Last Updated
Saturday, March 20, 2010  10:19 PM

Code of Ethics

If children are interested, encourage them to participate. However, if a child is unwilling, do not force him or her to be involved.
Focus upon the child's efforts and performance rather than the overall outcome of the event. This assists the child in setting realistic goals related to his or her ability by reducing the emphasis placed on winning.
Keep the performance goals simple. Simple and realistic means challenging but attainable. The more performance goals set, the more likely the child will have to be successful.
Some example of simple performance goals:-
contest the ball with a player from the other team
recover quickly from incorrect plays
recover quickly from correct plays
find a team mate with my disposal (kick, throw, handball, pass)
Goals that are perceived by children to be too high only serve to make them anxious.
Teach children that an honest effort is an important victory, so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
Encourage children to always participate according to the rules of the school.
Encourage children to always participate according to the rules or the laws of the game.
Never ridicule or yell at a child for making what you consider to be a mistake, or for losing a game.
Remember that children are involved in organized sports for THEIR enjoyment not YOURS.
Remember that children learn best from example.
Quietly and genuinely applaud good plays by all teams.
If you disagree with an official, raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than questioning the official's judgment and honesty in public. Remember, most officials give their time and effort for the benefit of your child's involvement. It may be wise to approach the Principal some days after the event.
Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
Recognize the value and importance of volunteer coaches. They give of their time and resources to provide recreational activities for the children and deserve your support.
Avoid the use of offensive or derogatory language including that based on gender.










Wichita World XI
Cricket Club

Children love to play - but we can only compete when participating in sport. The level of competition must be appropriate for the children.
Remember that children play organized sports for FUN! They are not playing for the entertainment or the egos of the spectators only. Children are not mini professionals.
Quietly applaud good performances and efforts from each team. Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the outcome of the game/competition.
Control your responses to what you see - this requires personal discipline - verbal abuse of officials (umpires or referees) or players, deliberately distracting or provoking players competing is not acceptable or justified.
Never ridicule or scold a child for making what you consider to be a mistake during a competition.
Positive comments are motivating
Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
Show respect for your team's opponents.
Without them there would be no game.
Encourage quietly players to follow the rules and laws of the game and always the official' decisions.
Demonstrate appropriate social behavior by not using foul or offensive language, harassing players, coaches and officials.
Avoid the use of offensive and/or derogatory language including that based on gender.

PLAY BY THE RULES - playing outside the rules is called '
Never argue with an official (umpire, referee). If you disagree have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the competition.
Control your temper - THIS REQUIRES PERSONAL DISCIPLINE. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted in any sport.
Work equally hard for yourself and/or for your team. Your team's performance will benefit and so will you.
Be a `good sport'. Gain respect from your team mates and opponents because of the fair manner in which you play the game. Applaud all good plays whether they be by your team, opponent or the other team.
Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.
Co-operate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
Play for the `fun of it' and not just to please parents and coaches.
Avoid the use of offensive and/or derogatory language including that based on gender, race or creed