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REFEREES, COACHES AND PARENTS AS ROLE MODELS (EXPECTATIONS)

REFEREES: What can they do to make the game better for players?

  • Know the rules.
  • Show respect to the players, coaches, parents and spectators.
  • Explain rules, when needed.
  • Smile and enjoy the game.
  • Be firm, fair and honest.
  • Be neutral.
  • Take each game seriously.

COACHES: What can they do to make the game more enjoyable for the players and easier for the referees to manage?

  • Know the rules.
  • Accept the referee’s decision.
  • Remain calm.
  • Do not make loud or offensive remarks.
  • Be a role model of fair play.
  • Be positive; avoid confrontation with officials.
  • Be firm with parents at games.
  • Teach skills.
  • Communicate with players and parents.

PARENTS: What can parents do to make the game more enjoyable?

  • Be knowledgeable of the game.
  • Encourage fair play.
  • Be supportive of players, coaches and referees.
  • Attend games and practices.
  • Be positive, or be quiet at games.
  • Praise other parent’s children at games.
  • Communicate with your children, ask what they’ve learned.
  • Focus on good nutrition.
  • Be respectful and expect respect.