Parental Code of Conduct for Tournaments

Parental Code of Conduct for Tournaments

BADMINTONscotland's Parental Code of Conduct for Tournaments is shown below. It can also be downloaded here.

 

Parental Code of Conduct for Tournaments

Any player entered in a tournament (domestic or otherwise) is expected to show a responsible attitude in both performance and appearance: this includes arriving in a fit state to participate and behaving appropriately both during and between matches.

Parents/guardians play a vital role in the development of the player. We ask that you adhere to this Parental Code of Conduct.

 

All parents/guardians are asked to adhere to the undernoted:

  1. to ensure, whenever possible, that your child arrives at all tournaments timeously (and at least 20 minutes before scheduled tournament matches);
  2. to show respect to fellow parents/guardians; and to demonstrate appropriate social behaviour;
  3. never to speak negatively to, or about, other players, in front of your own child or anyone else;
  4. to show respect to all coaches and tournament volunteers;
  5. to show respect to the decisions of the court officials;
  6. to note that you may watch matches, but are asked not to communicate with your child during such matches, except where coaching is allowed at breaks;
  7. to ensure you child is well behaved on and off court;
  8. to treat all other players and parents/guardians with respect: without your children’s opponents, there would be no matches!;
  9. to ensure that your child is collected safely at the end of tournaments, or that they have permission to travel home by other means.

 

Finally, please note that any instances of poor conduct on the part of any parent/guardian, or breaches of this Code, may result in action being taken against the parent/guardian in question in the form of a ban from attending future tournaments, for a determined period of time.

 

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