Concord National Little League: Parents Role

Parent / Volunteer Pledge
I will teach all children to play fair and do their best.

I will positively support all managers, coaches and players.

I will respect the decisions of the umpires.

I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game.



Parent Code of Conduct
One of the most important things that you can do as a Little League parent is to show positive support of all players.

While many parents are often very enthusiastic when watching their child's games, it is important that you do not get overly involved, taking personal offense to official calls or decisions made by coaches and umpires. Most of the time, these decisions are made in reference to official game rules that you may not be familiar with. If you have a question about an official call or rule, you should contact the coach after the game, or call the Little League Regional Office. These rules are enforced simply for the safety of your child, ensuring that he/she will have a positive Little League experience.


The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports areembodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.”

Concord National Little League would like the patents of the players to read and abide by the following codes.
  1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.


  2. I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.


  3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.


  4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.


  5. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or sporting event.


  6. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting, refusing to shake hands, or using profane language or gestures.


  7. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of the athletes.


  8. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.


  9. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.


  10. I will teach my child that doing one's best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.


  11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.


  12. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition.


  13. I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.


  14. I will promote the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.


  15. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.


  16. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.


  17. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.


  18. I will remain off the field and out of the dugout unless I am serving in an official capacity.




Additional Reading
Below is a list of additional information that can also be found on the New Hampshire District One website.

Conflict Resolution

Parent Responsibilities

Parent Guidelines

Player Letter to Parents

Player's Bill of Rights

Safety Code