GRJFA Coach's Code of Conduct

As a Team Coach, you (through your actions and words) set the example for your players, parents/guardians and spectators. You set the tone and lead by example. Coaches will provide a sports environment that is free of drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all youth events. Read the Players and Parents Codes of Conduct. Understand what is being asked of all participants at GRJFA activities. Actively promote these Codes. Coaches must place the well-being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the development of performance. Ensure that each player is correctly dressed with the necessary safety equipment (helmet, mouthpiece, pads, etc.) before being allowed to play. Get treatment for an injured player immediately. Co-operate fully with medical personnel in the best interest of the player. Never either physically or mentally push children beyond their abilities. The game is of minor consideration when compared to the child's future health and well-being. Encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behavior and performance. Never condone unacceptable behavior. Control your temper at all times. Verbal abuse of officials and verbalizing other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable behaviors. Accept the decisions of the game officials on the field as being fair and called to the best ability of said officials. Only the head coach should discuss officiating calls with any official on the field. The officials are in charge of all games; their decisions are final. Always be prompt, courteous, and direct when dealing with the League Officials, opposition Coaches, and Referees.