Encourage your child to attend club coaching sessions and to learn new skills.
Discourage unfair competition and arguing with officials
Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
Never force your child to take part in orienteering or to run a course for which they are not ready
Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performance of all
Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
Publicly accept officials' judgements
Support your child's involvement and help them enjoy their orienteering.
Use correct and proper language at all times.
Encourage ‘Fair Play’ in orienteering e.g. not complaining about the map, course planning, control placement; having respect for the countryside; not tampering with controls; not entering out of bounds areas etc.