Code of Conduct for Coaches
I will be reasonable when scheduling games and practices, remembering that young athletes have other interests and obligations.
I will teach my athletes to play fairly and to respect the rules, officials, and opponents, and encourage them to be good sports.
I will remind my athletes that winning a game or a trophy isn’t the only measure of success.
I will ensure that ALL athletes get equal instruction, support, and playing time.
I will not ridicule or yell at my athletes for making mistakes or for performing poorly. I will encourage my athletes, offer constructive criticism, and maintain a positive attitude. I will remember that athletes play to have fun and must be encouraged to have confidence in themselves.
I will make sure that equipment and facilities are safe and match the athlete’s ages and abilities.
I will remember that children need a coach they can respect.
I will remember to set a good example as actions speak louder than words. I will maintain a positive attitude and I will be generous with praise and set a good example.
I will not use bad language, nor will I harass or heckles athletes, coaches, umpires, other spectatorcs, of Club officials by way of emails, voice messages, text messages (including “tweeting”_, and social network postings.
I will obtain proper training and continue to upgrade my coaching skills.
I will respect and comply with the umpires’ decisions and decisions of the Discipline Committee.