I WILL PLACE THE EMOTIONAL ANDPHYSICAL WELLBEING OF MY PLAYERS AHEAD OF A PERSONAL DESIRE TO WIN.
Using appropriate language in appropriate tones when interacting with players, league officials, game officials, parents and spectators.
Treating all players, league officials, game officials, parents and spectators with dignity and respect.
Playing all players according to the equal participation rules established by the league and abiding by the spirit of those rules.
I WILL TREAT EACH PLAYER AS AN INDIVIDUAL, REMEMBERING THE LARGE RANGE OF EMOTIONAL ANDPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SAME AGEGROUP.
Recognizing the differences of each child and treating each player as an individual while
demonstrating concern for their individual needs and well being.
Encouraging all players, regardless of skill level, to be included as a member of the team and to remain involved in sports.
Recognizing that some physical tasks, drills and demands are not appropriate for all youth regardless if they are close in age.
Recognizing that youth may vary greatly in physical, social and emotional maturation and considering these factors when setting up competitions and when interacting with them as a group.
I WILL DO MY BEST TO PROVIDE A SAFEPLAYING SITUATION FOR MY PLAYERS.
Maintain a high level of awareness of potentially unsafe conditions including but limited to dangerous weather, inadequate field maintenance, and faulty equipment.
Protecting players from sexual molestation, assault, physical or emotional abuse and
understanding appropriate means to report such instances when suspected.
Seeing that all players are provided with adequate adult supervision while under the coach’s care.
I WILL PROMISE TO REVIEW ANDPRACTICE THE BASIC FIRST AID PRINCIPLES NEEDED TO TREAT INJURIES OF MY PLAYERS.
Keeping basic first aid supplies available in all practice and game situations.
Recognizing and administering proper basic first aid to an injured player and not returning players to activity if they are compromised by injury.
Demonstrating concern for an injured player, notifying parents and cooperating with medical authorities for severely injured athletes.
I WILL DO MY BEST TO ORGANIZE PRACTICES THAT AREFUNANDCHALLENGING FOR ALLMY PLAYERS.
Establishing practice plans that are interesting, varied, productive and aimed at improving all players’ skills and individual abilities.
Devoting appropriate time to the individual improvement of each player.
Conducting practices of reasonable length and intensity appropriate for the age and
conditioning of the players.
I WILL LEAD BY EXAMPLE IN DEMONSTRATING FAIR PLAY ANDSPORTSMANSHIP TO ALLMY PLAYERS.
Adopting the position, teaching and demonstrating that it is our basic moral code to treat others as we would like to be treated.
Exhibiting gracious acceptance of defeat or victory.
Abiding by and supporting the rules of the game and league as well as the spirit of the rules.
Using the influential position of youth coach as an opportunity to demonstrate, promote, teachand expect sportsmanship and fair play.
I WILL PROVIDE A SPORTS ENVIRONMENT FOR MY TEAMTHAT IS FREEOF DRUGS, TOBACCO, ANDALCOHOL, ANDI WILL REFRAIN FROM THEIR USE AT ALLYOUTH SPORTS RELATED EVENTS. Expected Behavior:
Being alcohol and drug free at all team activities or in the presence of players.
Refraining from the use of any type of tobacco products at all team activities or in the presence of your players.
Refraining from providing any type of alcohol, drug or tobacco products to any of your players.
Encouraging parents to refrain from the public use of tobacco products or alcohol at teamactivities.
I WILL BE KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE RULES OF EACH SPORT THAT I COACH, ANDI WILL TEACH THESE RULES TO MY PLAYERS.
Becoming knowledgeable, understanding and supportive of all applicable game rules, league rules, regulations and policies.
Teaching and requiring compliance of these rules among players.
I WILL USE COACHING TECHNIQUES THAT AREAPPROPRIATE FOR EACH OF THE SKILLS THAT I TEACH
Teaching techniques that do not enhance a risk of injury to players and opponents.
Discouraging illegal contact or intentional dangerous play and administering swift and equitable discipline to players involved in such activity.
I WILL REMEMBER THAT I AM A YOUTH SPORTS COACH, ANDTHAT THE GAME IS FOR CHILDREN ANDNOT ADULTS.
Maintaining a positive, helpful and supportive attitude.
Exercising your authority/influence as a coach to control the behavior of the fans and
Accepting and adhering to all league rules and policies related to the participation of adults and youth.
Placing the emphasis on fun and participation while encouraging children to do their best.