Coaches Code of Conduct

The following is a list of policies concerning conduct and behavior expected of all volunteer coaches in the CYO program:

Coaches must be aware that they have a tremendous influence in the education of the student-athlete and therefore will not place the value of winning above the value of in stilling the highest desirable ideals of character.

Coaches must always uphold the integrity and honor of being a teacher/coach in programs sponsored by the Catholic Church.  In all personal contact with the youth, opposing coaches, fans, and officials, coaches must set an example of high ethical and moral conduct.

Coaches shall run their programs consistent with the total school and religious education programs of the parish.

Coaches shall know and adhere to league and contest rules and be responsible for their communication to team members.

Coaches shall promote good sportsmanship with players and parents.

Before and after games, opposing coaches will meet and exchange friendly greetings with officials and each other and will make sure their teams do as well.

Coaches will treat athletes and officials with dignity.  Coaches will not use profanity, touch athletes in a negative manner, or make demeaning criticisms to athletes or officials