• The Profile of the Ideal Parent

    at Madison High School

      1. Support your child and attend as many contests as possible.
      2. Understand the ultimate purpose of athletics. It exists as an integral part of the total education mission of the school, and participation in athletics is a privilege and not a right.
      3. Support the coach in public especially around other parents and fans.
      4. Avoid speaking negatively about the coach in front of your child. It may create a major barrier in your child’s hope for improvement in the sport.
      5. Avoid putting pressure on your offspring to start, score, or be the star of the team.
      6. Serve as good role models for students, athletes, and other fans.
      7. Contribute as members of the booster club. This means volunteering to help with projects and committees.
      8. Appreciate the educational opportunity that your child is receiving in our athletic program. That includes the enormous time and effort provided by the coach and his/her staff.
      9. Attend the pre-season Meet the Coaches Night parents’ meeting and obtain your specific season packet from your coach.
      10. Serve as beacons of good sportsmanship. Familiarize yourself with the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference Spectator Code of Behavior.
      11. Show respect to everyone involved in high school athletics – the coach, athletes, officials, administrators, and our opponents.
      12. Follow the chain of command at Madison High School when you have a concern.
      13. Express concerns and questions in a courteous and civil manner and do it at the right time and in the proper setting. Please allow 24 hours after a contest to approach a coach with any concerns you may have.
      14. Abide by all the policies, regulations, and procedures for our athletic program.
      15. Understand that the goals of the team and athletic program are more important than the hopes and dreams you have for your child.
      16. Avoid constant and chronic complaining.
      17. HAVE FUN!