable changes to be implemented.

18. Derisive comments aimed at the umpire or officials are unacceptable and only bring the club into disrepute.

19. Show appreciation of volunteer coaches, umpires and officials. Without them, your child could not participate

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