The Parents & Good Spectators Guide
Parents and spectators of Tadworth Cricket Club cricket should:
- Remember young people play cricket for their enjoyment not yours.
- Acknowledge good individual and team performance from all youngsters irrespective of the team for whom they play;
- Respect umpires’ /Match Officials decisions. Remember they are volunteers providing an opportunity for Tadworth Cricket Club members to play cricket;
- Never verbally abuse players, umpires, fellow spectators or coaches. Such behaviour can create a negative environment for youngsters and their behaviour will often reflect this;
- Acknowledge effort and good performance rather than ‘win at all costs’ ethic.
- Verbally encourage all youngsters in a positive way; and
- Encourage all players irrespective of their ability – never ridicule any individual player, regardless of the team for whom they play.
Parents are encouraged to:
- Be familiar with the coaching and training programme in order that you can ensure that your child is fully involved and the coaches are aware of their availability;
- Be familiar with the teaching and coaching methods used by observing the sessions in which your child participates.
- Be realistic about young players’ abilities; do not push them towards a level that they are not capable of achieving;
- Be aware that the Club has a duty of care and therefore, where appropriate, assist coaches with the supervision of the young players, particularly where numbers are large and there is a need to transport youngsters to away games;
- Be involved with Club activities and share your expertise; and
- Share concerns, if you have them, with Club Officials.
this page was last reviewed and updated 18 May 2022