• Communication You Should Expect from Your Child’s Coach

    1. Philosophy
    2. Expectations for the team
    3. Locations and times of practices and contests
    4. Team requirements
    5. Team Policies/Procedures

    Appropriate Concerns to Discuss with Coaches

    1. The treatment of your child, mentally or physically
    2. Ways to help your child improve
    3. Concerns about your child’s behavior
    4. How your child can help the team to be competitive

    Inappropriate Concerns to Discuss with Coaches

    1. Playing time
    2. Team strategy
    3. Play calling
    4. Other student/athletes

    Parent/Coach Conferences

    There are situations that may require a conference between the coach and the parent. It is important that both parties involved have a clear understanding of the other’s position. When these conferences are necessary, the following procedure should be followed to help promote a resolution to the issue of concern.

    1. The student athlete must bring the issue to the coach’s attention.
    2. If the issue needs further attention, contact the coach for clarification or to set up a conference.
      • NOTE: Please do not attempt to confront a coach before of after a contest or practice.
    3. All conferences should include the coach, parent and athlete.
    4. If a resolution cannot be reached, the parent may then call to set up an appointment with the athletic director, coach and athlete.