As a coach, parents have placed their children in your care. You will be playing a key role in their development and many of the memories they make while playing on your team will stay with them a lifetime. It is important to understand that your words and actions will have an impact on how these children view sports, competition, their team mates and most importantly – themselves.
With the understanding of the important role you play, we expect each of our coaches to abide by a code of conduct as outlined in our Broadview Heights Coaches Pledge.
The Broadview Heights Coaches Pledge
I will remember that we are youth sports coaches and that the game is for the children not the adults. I understand children participate in sports to have fun and learn the game. Winning is secondary.
I will be a positive role model for the children, encouraging sportsmanship, showing respect and courtesy and demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game and practice.
I will remind our team and fans to exhibit good sportsmanship at all times, both when winning and when losing.
I will not ridicule or yell at any child for making a mistake but will encourage them to learn from their mistakes and strive to continuously improve.
I will teach our players both the rules of the game and the league rules. I will make our player’s parents aware of the rules. I will abide by the letter of the rule and the spirit of the rule.
Our team will play by the rules and abide by both the letter and spirit of the rules.
I will never harass, ridicule or criticize officials, players, opposing coaches or spectators either directly or indirectly at any time. If necessary, I will inform our player’s parents and fans that this behavior is unacceptable.
I will not use profane language or gestures.
I will promote the emotional and physical well-being of the players ahead of any personal desire we may have to win.
I will communicate with parents regarding practices, games and other matters.
I will lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all players.
I will abide by the rules and policies of the City of Broadview Heights.
I understand that I am subject to the procedures outlined in our zero tolerance disciplinary policy were I to violate any of these rules.