- SPORTSMANSHIP GUIDELINES
- Treat all opponents as guests
- Respect officials
- Understand and appreciate rules
- Maintain self-control
- Applaud outstanding performances
- Cheer for your team
- Student-athletes represent Brecksville-Broadview Heights City schools. Therefore, we expect our student-athletes to be role models on and off the field.
- Excused and unexcused absences will be based on the coach’s expectations for his/her team.
- If you have a disagreement with the coach, please refer to our communication guideline below.
- Student-athletes must be in school a minimum of four class periods to be eligible prior to practice or compete in a game.
- Your school sport should be TOP priority. If you are in another sport outside of our athletic program, you may not use that as an excuse to miss practice here at school.
- Please try to plan any vacations around your school sport schedule.
- If you choose to go out for a sport, you may not quit that team and go out for another team within the same season UNLESS there are special circumstances BOTH coaches agree on.
PARENT/ATHLETE/COACH COMMUNICATION GUIDE
We must have sincere commitment from all athletes, parents, coaches and administrators. For us to be successful, effective communication must occur.
The schools athletic department and administration believe strongly in being accessible to parents and supportive of the coaching staff.
We must continually attempt to improve communication with students and parents.
Expect your child’s coach to inform you:
- When and where practices are being held
- About his/her coaching philosophy
- The expectations that s/he has for the members of the team.
- What is required to be part of the team?
- If your child is injured in a game or practice.
- Whenever any disciplinary action results in your child not participating in a contest or practice.
Appropriate concerns that a parent may discuss with coach:
Any unhealthy mental or physical strain you detect at home.
How you can contribute to your child’s skill improvement and development.
Any dramatic changes you detect in your child’s behavior.
It is inappropriate to discuss with coach:
- Playing time
- Team strategy or play calling
- Other student-athletes
Coaches need parents to tell them:
Any specific health concerns
Notification of any schedule conflicts well in advance.
Your commitment to the program’s success. An example is that you will make sure your child is a practice on time, eats properly and gets enough rest.
If you have concern to discuss with the coach, what procedure should you follow?
Make an appointment with the coach. Do not approach the coach after a contest.
If the coach cannot be reached, call Athletic Director to set up a meeting.
Please do not attempt to confront a coach before, during or after a game or practice. These can be busy and emotional times for both parties. This many not promote objective analysis of the situation.
What should you do if the meeting with the coach does not result in a resolution to the problem?
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