Parents' Code of Conduct:
- I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches and officials at every game, practice or other youth sports event.
- I will make every effort to ensure my child is at every practice and game.
- I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of any personal desire to win.
- I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.
- I will provide support for coaches and officials working with my child to provide a positive, enjoyable experience for all.
- I will not coach my child or any other player during practice or a game, unless asked to do so by my child’s coach.
- I will demand a drug, alcohol and tobacco-free environment for my child
- I will remember that the game is for children and not for adults.
- I will do my very best to make youth sports fun for my child.
- I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.
- I will promise to help my child enjoy the youth sports experience within my personal constraints by assisting with coaching, being a respectful fan, providing transportation or whatever I am capable of doing.
- I understand that the VV reserves the right to dismiss at any time a player and/or their parents who by their conduct significantly creates problems for the team/program or after verbal warning continues todisrupt practices or games.
- I will assign responsibility for my child to a responsible adult if I am unable to be present at a game(s).
- Encourage your daughter and give positive statements about her play.
- Show respect for players, coaches, other parents, opponents, officials, and the program.
- If a problem or concern arises, notify the coach, the parent rep. or the program director. It is recommended you wait a minimum of 24 hours “cooling down period” after an incident before contacting a coach to express concerns. Under NO circumstances shall a parent approach during competition or when other players or parents are present. Vikings Volleyball encourages you to have the first contact with the coach themselves. The parent, player, and coach will often resolve the conflict and learn from the experience. We highly recommend you contact the coach directly, however if you are uncomfortable contacting the coach directly, contact the Program Director or Assistant Program Director. Contact information is available on the website.
- Model community values.
- Parents are invited to participate in the officiating/score-keeping clinic.
- Assist with team activities; driving, fundraising, volunteering, etc.
- Assure players arrive on time (15 min. early for practice), and are picked up on time.
- Parents are encouraged to attend competition events.
- Contribute to the team a minimum of 6 hours of scheduled volunteer time for each child playing or forfeit their $100.00 volunteer deposit.
- Be allowed to participate in board meetings during the initial open forum on the Agenda if you email the Program Director 48 hours prior to the meeting the new business info you would like to have addressed.
**Positive adult role models allow athletes to grow and accept challenges**