Parents, please read the attached article from Dr. Dina Gentile on the Do's and Do Not's of parenting on the sideline. There is a lot to learn for everyone. Thanks
Parents are expected to abide by the code of conduct.
We feel the parents play a vital role in the development of student athletes, therefore, the ITAA believe in the following:
- Be a positive role model through your own actions to make sure your child has the best athletic experience possible.
- Be a "team fan", not a "my kid" fan.
- Weigh what your children say; they will tend to slant the truth to their advantage.
- Be respectful of all official's decisions.
- Don't instruct your children before or after a game, because it may conflict with the coach's plans and strategies.
- Praise student-athlete in their attempt to improve themselves as students, as athletes and as people. Gain an understanding and appreciation for the rules of the contest.
- Recognize and show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team.
- If you as a parent have a concern, take time to talk with coaches in an appropriate manner including proper time and place. Be sure to follow the designated chain of command.
- Please reinforce our drug and alcohol free policies by refraining from the use of any controlled substances before and during athletic contests.