Parents are the most important role models for their children, they can help develop a sense of teamwork, self-worth, and sportsmanship. I, as a parent, will encourage my child to respect the game officials’ decisions and not criticize a game official’s ruling during or after a game.
Parent’s Code of Conduct
- I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and officials at every game, practice, or other youth sports event
- I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment
- I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and abusive language, and I will refrain from their use at all youth sports tournaments and events.
- I will place the emotional and physical well being of my child and other players ahead of a personal desire to win
- I will encourage my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect regardless of their race, sex, creed or ability.
- I will do my best to make youth sports fun for my child
- I will remember that the game is for the children, not the adults
- I will know ASA Rules and Procedures
- I will require that my child’s coach be trained in the responsibilities of being a youth sports coach and that the coach upholds the Coach’s Code of Conduct.
- I will demonstrate positive sideline behavior and never “coach” from the sideline
- I will ensure my players are available for all activities
- I understand my players are committed to the entire 12 month season (January to December
- I understand that U13-U18 Parents are not allowed around the fields during practice
- I will abide by the “24 Hour Rule” – which requires that I not contact a coach within 24 hours after a game to discuss issues