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By moving forward with the background check below, I declare I have read the Coach Code of Conduct and understand the enforcement and possible consequences for any infractions of the Coaching Policy and Agreement. Background check policy is no one with a felony, anything involving violence, children or sexual offenses will be allowed to coach. Click on BACKGROUND CHECK now to submit your information for a background check.
We appreciate those that have chosen to volunteer to coach for Amenity Athletics. Whether it is for soccer, football or basketball, we have the same process for all of our coaches. There is only ONE head coach per team. Coaches are background checked and are required to take an abuse prevention course. There is a small discount for Soccer and Football Head Coaches. The discount is given as a refund through PayPal by the middle of the season.
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Head Coach - Coach of Conduct
With regard to my players: I believe that my role as a coach is to contribute to the overall success, physical, and athletic growth of the player through participation in soccer.
I will take responsibility for the conduct of my players.
I will endeavor to be a good instructor and a positive role model for my players.
I believe that the score of a game comes second to the safety and welfare of all my players.
I will endeavor to put winning in its proper perspective.
I am responsible for understanding and competing within the letter and the spirit of the Laws of the Game.
I will teach my players to understand and play within the letter and spirit of the Laws, as well.
With regard to opposing teams: I believe that the way my team conducts itself can also have an influence, for better or worse, on those we compete against.
I will endeavor to make my team a positive role model.
I will not coach, nor allow my players to play, with intent to cause injury to opposing players.
Neither I nor my players and spectators will display hostile behavior towards opposing players.
I will emphasize winning without boasting and losing without bitterness.
With regard to Referees:
I believe that Referees, just as coaches and players, are attempting to do their best.
I will instill in my players and spectators a respect for that fact.
I understand that my attitude can influence my players and spectators.
I will display a controlled and undemonstrative attitude toward Referees at all times.
Neither I nor my players and spectators will address a Referee before, during or after the game in a demeaning fashion.
Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players and the spectators on their side of the field, specifically as it relates to the referee, coaches, players and spectators on the other team. Verbal and/or physical abuse will not be tolerated. If players conduct is not in the spirit of recreational soccer the referee can have the player leave the game for a cooling off period (length-determined by the referee). The same conduct rule applies to spectators. If the cooling off period does not resolve the problem, the spectator may be asked to leave the field. If a coach approaches a referee or steps on to the field to challenge a call, they will be asked to leave the game and the incident will be reviewed.
Amenity Athletics Coaching Policy and Agreement
1. This Coaching Agreement, made between Amenity Athletics and the Head Coach, is intended to set forth the minimum requirements and performance expectations of Amenity Athletics for coaching services to be provided by Coach to a team affiliated with Amenity Athletics. Coach is in all respects a volunteer, and the precise time and method of delivery of such services to such team is within the sole discretion of Coach.
2. Performance Expectations:
a. The primary responsibility of Coach is to develop the soccer players on Coach’s team, including but not limited to the development of their individual soccer skills, their team play, and their attitude and enthusiasm for the game, including good sportsmanship. To that end, Coach is expected to be a positive role model for the team, exhibiting a positive attitude towards players, parents, opponents, and officials.
b. Coach is expected to conduct one practice per week, beginning two weeks prior to the first game and attend all season games unless other arrangements are made with the team and conveyed to the Athletics Director.
c. Coach should be on time, ready to go, at the commencement of each practice. Coach should establish expectations for players as to their readiness to begin practice, and their preparation prior to games.
d. Coach should communicate clearly and positively to players and parents Coach’s expectations for players. Examples of reasonable expectations are attendance and participation at practices, improvement in individual and team skills, enthusiasm toward the team and teammates, and a positive attitude both on and off the field.
e. Amenity Athletics does not mandate equal playing time at any age level. Strategic decisions regarding game play and practice drills are within Coach’s own discretion. Amenity Athletics does, however, expect coaches to find opportunities to provide playing time for players who have met Coach's expectations as set forth in item d. above. Amenity Athletics expects Coach to communicate directly to players if there are reasons, such as lack of attendance or participation, skill limitations, or negative attitude, that are restricting their playing time, so that the player and parents can address such matters.
f. Coach is an adult responsible for the safety and welfare of the team’s players. Coach should intervene at any time in practices or games if circumstances, such as behavior or field conditions, are jeopardizing the safety of the players. Coach should not leave younger players (U15 and younger) alone at any location, such as after a practice or game.
3. Coach understands that all Amenity Athletics coaches are required to abide by the policies and procedures of Amenity Athletics as published or amended.
Coach further understands that if he or she does not follow any of the above policies, he or she will be subjected to the following per season:
Verbal warning by league director or Amenity Athletics Management Team.
Written warning by league director or Amenity Athletics Management Team.
Asked to resign from coaching duties. If he or she has a child in the program, and chooses to withdraw that child, no refund will be given.