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Parent's Code

Parents Code

Gateway Flag Football Parent’s Code of Conduct
  • I will be responsible for my behavior as well as for the behavior of those who attend the game/practices as my guest.
  • I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care, and encouragement for my child participating in youth sports by following this Parent’s Code of Ethics Pledge.
  • I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and official at every game, practice or other youth sports events.
  • I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of a personal desire to win.
  • I will be in control of my emotions.
  • I will remain in the spectator area during games/practices.
  • I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.
  • I will support coaches and officials working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.
  • I will not advise the coach on how to do their job.
  • I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.
  • I will not drink alcohol at a game/practice or come to one having drunk too much.
  • I will remember that the game is for our youth – NOT ADULTS – and that participation in youth sports is a privilege, not a right.
  • I will show respect for all participants at all times.
  • I will do my very best to make youth sports fun for my child.
  • I will not instruct him to harm any other participants.
  • I will not coach my child during the game/practice.
  • I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans, and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.
  • I will not make insulting comments to players, parents, officials, or coaches of either team.
  • I promise to help my child enjoy the youth sports experience by doing whatever I can, such as being a respectable fan, assisting with coaching, or providing transportation.
  • I will require that my child’s coach be trained in the responsibilities of being a youth sport coach and that the coach upholds the Coach Code of Conduct.

I do understand that I will abide by the above Code of Conduct, if I do not live up to the Parents’ Code of Conduct, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to the following: verbal warning by official, coach, or league director; ejection from fields; parental game suspension, game forfeit; or season suspension with no refund of fees. 

By registering my child/children I have agreed to this code of conduct

NFL Flag at Gateway- serving Gateway, Lehigh Acres, and the Ft. Myers area

13260 Griffin Drive, Sherman Soccer Complex
Fort Myers, Florida 33913