Below is a summary of the major responsibilities for Oakville Little League parents. If you can live these responsibilities you will create a positive, supportive and memorable Little League experience for your child.
- Let your child choose to play and to quit if he or she dose not enjoy baseball. Encourage participation, but don’t pressure.
- Understand what your child wants from participating in Oakville Little League and provide a supportive atmosphere for achieving these goals.
- Set limits on your child’s participation in baseball. You need to determine when she or he is physically and emotionally ready to play and to insure that the conditions for playing are safe.
- Make certain you work with your child’s coach to guide your child through the Oakville Little League experience.
- Keep winning in perspective by remembering Fun First, Winning Second. Instill this perspective in your child.
- Help your child set realistic goals about his or her own performance so success is guaranteed.
- Help your child understand the experiences associated with competitive sports so she or he can learn the valuable lessons sports can teach.
- Discipline your child when he or she misbehaves, breaks the rules, or is uncooperative or uncontrollable in the team atmosphere.
- Turn your child over to the coach at practices and games, and avoid meddling or becoming a nuisance.