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Parents are required to read and sign a Parents’ Code of Conduct (“Parents’ Code”) in order to participate as a member of Palisades Elite AAU Basketball Club (“PE”).

This Palisades Elite Parents’ Code is proudly derived from the “Parents’ Code of Ethics”, ©The National Alliance for Youth Sports. I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care, and encouragement for my child participating in youth sports, by following this Parents’ Code of Conduct:

I will be a positive role model for my child and encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches and officials at every game or practice.

• I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of my personal desire to win.

• I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.

• I will insist that my child’s coach be trained in the responsibilities of being a youth sports coach and that the coach upholds the Coaches’ Code of Conduct (“Coaches’ Code”).

• I will support coaches and officials working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.

• I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.

• I will remember that the game is for youth - not adults.

• I will do my very best to make youth sports fun for my child.

• I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.

• I will help my child enjoy the youth sports experience by doing whatever I can, such as being a respectful fan, assisting with coaching, or providing transportation.

• I will read the National Standards for Youth Sports and do what I can to help all youth sports organizations implement and enforce them.

• I will refrain from making negative comments about the Talons coaches, board members, instructors and/or the organization in a public manner.

• I will refrain from confronting or interacting with athletes, officials, coaches, assistant coaches or instructors directly, and especially during active practices or games. Rather, I will embrace the notion of a “24-hour Cooling-Off Period” (if needed) and then direct relevant questions or concerns privately to the respective Head Coach or VP of Basketball.

• I will support the notion that the essential elements of character building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles – trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship – and that the highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these "six pillars of character."

• I will not force my child to participate in sports.

• I will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting, refusing to shake hands, or using profane language or gestures.

• I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.

• I will teach my child that doing one's best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.

• I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.

• I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.

• I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.

• I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.

• I will remember that:
- Children have more need for example than criticism.  

- A child is easily affected by outside influences, and I will attempt to relieve the pressure of competition, not increase it.

- The coaches and officials are volunteers, giving of personal time and money to provide a recreational activity for your child, and thus I will be kind to them.

- The opponents are necessary friends. Without them your child could not participate.

- I should applaud good plays by both your team and members of the opposing team.

- I should not openly question an official's judgment and honesty; Officials are symbols of fair play, integrity and sportsmanship.

- I should accept the results of each game, and will encourage my child to be gracious in victory and to turn defeat into victory by working towards improvement. Violations of the above Code of Conduct may, at the discretion of the Palisades Elite Board, result in suspension or termination (current and future) from the Palisades Elite without refund.


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