COCHRANE MINOR BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
COACHES' CODE OF CONDUCT
As a coach and role model I shall endeavour to...
Have fun, remembering that the game is about the children and not to satisfy my ego's need to win.
Teach in a positive and constructive manner, the fundamentals of the game including shooting, dribbling, passing, catching, footwork, pace of play, spacing and rebounding as well as basic offensive and defensive strategies.
Enable myself to effectively teach the fundamental skills by attending coaching clinics, reading books, viewing DVD's and/or visiting the Internet.
Teach life skills including giving our best effort at all times and reinforcing that making mistakes is OK as long as we learn from them.
Instil confidence in the children by constructively correcting their play.
Treat all players, coaches, league officials, parents and spectators with respect recognizing that I am the role model for my players.
Never use profanity or consume drugs or alcohol prior to coming to the gym.
Emphasize the "team game" and that ball-hogging and discriminatory passing will not be tolerated.
Provide a forum for playing competitively with a spirit of sportsmanship and fair play during games and practices.
Provide a forum for playing, which does not tolerate bulling or negative behaviours by fellow coaches, players and parents.
Provide equal playing time to each child (subject to commitment level and disciplinary situations).
Conduct regular Team Meetings as required recognizing the value of bringing players. coaches, and parents together from time to time to discuss matters relevant to the team.
Upon request by the Cochrane Minor Basketball Association, I agree to obtain a Criminal Record Check from the Cochrane RCMP detachment and provide it to the Cochrane Minor Basketball Association. Should I not obtain this document as requested, I understand that I will be relieved of my coaching duties at the discretion of the Cochrane Minor Basketball Association Board of Directors.
As a Coach representing the Cochrane Minor Basketball Association and local community, I will endeavour to adhere to all the statements above.
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