FAIR PLAY CODE FOR ATHLETES, COACHES, PARENTS
1 I will participate because I want to, not just because my parents or coaches want me to.
2 I will play by the rules, and in the spirit of the game.
3 I will control my temper – fighting and “mouthing off” can spoil the activity for everybody.
4 I will respect my opponents.
5 I will do my best to try to be a true team player.
6 I will remember that winning isn’t everything - that having fun,
improving my skills, making friends and doing my best are also
7 I will acknowledge all good plays/performances – those of my team and of my opponents.
8 I will remember that coaches and officials are there to help me. I will accept their decisions and show them respect.
FAIR PLAY CODE FOR COACHES
1 I will be reasonable when scheduling games and practices, remembering
that young athletes have other interests and obligations.
2 I will teach my athletes to play fairly and to respect the rules, officials and opponents.
3 I will ensure that all athletes get equal instruction, support and playing time.
4 I will not ridicule or yell at my athletes for making mistakes or for
performing poorly. I will remember that children play to have fun and
must be encouraged to have confidence in themselves.
5 I will make sure that equipment and facilities are safe and match the athletes’ ages and abilities.
6 I will remember that children need a coach they can respect. I will be generous with praise and set a good example.
7 I will obtain proper training and continue to upgrade my coaching skills.
FAIR PLAY CODE FOR PARENTS
1 I will not force my child to participate in sports.
2 I will remember that my child plays sport for his or her enjoyment, not for mine.
3 I will encourage my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
4 I will teach my child that doing one’s best is as important as
winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a
5 I will make my child feel like a winner every time by offering praise for competing fairly and trying hard.
6 I will never ridicule or yell at my child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
7 I will remember that children learn best by example. I will applaud good plays/performances by both my child’s t eam and their opponents.
8 I will never question the official’s judgment or honesty in public.
9 I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s sporting events.
10 I will respect and show appreciation for the volunteer coaches who give their time to provide sport activities for
1.) Links to drills, training techniques, coaching assistance, tourney’s, etc..
2.) Excerpts from drill books, available to purchase, ideas etc.. http://coachnick0.tripod.com/sb2day/id31.html
3.) Ohio Fastpitch Connection - many, drills, forum to send in your own to add to the data base
4.) Softball Man - Coaches tool book - ideas and opportunity to buy on line
5.) General Softball links for information
6.) Coaches Resources
7.) General Softball Search
8.) Jeff Jansen – Peak Performance info, Team Building and Mental Skills Training
9.) Stacey Mahoe – All about softball.com - e newsletter & free teleseminars
10.) Marc Dagenais – Perfomance and training specialist - e newsletter
11.) Tom Hanson – Mental Training Specialist - e newsletter