My daughters rarely received a formal Player Code of Conduct that they had to read over and sign for the sports teams that they played on. I like a formal players’ contract to put everyone on the same page at the start of a new season. Without a formal list of rules, the players have to figure out by what the coach’s rules of conduct are, and the unspoken rules of behavior can take longer to figure out (e.g. are we here to win or have fun?).
Player Code of Conduct
Champions make those around them better.
At the start of the season, go over the player code of conduct and then have each player sign that they understand and commit to this. This is a great opportunity to set the tone of the team: teamwork, having fun, mutual respect.
- Have fun!
- Show courtesy and respect to all coaches, players, opponents, officials, parents, and fans.
- Attend every practice and game that you can, and notify the coach if you can’t make it.
- Be supportive of teammates.
For the rest of the Player Code of Conduct, please get How to Coach Girls book coming out March of 2018.