Parent/Guardian COC

  • Parent/Guardian: Code of Behaviour.

    • Treat your child the same irrespective of them winning or losing.
    • Remember that your child participates in snow sports for their enjoyment not yours.
    • Try to have fun when you are around your children at competitions. Well directed humour can be a great de-stressor.
    • Look relaxed, calm and positive on the sidelines.
    • Try and make friends with other parents at competitions.
    • Get involved in appropriate ways if your child or coach behaves in unacceptable ways during competitions.
    • Let the coach do the coaching.
    • Understand that children will benefit from a break sometimes and that involvement in other sport is okay.
    • Be there when your child performs poorly. Be an understanding listener rather than a critic, judge or fixer.
    • Be prepared to give your child some space so that they can grow and develop as an independent person.
    • Let your child know that your love for them is not associated with their sporting performances.
    • Communicate with your child and ask them how they are really feeling about their sport and about participating in particular.
    • Occasionally let your child compete without you being there and hovering over them.
    • Emphasise the good things your child did in preparing for and during the competition.
    • Give your child credit for accepting the responsibility of performing.
    • Try to avoid:
      • Saying “we’re competing today”. Instead say “you’re competing today”.
      • Getting too pushy or believe that you are indispensable. Let the coach do the coaching.
      • Living through your child’s performances.
      • Turning away when your child performs.
      • Turning away when your child’s behaviour is unsportsmanlike.
      • Telling your child what he/she did wrong after a tough competition.
      • Making enemies with your child’s opponents or family during a competition.
      • Making your child feel guilty by reminding them about all the time, money and sacrifices you are making for their sport.
      • Thinking of your child’s sporting performances as an investment for which you expect return.
      • Badgering, harassing or use sarcasm to motivate your child.
      • Comparing your child’s performances with those of other children.
      • Forcing your child to go to training. If they are sick of training find out why and discuss it with them.

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