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Profile of the Ideal Sports Parent

Profile of the Ideal Sports Parent

1. Support your child and attend as many contests as possible.
2. Avoid putting pressure on your child to start, score, or be the star of the team.
3. Support the coaches in public and around other parents and fans.
4. Avoid speaking negatively about the coaches in front of your child.  It may create a barrier in the child’s hope for improvement in the sport.
5. Understand the ultimate purpose of athletics.  It exists as an integral part of the total educational mission of the school, and participation in athletics is a privilege and not a right.
6. Serve as a good role model for students, athletes, and other fans.
7. Contribute as members of the Parent Teacher Association. 
8. Appreciate the educational opportunity that your child is receiving in our athletic program.  This includes the enormous time and effort provided by the coaches.
9. Serve as a beacon of good sportsmanship.  Show respect to everyone involved in high school athletics – the coaches, athletes, officials, and administration.
10. Follow the Chain of Command when you have a concern: Discuss an issue with the coach at an appropriate time.  If the problem still persists speak with the Athletic Director.  If a resolution is still not reached make an appointment to speak with the Dean.
11. Express concerns and questions in a courteous and civil manner.  Please do not attempt to confront a coach immediately before or after a practice or match.  These are emotional times for coaches, parents, and student athletes.
12. Abide by all politics, regulations, and procedures for our athletic program.
13. Understand the immediate goals of team and the athletic program are more important than the immediate hopes and dreams that you have for your child.
14. Avoid constant and chronic complaining.