Youth Sports are designed and organized to enhance the emotional, physical, social, and educational well being of children. As role models, parents must make a serious effort to take an active role in the youth sports experience of their child providing positive support as a spectator, coach, league official, or board member. Demonstrating sportsmanlike behavior as a parent, a fan, or a coach will teach our children how to demonstrate good sportsmanship toward others in their play.
The Oak Forest Park District has a Code of Conduct for Players, Parents/Spectators, and Coaches, outlining positive behavior and encouraging good sportsmanship. When you register this season, you will receive a copy of these codes and will be asked to sign off on them committing to give positive experiences and promote good sportsmanship.
In addition, the background of volunteers has become a national concern. To address this concern, the Oak Forest Park District has researched and created a volunteer coach background check procedure. The Board of Commissioners of the Oak Forest Park District has a policy for all youth sport organizations desiring the use of Oak Forest Park District athletic fields and facilities. This policy requires that all coaches consent to a background check.
To see a copy of the current code of conduct, please click the corresponding link: