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All coaches must do the following to participate in football: Complete this Registration form Complete USA Football Training Complete Mandated Child Reporter Training Complete Heads up Concussion Training Attend Pickens Coaching Clinic in July
TREAT EACH PLAYER AS AN INDIVIDUAL, REMEMBERING THE LARGE RANGE OF EMOTION & PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT Recognizing the difference of each child and treating each player as an individual while demonstrating concern for them Encouraging all players, regardless of skill level, to be included as a member of the team and to remain involved in sport. Encouraging all players, regardless of skill level, to be included as a member of the team and to remain involved in sports. Recognizing that some physical tasks, drills and demands are not appropriate for all youth regardless if they are close in age. Recognizing that youth may vary greatly in physical, social and emotional maturation and considering these factors when setting up competitions and when interacting with them as a group.
PROVIDE A SAFE SITUATION FOR PLAYERS AT ALL TIMES. Maintaining a high level of awareness of potentially unsafe conditions and situations Protecting players from physical, sexual or emotional abuse and understanding appropriate means to report such instances when suspected. Seeing that all players are provided with adequate adult supervision while under the coach's care. Keeping basic first aid supplies available in all practice and game situations. Recognizing and administering proper basic first aid to an injured player and not returning players to activity if they are compromised by injury. Demonstrating concern for an injured player, notifying parents and cooperating with medical authorities for injured athletes. Being alcohol and drug free at all team activities or in the presence of the players. Refraining from the use of any type of tobacco products at all team activities or in the presence of your players. Refraining from providing any type of alcohol, drug or tobacco products to any of your players. Encouraging parents to refrain from the public use of tobacco products or alcohol at team activities.
UNDERSTAND THE GAME: LEARN THE RULES, ORGANIZE GREAT PRACTICE, LEARN THE SCHEME, and BE A GREAT COACH OF FUNDAMENTALS Conduct practices that are interesting, varied, and productive. Make practice fun and productive. Devoting appropriate time to the individual improvement of each player. Conducting practices of reasonable length and intensity appropriate for the age and conditioning of then players. Becoming knowledgeable, understanding and supportive of all applicable game rules, league rules, regulations and policies. Teaching and requiring compliance of these rules among players. Teaching techniques that put safety first. Do not enhance a risk of injury to players and opponents. Discouraging illegal contact or intentional dangerous play and administering swift and equitable discipline to player involved in such activity.
LEAD BY EXAMPLE IN DEMONSTRATING FAIR PLAY AND SPORTSMANSHIP TO ALL PLAYERS. Teach and demonstrate that it is our basic moral code to treat others as we would like to be treated. Exhibiting gracious acceptance of defeat or victory. Abiding by and supporting the rules of the game and the league as well as the spirit of the rules. Using the position of youth coach as an opportunity to demonstrate, promote, teach and expect sportsmanship and fair play.
REMEMBER THAT THE GAME IS FOR CHILDREN AND NOT ADULTS. Maintaining a positive, helpful and supportive attitude. Exercising your authority/influence as a coach to control the behavior of the fans and spectators. Accepting and adhering to all league rules and policies related to the participation of adults and youth. Placing the emphasis on fun and participation while encouraging children to do their best.