| Code of Conduct |
KCFS PLAYER EXPECTATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
Athletes of KCFS will be committed to the football program by:
• Following the rules set by the coaches and the school.
• Participating enthusiastically.
• Making appropriate personal sacrifices for the good of the team.
• Recognizing that participation in athletics is a privilege.
• Setting challenging and realistic goals.
• Developing a winning attitude.
• Maintaining high academic standards.
• Being committed to skill development in football
Athletes of KCFS will communicate openly and honestly with respect for coaches, teammates, parents, officials, and opponents by:
• Developing a team attitude.
• Being coachable and open to constructive feedback.
• Sharing appropriate individual and team concerns with the coaching staff.
Athletes of KCFS will demonstrate good citizenship and sportsmanship by:
• Behaving with integrity.
• Exhibiting pride in their team.
• Playing by the rules.
• Accepting responsibility as a role model for others.
• Playing with dignity and grace, regardless of winning or losing.
Athletes of KCFS will develop and maintain mental and physical (health) behaviors by:
• Being alcohol and drug free.
• Practicing self-discipline.
• Demonstrating good personal health habits.
• Dealing with challenges in a positive manner.
• When the whistle blows.... Listen and be quiet!
• Never speak when a coach is talking.
• No swearing. EVER.
• No arguing with the officials.
• No arguing with teammates. This is a sign of a team in trouble.
• Do what you are instructed to do and good things will happen.
• Play the game with class. Taunting other players or intentional illegal hits will not be tolerated.
• Players must be thinking out on the field. 90 % of this game is mental desire. Other 10 % is physical ability.
• Must be in full gear by practice time and lined up in call lines. Full gear will be determined the day before by coaches.
• Quarterbacks and centers will take 25 snaps either before or after practice.
• Must be in Call lines at the start of practice. Call lines will rotate each week to allow each player to lead calls.
• If a player gets hurt and goes to the doctor, the player must get a signed release from the doctor to play again.
• What is said on the field, stays on the field. This includes information about our playbook.
• Have FUN, HUSTLE and put forth your BEST EFFORT each day.
• Weekly player awards will be given at coaches discretion.
PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT
The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship.
• I will not force my child to participate in sports.
• I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.
• I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
• I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league (If you choose).
• I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials, and spectators at every game, practice, or other sporting event.
• I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.
• I will not encourage any behaviours or practices that would endanger the health and wellbeing of the athletes.
• I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts withour resorting to hostility or violence.
• I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials, and spectators with respect regardless of culture, creed, colour, sex, or ability.
• I will teach my child that doing one's best is winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
• I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.
• I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participant for making a mistake or losing a competition.
• I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning.
• I will promote the emotional and physical well being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.
• I will respect the officials and their authority during the games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.
• I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrian from their use at all sports events.
• I will refrain form coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.
• I will respect and show appreciation for the trained volunteer coaches and staff who give their time to provide sport activities for my child, understanding that I have a responsibility to be a part of my childs' development.
Please make sure that you child is available for all practices and games. If you know you will be away, let the coach know in time to enable him/her to re-organize.
Also, your child is your responsibility. Please ensure you are there to pick up your child from games and practices on time, so that other people are not waiting around for your child to be picked up.
I also agree that if I fail to abide by the above rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to the following:
Verbal warning by official, head coach, and/or head of league organization.
Parental game suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by organizations involved.
Game forfeit through the offical or coach.
Parental and/or child season suspension.