Athlete and Parent Code of Conduct
We understand that this code of conduct defines what is expected as a Special Olympics Howard County participant and as a parent, guardian or counselor of an athlete in the Special Olympics Howard County program. We understand that failing to follow this code can result in disciplinary action.
We shall follow this code of conduct and conduct ourselves at all times as a worthy representative of Special Olympics Howard County.
We will maintain high standards of moral and ethical conduct that includes self-control and responsible behavior. Both athletes and parents must display courtesy and good manners and consider the physical and emotional well being of others.
We will not swear, use abusive language or display disruptive behavior, including behavior that is dangerous to self or others, including acts of violence, harassment, and physical or sexual abuse.
We will not carry, store, or consume alcoholic beverages and/or illegal substances when participating in or attending any Special Olympics sponsored or sanctioned activities, including training/practice sessions, competition events, end-of-season parties or SOHO social events.
We will abstain from all illegal activity.
We will not carry any items that can be dangerous to ourselves or to others.
If playing on a team sport, we will abide by the team sports policy by attending all team practices and competitions.
We will not smoke while participating in or attending any Special Olympics sponsored or sanctioned, including training/practice sessions, competition events, end-of-season parties or SOHO social events
As an athlete, I will follow the rules of competition.
As an athlete, I will honor the Special Olympics oath. (Let me win; but if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt.)
We understand this code of conduct and what is expected of me as a Special Olympics Howard County athlete and as a parent, guardian or counselor of a Special Olympics Howard County athlete.