Code of Conduct for Parents

Cork Harlequins Guidelines for Parents

Cork Harlequins believes that parents should:

  • Be a role model for your child and maintain the highest standards of conduct when interacting with young people, other parents, officials and organisers
  • Always behave responsibly and do not seek to unfairly affect the outcome of a game, a player or the opponent
  • Never intentionally expose any young participant to embarrassment or disparagement by the use of flippant or sarcastic remarks
  • Always  recognise  the value and   importance of the  officials and volunteers  who provide sporting and  recreational opportunities for  your child and do not publicly question the judgment or honesty.
  • Respect coaches, umpires, youth organisers, managers and other players.
  • Ensure that your child to plays by the rules.
  • Teach your child that honest endeavour is as important as winning and do all you can to encourage good sportsmanship.
  • Set a good example by applauding good play on both sides.
  • Encourage mutual respect for team-mates and opponents.
  • Take an interest in your child’s sport and support the child’s participation in their
    chosen activity.
  • Parents should support all efforts to remove abusive behaviour and bullying behaviour in all its forms.

Parents Code of Conduct

Parent(s) will:

  • Respect the rules and procedures set down in Hockey/Cricket.
  • Respect my child’s teammates and Coaches as well as players, parents and coaches from opposing teams. Parents will encourage their child to treat other participants, coaches, children’s officers, officials, selectors and managers with respect.
  • Give encouragement and applaud only positive accomplishments whether  from my child, his/her teammates, their opponents or the officials.
  • Respect my child’s Coach(s) and support his/her efforts
  • Respect the officials and their authority during sessions and events within the club and under the auspices of Hockey Ireland/Cricket Ireland.
  • Never demonstrate threatening or abusive behaviour or use foul language.

I agree to abide by the rules and procedures of Hockey/Cricket set down in this document and in particular the Guidelines and Code of Conduct for Parents:

Parent/Guardian Name (in print):_______________________

Signature: ______