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Coaches Code of Conduct


• I will remember that all the players are playing for their enjoyment, not for mine.


• I will place the emotional and physical well being of my players ahead of a personal desire or    external pressure to win.


• I will do my best to provide a safe playing environment for all players.


• I will not have unrealistic expectations. I will remember that the amateur athletes are not professionals and cannot be judged by professional standards.


• I will respect the official’s decisions and communicate with them in an appropriate manner and I will encourage my players to do the same.


• I will encourage all players to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.


• I will teach my players good sportsmanship.


• I will never ridicule or yell at the players, coaches or officials for making a mistake.


• I will applaud good players’ performances on both teams.


• I will never question the official’s judgment or honesty in public.


• I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.


• I will not consume alcohol or smoke on, or near the vicinity of the players’ benches.


• I will not use bad language, nor will I harass athletes, coaches, officials or other spectators.


• I will be knowledgeable of the league rules and regulations and teach these rules to the players on my team.
• I will encourage my players to respect the rights of other players, coaches, fans & officials.


• I will be responsible for my own behavior and also the behavior of my team members, their parents & fans.


• I will have respect for all the facilities and equipment used in the sport.


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