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Norfolk Girls Softball
Coaches Code of Ethics Pledge

  • 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 represented age group.
  • I will do my best to provide a safe playing situation for my players.
  • I will promise to review and practice basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries to my players.
  • I will do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all my players.
  • I will lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to 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 sports events.
  • I will be knowledgeable in the rules of each sport that I coach, and I will teach these rules to my players.
  • I will use coaching techniques appropriate for each of the skills that I teach.
  • I will remember that I am a youth sports coach, and that the game is for the children and not the adults.
  • I will not use loud and unconstructive criticism when coaching.
  • I will try to distribute playing time in the field equitably (fairly) among my players.
  • I will act in a respectful and professional manner toward all coaches and umpires.
  • I will respect and abide by the decisions of the Norfolk Girls Softball Board.