- 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.
Thurston County Youth Football League
Social Media Policy
Thurston County Youth Football League (“TCYFL”) recognizes the importance of the Internet in shaping the public’s perception of our organization. TCYFL also recognizes the importance of our Board members, Franchise Head Coaches, Franchise Head Cheer Coaches, Franchise Coordinators, Coaches, Employees, and Volunteers in leading and setting the tone of social media interactions in a manner that advances TCYFL’s mission and goals.
This Social Media Policy applies to all Board members, Franchise Head Coaches, Franchise Head Cheer Coaches, Franchise Coordinators, Coaches, Employees, and Volunteers (“TCYFL Members”). This Social Media Policy applies to all social media content posted by TCYFL Members in their professional and personal capacity to the extent such content is related to TCYFL.
TCYFL strives to create a positive and inclusive organization that is dedicated to helping young athletes reach their potential. In furtherance of this goal, TCYFL aspires to engage members of the Thurston County and surrounding community in positive, honest, transparent, and knowledgeable dialogue about TCYFL through social media. TCYFL views social media as an important tool for communicating its successes and opportunities for athletic and individual development. TCYFL also views social media as a platform for receiving constructive feedback from the community and for discussing TCYFL’s challenges and opportunities for improvement in a positive and constructive way. Guidelines All TCYFL Members shall abide by the following guidelines when using social media: 1. Be positive and respectful, and always take the high road. When disagreeing with others’ opinions, remain appropriate and polite. If you find yourself in a situation online that is becoming antagonistic, ask the TCYFL Board of Directors or your Franchise Head Coach for advice on how to disengage from the dialogue in a polite and respectful manner that reflects well on TCYFL. 2. Do not post content that would harm TCYFL or damage TCYFL’s reputation. Remember that even while you are on your own personal time, you are a representative of TCYFL, and people may interpret your online postings or social interactions as though they were official TCYFL statements. 3. Use good judgment when posting comments on any official TCYFL sites. Bear in mind that your comments can create liability for TCYFL. If you are unsure whether a comment is appropriate to post, either do not post it or obtain prior approval from the Board of Directors. 4. Be smart about what you publish. Once something is posted, it exists online forever. Ask yourself, “would I want to see this published in the newspaper or posted on a billboard tomorrow or ten years from now?” If the answer is “no,” do not post. 5. Encourage others to engage in positive interactions on social media. If you are concerned about any TCYFL Member’s use of social media, please bring your concerns to the attention of your Franchise Head Coach or a member of the TCYFL Board of Directors. 6. Personally identifiable information (information, such as a name and date of birth and/or a street address which, when taken together, can identify a particular individual) should not be disclosed in any manner on official TCYFL social networking sites without the approval of Franchise Head Coach or TCYFL Board of Directors.
Violations of the Social Media Policy
The TCYFL Board of Directors shall have the authority to monitor and enforce this Social Media Policy. The TCYFL Board of Directors, and any individual appointed by the Board of Directors, shall have the authority to remove any inappropriate or offensive comments from official TCYFL sites and to block any individual or organization from posting on any official TCYFL social media platform if they determine, in their sole discretion, that such removal or block is in the best interests of TCYFL. The failure of any TCYLF Member to adhere to this Social Media Policy shall be considered a violation of the TCYFL Code of Conduct, and any TCYFL Member who fails to adhere to this Social Media Policy shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of such individual’s involvement in TCYFL.
Adopted June 7, 2020