Code of Conduct for Parents / Carers
The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. All Parents/Carers must:
- Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their judo; remember they are involved in judo for their enjoyment not yours.
- Focus on the process not just results; help your child to recognise good performances.
- Avoid pressuring a child about winning or losing; applaud effort and hard work as well as success.
- Help your child to separate sport failure from personal failure.
- Give your child the freedom to problem solve and make their own decisions.
- Never force your child to take part in judo; allow them to play for themselves.
- Encourage your child to take responsibility for their decisions.
- Support and not interfere with the coaching; follow the club programme.
- Keep talking and general noise to a minimum during training sessions.
- Not constantly instruct your child during training sessions or at events.
- Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them.
- Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials; publicly accept officials’ judgements.
- Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.
- Respect other parents, players, coaches, referees and officials; use correct and proper language at all times.
- Watch what you say to your child; never punish or belittle them for losing or making mistakes.
- Ensure that no child under the age of 12yrs is left without a responsible adult present at training sessions or at events.
Revised: 11th November 2017