Coaches Code Of Conduct

Updated Tuesday March 7, 2017 by Eric Achtien.

STC Manager / Head Coach / Assistant Coach

Code of Conduct
 

It is the expectation that the Manager/Head Coach/Assistant Coach will represent Saint Charles Youth Baseball in a respectful and responsible manner it the presence of parents, players, spectators, and visitors at home or when playing abroad.

Therefore, it is expected that Manager/Head Coach/Assistant Coach adhere to the following code of conduct:
 

  1. It is expected that the Manager/Head Coach/Assistant Coach treat all players on the team equally with patience and respect. As players are expected to respect your instruction, it is equally important to respect players concerns. This will be especially prevalent at the younger ages where players will be looking for role models and leadership.
     
  2. It is expected that the Manager/Head Coach/Assistant Coach be trustworthy in attendance to practices and or games.
     
  3. It is expected that the Manager/Head Coach/Assistant Coach refrain from any negative action or comment to members of your team, opposing players, coaches, umpires. As these negative actions will more than likely be emulated by your players.
     
  4. It is expected that Manager/Head Coach/Assistant Coach will not drink alcohol before or during a practice and or game. As well, smoking and or chewing tobacco are prohibited in the presence of players. Any violation of above is subject to suspension or expulsion from coaching in any current or future STC Baseball Program.
     
  5. It is expected that the Manager/Head Coach/Assistant Coach will hold in regard as safety of players on the field and dugout areas to be a number one concern.
     
  6. It is expected that the Manager/Head Coach communicate frequently and effectively to parents.
     
  7. It is expected that the Manager/Head Coach discuss concerns with parents off field and away from players.
     
  8. It is expected that the Manager/Head Coach/Assistant Coach will not criticize, ridicule, or discipline a player for bad play. Positive reinforcement is a key learning tool. Good try, but what can you do better next time?
     
  9. It is expected that the Manager/Head Coach/Assistant Coach encourage players to do their best while making the game fun for the players. Coaches should praise equally.
     
  10. It is expected that the Manager/Head Coach/Assistant Coach understand that a praised players effort, whether good or bad, will equal confidence in that child going forward.
     
  11. It is expected that the Manager/Head Coach, if feels the need to question an umpire, do so in a calm and respectable manner. Expect umpiring to be subpar at times. All eyes will be on you, including parents, spectators, and most importantly your players.
     
  12. It is expected that the Manager/Head Coach/Assistant Coach understand the rules of his/her league. Especially pitch counts and innings pitched, batting order, positional players.
     
  13. It is expected that the Manager/Head Coach/Assistant Coach not leave any player under his/her supervision alone after practice or games.
     
  14. It is expected that the Manager/Head Coach/Assistant Coach will be held for Board review for any of the following infractions. Disciplinary action could be suspension and or expulsion for any of the following actions:


- Lack of good sportsmanship
- Abusive language, ridicule, intimidation, to anyone at a STC Baseball facility or event.
- umpire disrespect and ridicule
- damage to any STC Baseball equipment or facility.
- Physical abuse to any player or coach or spectator. Can include pushing, shoulder grabbing.
- Use of alcohol and or tobacco products at a STC Baseball facility or event.
 

  1. The Manager/Head Coach/Assistant Coach are responsible for only allowing league approved coaches on the ‘field of play”. This shall include games and or practices.
     
  2. It is expected that a coach remain within an arm’s length of dugout area during game play. Exceptions will be timeouts or when league rules specify coaching on field is allowed.
     
  3. It is expected that at least one coach on a team is providing coordination of practices/game activities.
     
  4. If a coach feels that a player needs more than minor disciplinary action, a discussion between coach, parent, and league commissioner will take place. Situation will be presented to board if deemed necessary after discussion.
     
  5. It is expected that a Manager/Head Coach/Assistant Coach be a positive role model for any player on or off the field.

 

Coaches Code Of Conduct