MARY, SEAT OF WISDOM PARENT PLEDGE
I PLEDGE TO GET MY CHILD TO PRACTICE AND GAMES ON TIME. I understand that it can be embarrassing for my child to be late and that I may be putting him/her at risk by not providing adequate time for warm up. I will be on time to pick up my child from all games and practices. This shows respect for the coach, and it tells my child that he or she is my top priority.
I PLEDGE TO “HONOR THE GAME”. I understand the importance of setting a good example for my child. No matter what others may do, I will show respect for all others involved in the game including coaches, players, opponents, opposing fans and officials. I understand that officials make mistakes. If an official makes a “bad call’ against my team, I will “Honor the Game” and be silent!
I PLEDGE TO REFRAIN FROM MAKING NEGATIVE COMMENTS about my child’s coach in my child’s presence. I understand that this plants a negative seed in my child’s head that can negatively influence my child’s motivation and overall experience.
I WILL RESPECT THE COACHES AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SCHOOL AT ALL TIMES. I realize that they have a difficult job and that their actions reflect their attempts to do what is in the best interests of the individual players, the team and the School. No matter how I feel about any coaching decision, including decisions made about playing positions, playing time, playing strategy, or other matters, and no matter how I feel about any decision made by a representative of the School, under no circumstances will I, in any way, mistreat or confront a coach or representative of the School in a verbally or physically inappropriate manner.
Communication is essential to the efficient operation of our teams. We encourage parents to get to know the coaches and to establish a constructive dialog with them. If conflict arises, however, we request that you do so in person or over the phone. We encourage you to avoid email as the primary means of conflict resolution. If you do not feel that you want to discuss the matter directly with the coach, we ask you to consider contacting the Advocate, who can make the coach aware of the matter. If you feel that communications with the coach and Advocate are not leading to a satisfactory result, we encourage you to contact the Athletic Director. We highly encourage you to use these avenues for conflict resolution before addressing any matter with the School Administration. The School Administration will be brought in to address any matter should the circumstances or events warrant.
MARY, SEAT OF WISDOM VIEWS ANY VIOLATION OF THE PARENT PLEDGE AS A SERIOUS MATTER. I acknowledge by signing this Pledge that any gross violation of the Pledge can be subject to sanctions by the School and Athletic Committee, which may be determined at the sole discretion of the School and Athletic Committee. Such sanctions can include banishment from the sidelines of games and in more extreme instances banishment from the Athletic program.
I will honor the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parent Pledge in my words and actions.