Tryout season. The time of year when normally calm, supportive parents lose the good sense God gave them. Thought it would be a great idea to update The Rules so us spectators can get through this time of year without acting like complete donkeybooties. Please add below! - Thou shalt not ask which athletes are aging-off/not returning - Thou shalt not be Coach Mom/Dad, unless you actually receive a paycheck from your CP's gym - Thou shalt exude nothing but joy for every child's new skills and successes in the time leading up to tryouts - Thou shalt not be present while your child tries out. Doesn't matter if it's allowed or not. - Thou shalt be welcoming to new parents and athletes at your program. - Thou. Shalt. Not. Recruit. You pay the gym, not vice-versa. Stay out of it.