Code of Conduct reminder
This pledge comes from the Flight Path Program – Kids First codes of conduct but should also incorporate all basketball.
Please take the time to read.
1. I will remember that children play sport for their enjoyment not yours.
2. I will encourage children to participate, do not force them.
3. I will focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
4. I will encourage children to always participate according to the rules.
5. I will never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
6. I will remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good plays by all teams.
7. I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
8. I will respect official’s decisions and teach children to do likewise.
9. I will show appreciation of coaches, officials and administrators. Without them your child could not participate.
10. I acknowledge that the consumption of alcohol and smoking is inappropriate at all junior games.
Please note – Failure to adhere to the code of conduct may result in the withdrawal or suspension of your child’s registration with the FPP for a period of time.
FPP Coaches, umpires, officials, administrators and parents form the basketball community. It is vital, for the betterment of junior sport, that we work together to provide the highest quality sporting environment for our children. “FPP Kids First” is designed to assist parents with the important role that they play in their child’s sporting experience.
Parents are encouraged to understand and promote the following:
• Sport for children will provide a solid base for later life.
• Be proud of your child’s attempts to compete.
• Children want to “play the game”.
• Promote the personal best philosophy – “do your best”
• Adults can give children two valuable assets:
1. The right example
2. The right attitude.
• Children like to win, but participation and enjoyment come first.
• Children are not little adults; let them play their game as a positive experience that will encourage them to a life-time involvement in sport.
• Support and applaud effort, discuss the game but never criticise.
• Display self-control – don’t embarrass your children or yourself.
• Support umpires and encourage players to accept their decisions.
• Above all, support an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment.
• After the game, speak briefly and rationally.
The FPP thanks you for your efforts to provide a healthy and positive sporting environment for our children.