Spectators’ Code of Conduct

  • Remember that children participate in Little Athletics activities for fun. They are not participating for the entertainment of spectators, nor are they miniature professionals.
  • Applaud good performances and efforts from each athlete. Congratulate all participants upon their performance regardless of the event outcome.
  • Respect the officials’ decisions. If there is a disagreement, follow the appropriate procedure in order to question the decision and teach the children to do likewise.
  • Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake during a competition. Positive comments are motivational.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or athletes
  • Show respect for each participant. Without them there would be no events.
  • Encourage athletes to follow the rules and the officials’ decisions
  • Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not harassing athletes, parents, coaches or officials, smoking on the arena or being intoxicated
  • Avoid use of bad language