Aberdeen Board of Parks and Recreation
Parent’s Code of Conduct
Aberdeen Board of Parks and Recreation seeks to instill positive character-building traits in our communities’ youth through the demonstration of good sportsmanship, respect for others, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship. We ask that parents and their guests attending Aberdeen Parks and Rec sponsored events help us by reflecting these character traits at games.
When attending an Aberdeen Parks and Rec sponsored events, I therefore agree:
- I 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.
- I will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing, taunting or using profane language or gestures, etc.
- I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and wellbeing of the athletes.
- I will teach my child to play by the spirit of the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
- I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, sex, or ability.
- I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participant for making a mistake or losing a competition.
- I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches or referees at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.
- 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 will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
Violations of the Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action including, but not limited to, the following:
1. Verbal warning.
2. Limited suspension from programs and activities.
3. Permanent expulsion from programs and activities.
An individual may face permanent expulsion without verbal warning and/or suspension if, in the judgment of the Recreation Council, the violation is significant enough to warrant such action.
By completing the registration, I, the parent(s) or legal guardian(s), hereby give my pledge that I will ensure that my player follow the aforementioned Code of Conduct.