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Indian Head Soccer Association
INDIAN HEAD MD

Top 10 - REASONS WHY KIDS PLAY SPORTS

#1 HAVE FUN

#2 Improve skills

#3 Do something that they are good at.

#4 Stay in Shape

#5 Meet new friends

#6 Get exercise.

#7 Be part of a team.

#8 Enjoy challenge of competing.

#9 Learn new Skills.

#10 To win.?

[National Association for sport and Physical Education.]



TEAM CHECK LIST RULES TO PLAY BY:

I abide by the rules of the game

I try to avoid arguments.

I share in the responsibilities of the team.

I give everyone a chance to play according to the rules.

I always play fair.

I follow the directions of the coach.

I respect the other teams effort.

I offer encouragement to my teammates.

I accept the judgement calls of game officials.



SPORTMANSHIP IS THE ABILITY TO:

[win without gloating don't rub it in].

[Lose without complaining{don't make excuses}].

[treat your opponent and the officials with respect].



SPORTSMANSHIP TIPS:

If you make a mistake don't make excuse.Learn from your error and be ready to continue playing.

If a teammate makes a mistake, encourage, don't critisize.

Dr. Darrel J. Burnett]



PARENTS CODE OF ETHICS:

I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstating positive for all players,coaches, and officials at every game, practice, or other youth sports event.

I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child of a personal desire to win.

I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy enviroment.

I will require that my child coach be trained in the resposibilties of being ayouth sports coach and that the coach upholds the Coaches Code of Ethics

I will support coaches and officials working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.

I will demand a sports enviroment for my child that is free from drugs,tabacco, and alcohol, and will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.

I will remember that the game is for the youth- not adults.

I will do my very best to make youth sports fun for my child.

I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans, and officials with respect regardless of race,sex,creed, or ability.

I will read the National Standard for Youth Sports and do what I can help all youth sports organizations implement and enforce them.

[Parents Association for Youth Sports.]



OUR MOTTO: ADULT RULES FOR KIDS SPORTS

#1 MAKE IT FUN

#2 SET A GOOD EXAMPLE

#3 CHEER FOR EVERYONE

Remember There is no I in Team

TEAM

T=together

E=everyone

A=achieves

M=more