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Parents' Code of Conduct

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
Good citizenship.

The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these "six pillars of character."

I therefore agree:

*I will enjoy my child's opportunity to experience the benefits of sport.

*I will trust in my child's ability to have fun as well as to perform and achieve excellence on his/her own.

*I will help my child to learn the right lessons from winning and losing and from individual accomplishments and mistakes.

*I will respect my child's peers and fellow parents as well as the players, parents and coaches from opposing clubs.

*I will give only encouragement and applaud only positive accomplishments whether for my child, his/her teammates, their opponents or the officials.

*I will respect my child's instructor/coach and support his/her efforts.

*I will not instruct from the sidelines unless asked to by the instructor/coach.

*I will insure that my child will attend all events and training sessions possible and, when not possible, I agree to inform the coach in advance.

*I will respect the officials and their authority during events.

*I will never demonstrate threatening or abusive behavior or use foul language.

*I will be responsible to report to the HYC Swimming or Sailing Program Director of any perceived misconduct by coach/instructor, participant, parent or official so it can be dealt with in the appropriate manner.