2011 OVID ELSIE YOUTH FOOTBALL PARENTS CODE OF ETHICS
I promise to do my best to help each child in the Ovid-Elsie Youth Football Program to develop both mentally as well as physically. I promise to remember that we cheer for fun and that all children involved in this program must get a fair chance to participate. I realize that the programs and Coachs responsibility is to achieve a successful result. However, winning comes secondary to all children getting a chance to participate and have fun. I understand that this is not an adult sports program, but rather a youth sports program formed for the children in the community and for their enjoyment. I will do my best to see that children enjoy participating in this youth program. As a parent in this program, I do hereby promise:
1.) I will remember that this program is for the children and not for the adults.
2.) I will do my best to assist the program by participating and volunteering this season.
3.) I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, cheerleaders, coaches and officials at every game, practice or other youth sporting events.
4.) I will place the emotional and physical well being of my child ahead of any personal desire to win.
5.) I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.
6.) I will provide support for Coaches and Officials working with my child to provide a positive, enjoyable experience for all.
7.) I will demand a drug, alcohol and tobacco free sports environment for my child and agree to assist by refraining from their use at all youth sporting events.
8.) I will do my very best to make youth sports fun for my child.
9.) I will ask my child to treat other players, cheerleaders, coaches, fans and officials with respect, regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.
10.) I will promise to help my child enjoy the youth sports experience within my personal constraints by assisting the Coach, being a respectful fan or whatever I am capable of doing.
11.) I will require that my childs Coach be trained in the responsibilities of being a youth sports Coach and that the Coach agrees to the youth sports Coaches Code of Ethics.
12.) I agree to reimburse the program the full cost for any used equipment not returned promptly and properly.
I understand that I may be dismissed from practices or games for violations of these points. I also understand that I may subject my child to being barred from participating in the program for my violations of any of these points. This decision is at the discretion of the Ovid Elsie Youth Football Board of Directors.
Parents Signature_____________________________________________ Date_______________________