Coaches' Code of Ethics

I hereby pledge to conduct myself in accordance with the JYFA Rules of Conduct:
  1. I will place the emotional and physical well being of my players ahead of a personal desire to win.
  2. I will treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.
  3. I will do my best to provide a safe playing situation for my players.
  4. I will promise to review and practice the basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries of my players.
  5. I will do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all my players.
  6. I will lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all my players.
  7. 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 sports events.
  8. I will be knowledgeable in the rules of each sport that I coach, and I will teach these rules to my players.
  9. I will use those coaching techniques appropriate for each of the skills I teach.
  10. I will remember that I am a youth sports coach, and that the game is for children and not adults.


I understand that unsportsmanlike behavior can lead to my suspension from and possible forfeiture of a game. I understand that violating the rules of conduct may also lead to my suspension. I understand that in these instances I may be required to appear before the Board to explain my actions and that the Board may take whatever action it deem necessary.

* The Board reserves the right to release information to other youth leagues in Jackson Twp.