• Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.

  • Encourage children to participate, do not force them.

  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.

  • Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.

  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.

  • Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skillful plays by all participants.

  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.

  • Respect officials decisions and teach children to do likewise.

  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

  • If you have a concern with a Coach or Administrator, rather than fester it, please communicate it.

  • It is important during trips away that parents allow their children the opportunity of “spreading their wings”

  • Parents should never discuss what they feel best for their child on the field, unless they first have discussed it with the coach.

  • It is important for parents to support BQI in relation to all off-field training and development programs.

  • Parents need to support BQI’s motto: “Development of young people is more important than  the development of young base-ballers.”

  • Encourage your child’s Coach (es) at all possible times. That small pat on the back “Goes a long way”

© 2020 by Redcliffe Padres.

Redcliffe Padres Baseball Club

Talobilla Park, 166 Klingner Rd

Kippa-Ring QLD 4021


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