1) Do not force any unwilling child to participate in sports or other unwanted activities.
2) Remember that children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment not yours. They are not miniature pro athletes.
3) Encourage your child always to play by the rules.
4) Teach your child that honest effort is as important as victory so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
5) Turn defeat into victory by helping your child work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship. Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or losing.
6) Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good plays by your team and by members of the opposing team.
7) Do not publicly question the officials’ and/or coaches’ judgment and/or honesty.
8) Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s sporting activities.
9) Recognize the value and importance of volunteer coaches. They give of their time and resources to provide recreational activities for your child.
10) Be on your best behavior. Be a good role model. Don’t use profane language or harass players, coaches or officials.
11) Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no games.
NOTE: The coach/manager has the right to approach the referee and/or LMH to report inappropriate behavior by any person attending a game or activity.
12) When dealing with a complaint, after a 24 hour cool-down period has expired:
- speak with the Parent Representative, if not satisfied;
- speak with the Manager, if not satisfied;
- meet with the Coach, if not satisfied;
- write a letter to LMH.