Sac Area Sports Adopts National Alliance For Youth Sports Conduct Code Of Ethics

Parents Code of Ethics

I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care, and encouragement for my child participating in youth sports by following this Parents' Code of Ethics:

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 place the emotional and physical well being of my child ahead of my personal desire to win.

I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.

I will require that my child's coach be trained in the responsibilities of being a youth sports coach and that the coach upholds the Coaches' Code of Ethics.

I will support coaches and officials working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.

I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.

I will remember that the game is for youth - not 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.

Parents Code of Ethics - continued

I will help my child enjoy the youth sports experience by doing whatever I can, such as being a respectful fan, assisting with coaching, or providing transportation.

I will read the National Standards For Youth Sports and do what I can to help all youth sports organizations implement and enforce them.


Coaches Code of Ethics

I hereby pledge to live up to my certification as a NYSCA Coach by following the NYSCA Coaches' Code of Ethics:

I will place the emotional and physical well being of my players ahead of a personal desire to win.

I will treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.

I will do my best to provide a safe playing situation for my players.

I will promise to review and practice basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries of my players.

I will do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all my players.

I will lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all my players.

I will provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.

I will be knowledgeable in the rules of each sport that I coach, and I will teach these rules to my players.

I will use those coaching techniques appropriate for all of the skills that I teach.

I will remember that I am a youth sports coach, and that the game is for children and not adults.


Administrators Code of Ethics

I hereby pledge to provide positive support to all youth sports programs in my community, to administer youth sports programs with professionalism and in the best interests of the children involved by following the Youth Sports Administrators' Code of Ethics:

I will run youth sports programs for the children involved, not the adults.

I will ensure that I am knowledgeable in the area of youth sports administration.

I will do my best to provide a safe playing situation for all participants.

I will provide support for coaches, officials and parents to provide a positive and enjoyable experience for all.

I will require all coaches and officials to be trained in the responsibilities of being a volunteer within the organization and that they uphold the NYSCA/NYSOA Codes of Ethics.

I will implement and enforce the National Standards For Youth Sports.

I promise to keep informed about current issues involving youth sports programs.


Officials Code of Ethics

I hereby pledge to live up to my certification as a NYSOA Official by following the NYSOA Officials' Code of Ethics.

I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support of all players, coaches, fellow officials and league administrators at all times.

I will ensure that I am knowledgeable of the rules of each sport I officiate, and apply those rules fairly to all participants, teams and coaches.

I will not allow personal friendships and associations to influence my decisions during a contest.

I will refrain from the use of tobacco and alcohol products when in the youth sports environment.

I will remember that youth sports provide an opportunity for children to learn and have fun and I will place their safety above all else.

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