Code of Conduct Parents, Guardians, Supporters

Athletics Ireland – Parents/Guardians Code of Conduct

Athletics should be safe, fun and conducted in a spirit of fair play

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them.
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in sport.
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding good performances of all.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgments.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Encourage and guide performers to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”