We feel the parents play a vital role in the development of student athletes, therefore, we as coaches believe in the following:
· Be a positive role model through your own actions to make sure your child has the best athletic experience possible.
· Be a "team" fan, not a "my kid" fan.
· Weigh what your children say; they will tend to slant the truth to their advantage.
· Show respect for the opposing players, coaches, spectators and support groups.
· Be respectful of all official's decisions.
· Don't instruct your children before or after a game, because it may conflict with the coach's plans and strategies.
· Praise student-athlete in their attempt to improve themselves as students, as athletes and as people.
· Gain an understanding and appreciation for the rules of the contest.
· Recognize and show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team.
· Help your child learn that success is oriented in the development of a skill, and should make a person feel good about themselves, win or lose.
· If you as a parent have a concern, take time to talk with coaches in an appropriate manner including proper time and place. Be sure to follow the designated chain of command.
· Please reinforce our drug and alcohol free policies by refraining from the use of any controlled substances before and during athletic contests.
· Remember that a ticket to a school athletic event is a privilege to observe the contest.
As a professional educator and leader, the high school Coach or Athletic Director will:
· Exemplify the highest moral character as a role model for young people.
· Recognize the individual worth and reinforce the self-image of each team member.
· Encourage and assist team members to set personal goals to achieve their highest academic potential.
· Create a set of training rules for athletes which reflects the positive values of abstaining from the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
· Strive to develop the qualities of leadership, initiative, and good judgment in each team member.
· Communicate and interpret program goals and objectives to parents and community.
· Provide a safe environment for practice and competition.
· Gain an awareness of the importance of prevention, care and treatment of athletic injuries.
· Respect the integrity and judgment of the game official.
· Teach and abide by the rules of the game in letter and in spirit.
· Build and maintain ethical relationships with Coaches and administrators.
· Strive for excellence in coaching skills and techniques through professional improvement.
· Promote personal fitness and good nutrition.
· Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
· Encourage a healthy respect for the overall athletic program and its vital roles in education.