Magnum Parent Code of Conduct

1.        Treat Referees with Respect

  • There are no circumstances in which a parent should confront a referee during or after a game. 

  • Do not verbally harass a referee.  

2.        Treat Your Coach with Respect

  • Ensure your child and all of his/her equipment gets to the games and practices on time.

  • Pick up your child promptly at the end of games or practices; don’t make the coaches wait for you.

  • Disagreements with the coach do not belong in the public before, during or after a game or practice. Questions or comments should be voiced later and probably on Monday after a tournament is over and everyone has time to collect their thoughts.


3.        Treat all Magnum Players, Including your Own Child, and Other Teams with Respect

  • Coaches, not parents, are the ones we entrust to instruct our players. Coaching and/or instructing from the spectator sideline are not permitted. It may confuse, distract or frustrate the players as well as contradict a coach’s instructions.

  • Be positive. Never yell or criticize your child or other players. Don’t expect them to play like professionals.

  • Avoid confrontations or shouting matches with the parents or fans of an opposing team.

  • Allow your child and other players to have fun playing volleyball. Don’t let volleyball become a chore!

  • Whether you win or lose, do so with class. 


4.        Treat Yourself with Respect

  • “Motor Mouths Not Welcome”. Constant yelling is very irritating to everyone around you.

  • Learn the rules of volleyball; you will enjoy it more. Attend a coaching, parent or referee clinic.

  • No alcohol, drugs, profanity or fighting are ever permitted at soccer games or practices. 


5.        Grievances

  • All grievances should be reported in email  to Eric Shick if you feel that your Magnum Coach is being unreasonable.  Remember that play time must be earned in practice and have many factors including attitude of the child, how hard they are working, etc. and therefore lack of playing time itself is not an appropriate grounds for a grievance.