Our Code of Conduct

Little Athletics is a family sport to be enjoyed by each member in their own way. Don’t spoil it by getting too intense.

  • Do not force an unwilling child to participate.
  • Remember – children are involved in organised sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage your child always to play by the rules.
  • Teach your child that honest effort is as important as victory, so that each result is accepted without undue disappointment.
  • Turn each defeat into victory, by helping your child to work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.  Never ridicule or abuse your child from the sidelines.  There is NO circumstance which warrants humiliation.
  • Remember – children learn best by example.  Applaud good performances by your athlete AND by those competing with them.
  • Do not project your own aspirations on to your child.
  • Do not publicly question the Officials’  judgement, and never their honesty.  If you see something of which you disapprove, notify the Arena Manager, Club Official or any Committee
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s sport.
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches and officials.  They give their time and resources freely to provide recreational activities for your child.

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