Rockbridge Area Recreation Organization

EXPECTATIONS OF ALL RARO COACHES

EXPECTATIONS OF ALL RARO COACHES

·        No coach should leave practice/game until all players have been picked up by a parent or guardian.

·        Be enthusiastic without being intimidating.  Be sensitive to every child’s feelings and enjoy spending time with them. 
         Youth sports provide physical and emotional growth for participants.

·        A coach is a teacher!  Help your players learn and work to improve their skills.  The best interests of the child transforms into the best interest of the game.

·        The safety and welfare of the children should never be compromised.

·        A coach needs a good dose of patience.  Always remember that playing youth sports is meant to be fun.

·        It is important for a coach to remain positive and to refrain from discouraging remarks.

·        The rules of the game are designed to protect the participants and promote fair play.

·        Be the first person to demonstrate good sportsmanship.

·        A coach can measure success by the respect he or she gets from the players. 
         Children who mature socially and physically while participating in youth sports are the best indication of good coaching.

·        Be early, be prepared and make practices and games fun!

·        Keep emergency phone numbers and medical info on your players at all times.