Parents Code of Conduct

The success of our club depends upon positive involvement and support from the parents. Constructive feedback on programs and staff is welcomed and will help the organization further improve its programs. Please take time to understand the following items in the Parent Code of Conduct.

Please help us create a positive environment for our children by self-policing race day conduct. While in attendance at races or events, parents are required to abide by the USSA and Student Athlete Codes of Conduct as outlined below:

  • I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.
  • Parents shall not be permitted on a racecourse unless designated as a coach or specifically requested by a coach or race official to slip or otherwise maintain the course, or act as an official or gatekeeper.
  • I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well being of the athletes.
  • I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • I will promote the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.
  • I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
  • I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as inappropriate comments; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.
  • I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at an event, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.
  • I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.
    I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.
  • During scheduled coaching sessions, no parent shall act as a coach without the expressed invitation of the appropriate program director.
  • Parents shall subjectively relate concerns regarding programs, staff, their child, or other student athletes to the appropriate program director.
    When addressing issues within a program, parents are requested to adhere to the following lines of communication for resolution of that issue: Coach, Program
  • Director, Board of Directors (i.e., if an issue is not resolved through discussions with a coach, then the issue should be brought before the Program Director.)

I also agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Verbal warning by official, head coach, and/or head of league organization
  • Written warning
  • Parental race suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by organizations involved
  • Parental season suspension