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Code of Conduct

Training Program Code of Conduct for parents and players

Player Code of Conduct

  1. Have fun! Yes, conditioning and training is hard but sport is as much about personal growth as it is about having fun.
  2. Be a good sport and practice exceptional sportsmanship. Win or lose, always play fair, be honest and treat your coaches, team mates, opponents, officials, facilities, and fans with respect.
  3. Always learn. Athletic contests and practice sessions are always opportunities for education and growth. Treat them as such.
  4. Respect yourself and your abilities. Be confident in the person and player you are and who you want to become.
  5. Always seek improvement. Give 100% of yourself during practice and competition. Nobody performs perfectly everyday but commit to giving your best and doing a little better than you did the last time.
  6. Treat others with fairness and respect regardless of skill level, language, age, race, sex/orientation/gender, disability, color, religion, or national origin. Bullying, teasing, intimidation, and general harassment won’t be tolerated. 
  7. Be honest with yourself and others. Bubbles are for blowing, not living in. If we’re not honest with ourselves and with each other, there’s no way we can grow and better ourselves.
  8. Lean into discomfort. The only way to grow athletically and personally is to push your comfort level.
  9. Encourage your team mates. Positive reinforcement and encouraging words and actions works wonders.

Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct

We fully don’t expect any of these to be issues given the nature of badminton and our training program but we wanted to have them here to clarify our position on parent behavior in sports. 

  1. Treat all players, parents, spectators, coaches, and officials with respect.
  2. Support your coaches and avoid, “sideline coaching.” Alternate training methods and opinions can be discussed before or after practice.
  3. Refrain from using profanity.
  4. Parents will not encourage their children to engage in unsportsmanlike behavior.
  5. Constructive criticism should be given in private with your child not in front of other parents, players, or spectators.
  6. Verbal or physical altercations with anyone will result in immediate removal of your child from the program.
  7. Cheering and positive reinforcement is highly encouraged at all times.
  8. Accept the calls of players and officials during competition as fair. Do not verbally question or object during play.