Little Athletics Code of Behaviour
The Queensland Little Athletics Association has outlined a Code of Ethics, which emphasises its role and involvement in the organisation and participation of parents and children within the Little Athletics Movement.
The Code of Ethics is aimed at establishing an ‘across the board’ pattern of behaviour that should be considered of paramount importance to all parents, coaches and officials under the ideals and philosophies outlined in the aims and objectives of the Little Athletics Movement throughout Australia, which we feel will greatly assist in bringing up children in a family environment of FUN, FITNESS and the establishment of FRIENDSHIPS.
Therefore, it could be said that if Little Athletics is to be enjoyed by all for the benefit of FAMILY, FUN and FITNESS, the co-operation and assistance of all parents, coaches and officials is of prime importance:
DO NOT criticise children in front of spectators, but reserve constructive criticism for private circumstances.
ACCEPT decisions of all officials and referees as being fair, and called to the best of their ability.
DO NOT criticise opposing athletes or supporters by word or gestures.
MAKE every athletic competition serve as a training ground for life and as the basis for good mental and physical health.
EMPHASISE that good sports are good students and are both physically and mentally alert.