Our Expectations of Parents

 

All athletes from Tiny Tots - U14 (inclusive) must have a parent or nominated responsible person in attendance for the entire meet to enable the athlete to compete. "No parent - No Play".

 

Little Athletics is not a child minding service. It is a condition of registration of an athlete that the family acknowledges that attendance and participation in the meets is expected.

 

Parents are asked that when they are rostered to perform their official duty including set up and pack up they must be available by the specified time.

 

Our Parents / Guardians Charter (as of 2014)

- can be downloaded via this link Parents / Guardians Charter.

 

Code of Conduct for Parents

 

  • Encourage children to participate if they are interested. However, if a child is not willing to, do not force him or her.

  • Focus upon the child's efforts rather than the overall outcome of the event. This assists the child in setting realistic goals related to his/her ability by reducing the emphasis on winning.

  • Teach children that an honest effort is as important as victory, so that the result of each event is accepted without undue disappointment.

  • Encourage children to always participate according to the rules.

  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing an event.

  • Remember children are involved in Little Athletics for their enjoyment, not yours.

  • If you disagree with an official, raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than questioning the official's judgement & honesty in public. Remember, officials volunteer their time & effort for your Childs involvement.

  • Support all efforts to remove verbal & physical abuse at Little Athletics activities.

  • Recognise the value & importance of being a volunteer official and/ or coach. They give their time and resources to provide recreational activities for children and deserve your support.

 

Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour, by not harassing athletes, coaches or officials, smoking on the arena or being intoxicated.

 

Although there is no set action plan for adults breaking the Charter / Code of Conduct, the committee reserves the right to bar an adult from attending Little Athletics meets.