Coach’s Code of Conduct

As a coach, I will conduct myself at all times in a way that demonstrates my commitment to the following:

  1. Coaches must create a positive and fun environment for their players.
  2. Coaches must provide open communication with parents and enlist their help and support with the team.
  3. Coaches must be educators, placing the development of player skills and knowledge ahead of winning games. They must encourage team play over individual efforts.
  4. Coaches must set goals and objectives for their team that foster mastery in their players.
  5. Coaches must help players develop their own internal motivation and critical self-observation skills.
  6. Coaches must be positive role models for players. They must show emotional maturity by controlling their anger and never using obscene language or gestures.
  7. Coaches must treat everyone fairly and with respect. They should set the highest standard for others to follow.
  8. Coaches must be organized and prepared so that limited practice time and game time are put to best use.
  9. Coaches must always put player safety and health first by dealing aggressively with unsafe situations or player conduct. They should encourage their players with appropriate safety and health leadership in all areas of their lives.
  10. Coaches must continue to work to develop their skills as a coach.
  11. Coaches must honor the game and help players and parents to appreciate the sport and the life lessons that can be gained from the sport.

I have read and understand the above Code of Conduct and agree to follow its guidelines at all league activities. I understand that if I do not follow this Code of Conduct, I may be asked to leave the league activity (such as a game or practice) or give up my coaching position.

Signed:
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Coach Signature
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Coach Name (Printed)
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Team
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Date

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Parent’s Code of Conduct

As a parent, I agree to receive the Sports Esteem Email Newsletter and to read the book Building All-Star Kids. During the season, I will:

  1. Emphasize fun. I will create a positive and fun environment for my child to promote life skills and good health.
  2. Not pressure my child to participate. I will help my child develop internal motivation and love of the game. I will not pressure my child into participating.
  3. Encourage learning and development. I will work to educate myself and my child about the game so that my child can get the best exposure to the sport.
  4. Emphasize fair play by the rules. I will always insist that my child plays fairly and by the rules.
    Help the coach achieve team goals. I will work with the coaches to help my child develop a mastery of the skills and an appreciation for team contributions. I will work to help the coach achieve the goals and objectives that have been defined for the team.
  5. Let the coach control the game. I will not yell instructions to my child from the sidelines or give my child instructions counter to the those of the coach.
  6. Express only positive comments and attitude. I will be a positive role model for my child. I will show emotional maturity by controlling my anger and never using obscene language or gestures. I will show a positive attitude toward the game and all its participants. I will not argue or yell about a referee’s call.
  7. Demonstrate good sportsmanship. I will treat everyone fairly and with respect. I will set high standards for my child to follow. I will respect the importance and contributions of volunteer coaches.

I have read and understand the above Code of Conduct and agree to follow its guidelines at all league activities. I understand that if I do not follow this Code of Conduct, I may be asked to leave the league activity (such as a game or practice) or I may be asked to withdraw my child from the league.

Signed:
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Player Name(s) (printed)
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Parent Name (printed)
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Parent Signature
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Team
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Date

Player’s Code of Conduct

As a player, I will conduct myself at all times in a way that demonstrates my commitment to the following:

  1. Players must create a positive and fun environment for their teammates.
  2. Players must work to educate themselves about the game and play fairly and by the rules.
  3. Players must listen to their coaches and work towards the goals that are set.
  4. Players must work with their coaches and teammates to develop team skills. They must emphasize team play over personal accomplishments.
  5. Players must be role models for their teammates. They should control their anger and never use unsuitable language or make inappropriate gestures.
  6. Players must arrive at practices and games on time.
  7. Players must treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  8. Players must respect the calls of the officials and never argue.
  9. Players must remember that sports can be dangerous and must play safely and in such ways to minimize the risks to other players.
  10. Players must respect their opponents and positively recognize their efforts.

I have read and understand the above Code of Conduct and agree to follow its guidelines at all league activities. I understand that if I do not follow this Code of Conduct, I may be asked to leave the league activity (such as a game or practice) or I may be asked to withdraw from the league.

Signed:
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Player Signature
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Player Name (Printed)
____________________________________________________
Team
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Date