CODE OF CONDUCT
Parent/Guardian Agreement As a Parent I /We Agree To...
The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these "six pillars of character."
I therefore agree:
1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.
2. I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.
3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.
5. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event.
6. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.
7. I will not encourage any behaviours or practices that would endanger the health and wellbeing of the athletes.
8. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
9. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
10. I will teach my child that doing one's best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.
12. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participant for making a mistake or losing a competition.
13. I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
14. 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.
15. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.
16. 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.
17. 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.
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 game suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by organizations involved
• Game forfeit through the official or coach
• Parental season suspension
White Line Policy
As a Parent we agree and recognize that Only Players, Coaches or Officials are to be on the field of Play or Near the Players Benches . at no time are parents allowed on the “Field of Play unless invited to do so by an Official Representative of Team OVFL
COACHES/GM CODE OF CONDUCT
• Be a positive role model to your players, display emotional maturity and be alert to the physical safety of the players.
• Care more about your players than winning the game. Remember, players are involved in sports for fun and enjoyment.
• Be generous with your praise when it's deserved. Be consistent and honest, fair and just. Do not criticize players publicly. Learn to be an effective communicator and a good listener.
• Give all players the opportunity to improve their skills, gain confidence and develop self-esteem. Teach them the basics of the game.
• Organize practices that are fun and challenging to the players. Familiarize yourself with the rules, techniques and strategies of your sport. Encourage all of your players to be "team players."
• Maintain an open line of communication with the players' parents. Work together to develop the goals and objectives of the program.
• To play the game is great. To love the game is greater.
Participants & Parents
By completing the registration I / We agree to be bound to the Team OVFL Code of Conduct Policy. Failure to meet the requirements can and will result in Suspension or Termination from the program for cause.
Our goal is to provide a Fun, Safe sports environment free from negativity in any form. including but not limited to
Respect for the Game and its rules
Respect for the Players, Coaches and Officials
Respect for the Fans
Respect for the Facility
All Parents & Participants acknowledge Team OVFL as the sole judge and governor of Conduct and agree to be bound.