I agree that if I am selected to coach a team that I will abide by the following Coaches Code of Ethics:
I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my players ahead of a personal desire to win.
I will treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.
I will do my best to provide a safe playing situation for my players.
I will promise to review and practice the basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries of my players.
I will do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all my players.
I will provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use at all youth sporting events. I will forfeit the privilege to serve as coach if convicted of any drug/alcohol related criminal charges.
I will refrain from behavior that will provoke, harass, intimidate, or otherwise publicly embarrass or denigrate game officials, my players, parents, spectators and fellow coaches.
I will be knowledgeable in the rules of each sport that I coach, and I will teach these rules to my players.
I will remember that I am a youth sports coach, and that the game is for children and not adults.
I understand that coaching is a privilege granted by the City of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department. I also understand that part of my responsibility as a potential coach is to be familiar with this "Code of Ethics". If approved as a Youth Sport Coach, I hereby pledge to follow the Athletic Division "Coaches Code of Ethics". * NOTE: applicant may be required to sign a hard copy of this coach application at a later date.
For more information regarding coaching opportunities, contact Brenda Bynum Youth Athletic Program Coordinator at 252-972-1560 or via email.
City of Rocky Mount
P.O. Box 1180
Rocky Mount, NC 27802
Athletic Complex Inclement Weather Hotline: 252-972-1609