North Kildare Cricket Club - Guidelines for Parents

Guidelines for parents

Guidelines for Parents

North Kildare CC believes that parents / guardians / carers should:

  • Be role models for your child and maintain the highest standards of conduct when interacting with children, other parents, with officials and organisers

  • Always behave responsibly and not seek to affect unfairly the game / player

  • Never intentionally expose any young participant to embarrassment or disparagement by the use of flippant or sarcastic remarks

  • Always recognise the value and importance of the volunteers who provide sporting/recreational opportunities for your child. Do not question publicly the judgement or honesty of umpires, managers, selectors or coaches. Respect umpires, coaches, organisers and other players

  • Encourage your child to play by the rules. Teach your child that honest endeavour is as important as winning and do all you can to encourage good sportsmanship.

  • Set a good example by applauding good play on both sides. Encourage mutual respect for team mates and opponents

  • Support all efforts to remove abusive behaviour and bullying behaviour in all its forms.

  • Read North Kildare CC’s policy guidelines on bullying and comply with its contents.

  • Complete and return the Consent Form pertaining to their child’s participation with North Kildare CC

  • Detail any health concerns pertaining to their child on the consent form. Any changes in child’s state of health should be reported to member of management team before coaching sessions

  • Ensure that their child is punctual for coaching sessions and games

  • Collect their child on time

  • Ensure that their child is properly attired for the weather conditions of the time

Parents or Guardians have the right to:

  • Be informed of problems or concerns relating to their child
  • Be informed if their child is injured
  • Have their consent sought on issues relating to tours

Breaches of these guidelines will be dealt with by a North Kildare CC official. Persistent concerns or breaches will result in the parent / guardian being asked not to attend cricket games / coaching if their attendance is deemed to be detrimental to their child’s welfare. The ultimate sanction should a parent / guardian continue to be breach of the code of behaviour may mean North Kildare CC refusing permission for the child to continue their involvement in representative cricket.