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Parent Orientation

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As part of The Minimum Standards for Youth Sports in Dare County all parents must attend a parent orientation prior to their child's participation in Dare County Parks & Recreation programs and activities.

After attending an orientation you will be certified. Only one parent needs to attend an orientation session but the attending parent is responsible for sharing the information with the other parent and any other family members that may attend programs and activities at any DCPR site. All parents and family members will be held accountable to the parent code of conduct.

The purpose of the parent orientations is:

  • To help parents better understand and be aware of their roles and responsibilities in creating a positive experience for all children.
  • To offer parents the essential information they need to ensure their child's participation in youth sports and activities will be safe, fun and positive.
Parent Orientation dates and times will be advertised prior to each season through newsletters, calendars, and our website. If you would like more information, please contact us by phone, email, or stop by any of our division offices to speak with a DCPR staff person.

Parents should support their young athlete by:

  • Attending all parent meetings with the coach
  • Making sure their child attends all practices, games, and social events the team may have
  • Effectively communicating with coaches, officials, DCPR staff and other parents
  • Volunteering to help the team
  • Being Positive
  • Reading, signing and adhering to a Code of Conduct.

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