To the parents/guardians of our participants:
Sports Program Code of Ethics
The City of Gaithersburg welcomes you and your family to our Youth Sports Program. We appreciate your support, for without it, our programs would not exist. The philosophy of the City of Gaithersburg’s Youth Sports Program is participation over competition. The philosophy of Gaithersburg Sports is one of participation over competition. The fun and fulfillment of your child’s expectations are our primary objective. In order to facilitate and participate in our goal of a positive experience, we wish that you would keep in mind the following thoughts:
- Respect the facility in which we are guests.
By not bringing in food or drink into the gym.
Water bottles are excepted.
Do not bounce balls in hallways, against walls, ceilings and bulletin boards.
Do not touch bulletin boards or displays in the school.
Do not play on school equipment i.e. gymnastic equipment or on school stage areas.
- Respect the players from both teams.
Cheer for both teams. A good play is a good play.
Keep cheers positive and not negative.
Nonviolent encouragement please.
- Respect all officials, coaches and staff.
It is OK to disagree with an officials call or decision.
It is NOT OK to berate an official or coach.
Please temper your emotions with the knowledge that they are doing the best they can. Do not show that disagreement in such a way as to show disrespect to the officials.
To be on time to all games and practices.
Be sure to escort children from parking lot to game and pracatice locations.
- Respect other fans as they cheer for their team.
Everyone wants their team to win, keep an objective eye on the game.
Cheer plays made by all players.
Congratulate players from both teams at end of the game
- Keep all other children under close supervision at game sites.
Do not allow siblings and friends into other parts of buildings. •
Bring things for siblings to do that will not cause a distraction (ex: drawing, coloring or Game Boy).
Have FUN! If you do, the kids will follow!