Communication You Should Expect from Your Child’s Coach
- Expectations for the team
- Locations and times of practices and contests
- Team requirements
- Team Policies/Procedures
Appropriate Concerns to Discuss with Coaches
- The treatment of your child, mentally or physically
- Ways to help your child improve
- Concerns about your child’s behavior
- How your child can help the team to be competitive
Inappropriate Concerns to Discuss with Coaches
- Playing time
- Team strategy
- Play calling
- Other student/athletes
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.
- The student athlete must bring the issue to the coach’s attention.
- 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.
- All conferences should include the coach, parent and athlete.
- If a resolution cannot be reached, the parent may then call to set up an appointment with the athletic director, coach and athlete.