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Player/Coach/Parent Responsibilities!

The PLAYER has a responsibility to develop an "Athletic Attitude"

Play for the love of the game, the love of competition or pure joy and bring that love every day.

Commit to a "team first attitude" Don't let your teammates down

Learn to subject yourself to focused, hard, productive work. You will never see a great team where the most talented players are not the best workers

Build a strong "inner circle" of players committed to the core covenants of the team

Be accountable for your own actions. Don't require or expect special treatment

Develop a teachable spirit that allows you to take correction as a compliment.  Be thankful that the coach believes you are capable of improving

Learn to recover quickly from mistakes or failure

Be mentally tough - do not let anything break your spirit. Remain positive enthusiastic and confident, no matter what

Be a problem solver not an excuse maker. Look to yourself first when improvement is needed

Accept and embrace the disciplines involved in athletics because they are essential for team success. The discipline of being energized and enthusiastic. The discipline of respecting authority. The discipline of personal responsibility. The discipline of sportsmanship

Use all your emotion and energy to help the team, not to bring attention to yourself

Develop the "good" kind of pride, shared joy of the inner circle, and avoid the "bad" kind of pride shown by arrogance or a sense of entitlement.

Be humble when you win and gracious when you lose

Respect the rules of the game, your opponents, officials and coaches

Be an athlete of character and integrity. Be worthy of respect

The COACH has the responsibility to:

Coach for the love of the game and the love of the athletes

Choose athletes above winning. Be a confidence builder.  Be a trust builder. Be a communicator and communicate value

Establish a clear vision of the core covenants for your team and then instill them in your athletes so their actions match the beliefs of the team �¢?? your rewards should reflect the values of your team

Accept and abide by the judgment of the officials and model and teach players to stay within the spirit of game  

Reward effort and behavior over outcome

Learn to give dignity to mistakes made at full effort and attention

Always choose the team over any individual. The team comes first in every decision

Constantly work to improve your knowledge and ability to teach the game and motivate players �¢?? be a master teacher

Be willing to confront unacceptable behavior or less than all out effort. If you do not confront an unacceptable behavior, you send a message of acceptance  

Honor the profession by purposely, intentionally and consistently, teaching and modeling character   

The PARENT has the responsibility to:

Accept the goals, roles and achievements of your son or daughter

When you know they are safe emotionally and physically, release them to coach, the team and the season.

Attend as many games as possible

View the game with team goals in mind

Attempt to relieve competitive pressure, not increase it

Look upon opponents as friends in the same experience

Accept the judgment of the officials and coaches. Remain in control

Accept the results of each game. Do not make excuses

Demonstrate winning and losing with equal dignity

Be a model, not a critic. Model appropriate behavior, poise and confidence

Dignify mistakes made by athletes who are giving their best effort and concentration

Be an encourager and a confidence builder. Keep perspective in both victory and defeat

Be a good listener

Do everything possible to make the athletic experience positive for your child and others Ã?¢?? create good memories  

Remember these facts: 

95% of kids play sports for the fun, joy and love of the game.

70% of all young people are done competing in a team sport activity by age 12.

There are 100 academic scholarships, given to every one athletic scholarship.

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