Code of Conduct
In addition to those items, mentioned in Protecting God’s Children and
Parish Volunteer Covenant, Parish Athletics mandates the following:
actions or attitude of a coach are found to be detrimental to the Parish
Athletes Program, that coach will be subject to review and discipline by
Athletic Program Manager and/or Athletic Advisory Committee. Disciplinary
action can range from counseling, probation, suspension or dismissal,
depending upon the circumstances.
and signed complaints about a coach will be referred to the Athletic
Program Manager who will, when appropriate, notify the coach that a
written complaint has been received. After the Athletic Program Manager
thoroughly investigates the complaint, the coach and complainant will be
notified of the action taken.
who verbally or physically mistreats an official or behaves in an
unsportsmanlike manner at any time during the season may be suspended from
coaching all parish sports.
suspensions are for a period of up to twelve (12) months from the time of
suspension may be appealed by a coach.
including a request for a hearing, must be submitted in writing along with
any supporting documentation.
documentation will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Athletic Advisory
Committee (AAC) consisting of the Chairperson of the AAC and two (2)
additional members. A hearing will be held if determined necessary by
completion of the period of suspension, a coach must request reinstatement
in writing to the Athletic Advisory Committee. The letter must indicate
that the suspended coach has reviewed and will support the Statement of
Purpose and Philosophy of Parish Athletics. The letter must be co-signed
by the pastor/principal of the parish/school where he/she will be
normal* circumstances, a coach may not be permanently dismissed from
coaching Parish sports without a fair hearing conducted by the Athletic
Advisory Committee. The coach will be afforded the opportunity to present
testimony on his/her behalf. The decision of the AAC calling for the
dismissal of a coach will require a review and concurrence of a majority
of the Advisory Board.
There may be circumstances where the facts are clear that warrant an
immediate dismissal of a coach from the Parish Athletic Program (e.g.,
acts of violence, excessive use of profanity, continued unsportsmanlike
conduct, intentional abuse of another person, etc.). The decision to
immediately dismiss a coach for such behavior is made by the Athletic
Program Manager in consultation with the Athletic Advisory Committee. Such
a decision is final.
disciplinary action of a coach will result in written notification to the
coach, the Parish Athletic President and the pastor of the parish.
(Parent / Guardian) CONDUCT
The purpose of Parish Athletic Program is to promote Christian attitudes
while encouraging healthy physical activity by the youth of the diocese.
Spectators must realize that they represent the parish/school just as much
as team members or coaches. Poor sportsmanship, including interrupting a
contest by going on the floor or field or approaching a game official or
coach, will not be tolerated. Incidents of poor sportsmanship/unruly
conduct will result in disciplinary action taken by the Athletic Program
Manager (who will notify the spectator).
spectator who verbally or physically mistreats an official or behaves in
an unsportsmanlike manner at any time may be banned from attending Parish
Athletic contests for a period of time to be determined by the Athletic
Program Manager. The Chairperson of the Athletic Advisory Committee will
of a ban will result in game(s) being stopped and a forfeit awarded to the
opposing team. Two (2) forfeits during a season will result in a team’s
dismissal from the league.
conduct of spectators at any Parish Athletic contest may result in
sanctions to the team. Serious or repeated spectator problems with the
same team will result in a hearing before the Athletic Advisory Committee.
are not permitted to file complaints concerning the performance of game
officials. Only the head coach may file a complaint. Coaches are to review
this spectator conduct section with parents/guardians of all players.
Incidents of improper conduct by players before, during and/or after a
Parish Athletic contest may result in disciplinary action taken by the
Athletic Program Manager. Disciplinary action can range from counseling,
probation, suspension or dismissal depending upon the circumstances. Please
note: Coaches are required under the Volunteer Covenant to communicate to
players the rights and responsibilities of individuals on the team.
Coach or Parent/Guardian or Player Signature:
Print Name: __________________________________
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