As a parent/carer of a badminton player we hope that you gain lots of enjoyment from supporting your child as they play. We would like you to support us by reading through and agreeing to the following.

As a parent/carer please:

  • Focus on your child’s efforts and enjoyment rather than winning or losing
  • Provide positive verbal feedback in both training and matches
  • Encourage your child to participate within the rules and regulations of the game
  • Applaud good performances and effort from all individuals and teams
  • Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the game’s outcome
  • Leave the coach to communicate with players on court
  • Respect the decisions of officials and teach children to do the same
  • Respect umpires, officials, coaches, players and spectators
  • Inform the team coach or manager of any injury, health or welfare issue that you feel is appropriate for them to know
  • Ensure that your child/children arrive and are collected promptly for training and competitions
  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours
  • Treat everyone equally regardless of age, ability, gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, social status or sexual orientation. Everyone has the right to be protected from abuse
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person involved in badminton
  • Report any concerns you may have in relation to a young person, follow reporting procedures laid down by BADMINTON England
  • Challenge and/or report discriminatory or bullying behaviour
  • Help your child to understand and abide by the Code of Conduct for Junior Players

Please do NOT

  • Force your child/children to participate in badminton
  • Ridicule or shout at your child or other players for making a mistake or losing a game
  • Question publicly the referee, coach, official or players’ decisions within a game, match or training situation
  • Enter the court of play
  • Use foul, sexist or racist language or gestures at any time
  • Condone behaviour that contravenes the codes of conduct/prohibited practice
  • Give young people alcohol or cigarettes when they are under the care of the Region/County or Club

Breaches of the code of conduct will be dealt with according to the BADMINTON England
Disciplinary Procedures.