Parent/Coach Resources

Welcome to the parent/coach resources page. Whether you are coaching, watching or participating in a contest involving Randolph teams, we hope, and expect, that role model behavior and good sportsmanship is demonstrated by everyone.

What is role model behavior? Read these stories from New Jersey Sports .

Parent Code of Conduct for Youth Sports

Good behavior from parents helps ensure a positive sports experience for everyone.

  • I will put the emotional and physical well-being of youth participants ahead of a personal desire to win.
  • I will respect players, coaches, officials, spectators, and families at all times.
  • I will respect the decisions of officials or coaches.
  • I will not engage in any violence or verbal threats or use any profanity.
  • I will not yell advice to my child during a game.
  • I will model good sportsmanship for all youth participants.
  • I will not belittle or ridicule anyone involved in a youth sporting event–in public, private, in-person, or online.
  • I will do my part to keep sports fun and positive for every youth participant.

Athlete Code of Conduct for Youth Sports

  • I will show good sportsmanship to players, coaches, officials, opponents, and parents at every game and practice.
  • I will learn the value of commitment by participating in as many practices and games as I can.
  • I will encourage my teammates and praise good efforts.
  • I will be honest, fair, and respectful to others at all times.
  • I will aim to learn all I can from sports.
  • I will arrive at practice on time and be ready to dedicate my attention to my coach

Coaches Code of Conduct for Youth Sports

  • I will coach with the goal of creating a positive learning experience for athletes. Winning games is secondary to building a positive youth sports experience for my players, parents of my players, and opposing teams.
  • I will follow all safety protocols of the league.
  • I will under no circumstances engage in an argument with a referee or official. Any discussions or conversations with officials or referees will be in a respectful tone.
  • I will treat opposing coaches, spectators and athletes with respect.
  • I will report any violations of the code of conduct by parents, athletes, or other coaches to the league Committee Chairperson or to the recreation department.

To be read prior to every Randolph-hosted Athletic contest where practical.

Welcome to Randolph.

Today's contest is being conducted according to the league specialized rules. These rules are age and skill appropriate to provide for fair competition among players. Spectators can help promote good sportsmanship by observing the rules of fair play.

Any verbal, written, or physical conduct or other bad behavior directed at Officials, Coaches, Players, Spectators or anyone involved in today’s contest shall not be tolerated, could subject the violator to ejection, and may result in penalties being assessed against your team.

EVERYONE in attendance today is requested to take personal responsibility for keeping this competition at a high level of good sportsmanship by demonstrating good behavior.

Yellow Card Policy

Our collective objective is to create a positive learning experience for all recreation participants. The primary goals are to have fun, improve skills, and understand how to function as part of team. Coaches, parents, players are responsible for creating this environment:

  1. Coaches contribute by using appropriate positive practice and coaching techniques as well as encouraging the efforts of their players.
  2. Parents/guardians and spectators contribute by helping players practice fundamentals, and being there to encourage their game performances. By encouragement, we mean only positive cheering.
  3. Players contribute by working hard at practice, encouraging teammates, and having fun.

Behavior that conflicts with this objective cannot/will not be tolerated.

If a player, coach or spectator’s behavior is considered physically or verbally unacceptable, you are required to report such behavior via email to the Recreation department ( A joint investigation will be conducted by Recreation leadership and the Sports Program Ethics Committee (SPEC) (this committee is comprised of three current members of the Recreation Advisory Committee). The investigation may require a hearing. Based on the joint findings, a yellow card may be issued. A yellow card can carry varies penalties including game suspension(s), attendance at behavior modification programs, etc.

A player or spectator who receives a second yellow card will be prohibited from attending practices or games for at least the remainder of the season. Reference RT Ord. 34-34 (a:24)

If a coach receives a second yellow card, he/she will be permanently suspended from coaching. Coaching privileges will also be permanently suspended for any individual who receives two yellow cards, regardless of whether they are received as a coach, spectator, or any combination of the two.