Athletics – For Parents

Parents’ Duties

  • Parental help at meets is COMPULSORY
  • Children MUST be accompanied by an adult
  • Parents are rostered on duty every other week
  • Parents with three or more children may be asked to work a duty every week
  • Rosters are sent by email every week
  • Compliance with this roster is vital for the running of each meet
  • Parents on roster are responsible for finding a replacement if they are unable to attend. Ideally this will be someone from the alternative roster week with whom duties can be swapped.
  • We ask that helpers/maids are NOT to be sent as replacements for ANZA Athletics parental roster duties
  • Parents who do not work their rostered shift (or find a replacement) twice during the season will be sent a warning email from the committee. On the third infringement, their child/children will be removed from the competition without refunds of fees.

Parents’ Code of Conduct

  • Encourage children to participate if they are interested. However, if a child is not willing, do not force him or her
  • Focus upon the child’s efforts rather than the overall outcome of the event. This assists the children in setting realistic goals related to his/her own ability by reducing the emphasis on winning
  • Teach children that an honest effort is as important as victory, so that the result of each event is accepted without undue disappointment
  • Encourage children to always participate according to the rules
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing an event
  • Remember children are involved in ANZA Athletics for their enjoyment, not yours
  • If you disagree with an official, raise the issue through the committee members rather than questioning the official’s judgment and honesty in public. Remember, the officials give their time and effort for your child’s enjoyment
  • Support all efforts to remove all verbal and physical abuse at ANZA Athletics activities
  • Recognise the value and importance of being a volunteer official and/or coach. They give their time and resources to provide recreational activities for the children and deserve your support.
  • Avoid use of bad language