Coaches' Code of Conduct

  • I will place the emotional and physical well being of my players ahead of my personal desire to win.
  • I will treat each child as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.
  • I will provide a safe playing situation for my players.
  • I will lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all my players.
  • I will avoid coaching styles that humiliate and degrade self-esteem.
  • I will be knowledgeable of the rules and techniques of my sport and I will teach these to my players.
  • I will remember that I am a youth sports coach, and that the game is for children and not adults.
  • I will respect league officials and volunteers and follow TCYFL rules.
  • I will coach for the love of the game and the love of the athlete.
  • I will reward effort and behavior and not outcome.
  • I will keep the game simple and fun.
  • I will put the needs of the team ahead of any individual.
  • I will lead by character and by example.
  • I will come to practice looking like a coach.
  • I will remember the 8 play minimum and make sure each player gets their playing time.

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