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Coaches Code of Conduct

Coaches Code

  1. I agree to conduct myself in a positive manner toward my players, coaches, parents and game officials at all times.

  2. I will respect players, coaches, parents and game officials at all times.

  3. I will develop a coaching philosophy that embraces fundamentals, organization, life lessons and friendships versus a “win at all cost” mentality.

  4. I will remember that kids register to play football because it is fun. Every child should have the opportunity to play.

  5. I will support and respect all decisions made by the game officials and refrain from outward criticism.

  6. I am responsible to understand the rules of the game and abide by those rules at all times.

  7. I will support the integrity of the game and make game decisions in line with fair play and sportsmanship.

  8. I am responsible for completing my coaching education requirements and teaching the proper fundamentals.

  9. I will create a safe and positive environment for my players to learn how to play the sport.

  10. I will listen to my fellow coaches and players regarding player safety, and when in doubt, I will sit them out of play.

  11. I will honor the game and my responsibility as a coach to provide a positive experience for my team.

  12. I shall dress neatly and appropriately for every team practice and game.
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