As a parent of a young paddler, I promise to:

  • Emphasize emotional and physical well-being of children, fair play and development of outrigger paddling skills over winning
  • Congratulate paddlers for effort, not for winning
  • Respect and support coaches as well as youth and adult officials.
  • Resolve disputes calmly and away from children with the coaching chain of command.
  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship through positive support for all paddlers, coaches and officials at all practices and races.
  • Remember that youth paddling is for youth, not adults