Parent Code of Conduct

  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage children to participate, do not force them.
  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  • Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skillful plays by all participants.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  • Respect officials decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your  child could not participate.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • If you have a concern with a Coach or Administrator, rather than fester it, please communicate it.
  • It is important during trips away that parents allow their children the opportunity of “spreading their wings”
  • Parents should never discuss what they feel best for their child on field, unless they first have discussed it with the coach.
  • It is important for parents to support BQI in relation to all off field training and development programs.
  • Parents need to support BQI’s motto: “Development of young people is more important than  the development of young base-ballers.”
  • Encourage your child’s Coach (es) at all possible times. That small pat on the back “Goes a long way”