BENSENVILLE RAIDERS YOUTH FOOTBALL &  CHEER

ONE TEAM ONE GOAL

BENSENVILLE RAIDERS ETHIC POLICY

I WILL PLACE THE EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELL‐BEING OF MY PLAYERS AHEAD OF A PERSONAL DESIRE TO WIN.

Expected Behavior:

• Using appropriate language in appropriate tones when interacting with players, league officials, game officials, parents and spectators.

• Treating all players, league officials, game officials, parents and spectators with dignity and respect.

• Playing all players according to the equal participation rules established by the league and abiding by the spirit of those rules.

I WILL TREAT EACH PLAYER AS AN INDIVIDUAL, REMEMBERING THE LARGE RANGE OF EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SAME AGE GROUP.

Expected Behavior:

• Recognizing the differences of each child and treating each player as an individual while demonstrating concern for their individual needs and well-being.

• Encouraging all players, regardless of skill level, to be included as a member of the team and to remain involved in sports.

• Recognizing that youth may vary greatly in physical, social and emotional maturation and considering these factors when setting up competitions and when interacting with them as a group.

I WILL DO MY BEST TO PROVIDE A SAFE PLAYING SITUATION FOR MY PLAYERS.

Expected Behavior:

• Maintaining a high level of awareness of potentially unsafe conditions including but limited to dangerous weather, inadequate field maintenance, and faulty equipment.

• Seeing that all players are provided with adequate adult supervision while under the coach’s care.

I WILL PROMISE TO REVIEW AND PRACTICE THE BASIC FIRST AID PRINCIPLES NEEDED TO TREAT INJURIES OF MY PLAYERS.

Expected Behavior:

• Recognizing and administering proper basic first aid to an injured player and not returning players to activity if they are compromised by injury.

• Demonstrating concern for an injured player, notifying parents and cooperating with medical authorities for severely injured athletes.

I WILL DO MY BEST TO ORGANIZE PRACTICES THAT ARE FUN AND CHALLENGING FOR ALL MY PLAYERS.

Expected Behavior:

• Establishing practice plans that are interesting, varied, productive and aimed at improving all players’ skills and individual abilities.

• Devoting appropriate time to the individual improvement of each player.

• Conducting practices of reasonable length and intensity appropriate for the age and conditioning of the players.

I WILL LEAD BY EXAMPLE IN DEMONSTRATING FAIR PLAY AND SPORTSMANSHIP TO ALL MY PLAYERS.

Expected Behavior:

• Adopting the position, teaching and demonstrating that it is our basic moral code to treat others as we would like to be treated.

• Exhibiting gracious acceptance of defeat or victory.

• Abiding by and supporting the rules of the game and league as well as the spirit of the rules.

• Using the influential position of youth coach as an opportunity to demonstrate, promote, teach and expect sportsmanship and fair play.

• Never incite un-sportsmanlike conduct which includes but is not limited to running up the score, seeking revenge on another player or team, leading the team in any kind of taunting chants/sayings and anything else that is not consistent with good sportsmanship.

• Raiders organzation will not tolerate any form of unsportsmanlike conduct, from any player, cheerleader, coach, official, referee, parent and/or fan. This conduct includes, but not limited to, negativity, disrespectful behavior, offensive language, spitting, throwing of objects, hitting, fighting, and/or threats of violence, toward any player, cheerleader, coach, official, referee, parents and/or fans.

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 RELATED EVENTS.

Expected Behavior:

• Being alcohol and drug free at all team activities or in the presence of players.

• Refraining from the use of any type of tobacco products at all team activities or in the presence of players.

I WILL BE KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE RULES OF EACH SPORT THAT I COACH, AND I WILL TEACH THESE RULES TO MY PLAYERS.

Expected Behavior:

• Becoming knowledgeable, understanding and supportive of all applicable game rules, league rules, regulations and policies.

• Teaching and requiring compliance of these rules among players.

I WILL USE COACHING TECHNIQUES THAT ARE APPROPRIATE FOR EACH OF THE SKILLS THAT I TEACH.

Expected Behavior:

• Teaching techniques that do not enhance a risk of injury to players and opponents.

• Discouraging illegal contact or intentional dangerous play and administering swift and equitable discipline to players involved in such activity.

I WILL REMEMBER THAT I AM A YOUTH SPORTS COACH, AND THAT THE GAME IS FOR CHILDREN AND NOT ADULTS.

Expected Behavior:

• Maintaining a positive, helpful and supportive attitude.

• Exercising your authority/influence as a coach to control the behavior of the fans and spectators.

• Accepting and adhering to all league rules and policies related to the participation of adults and youth.

• Placing the emphasis on fun and participation while encouraging children to do their best.