• Parent/Coach Communications

    Communication You Should Expect From Your Child’s Coach

    • Philosophy of the coach
    • Expectations the coach has for your child as well as all players on the squad
    • Locations and times of all practices and contests
    • Team requirements (fees, special equipment, off-season conditioning)
    • Procedure should your child be injured
    • Discipline that results in the denial of your child’s participation


    Communication Coaches Expect From Parents

    • Concerns expressed directly to the coach
    • Notification of any schedule conflicts well in advance
    • Specific concerns in regard to a coach’s philosophy and/or expectations


    Appropriate Concerns To Discuss With Coaches

    • The treatment of your child, mentally and physically
    • Ways to help your child improve
    • Concerns about your child’s behavior


    Issues Not Appropriate To Discuss With Coaches

    • Playing time
    • Team strategy
    • Play calling
    • Other student-athletes


    Appropriate Procedures For Discussing Concerns with Coaches

    • Call to set up an appointment with the coach (contact the athletic administrator to set up the meeting if unable to reach the head coach)
    • Do not confront a coach before or after a contest or practice (these can be emotional times for all parties involved and do not promote resolution)


    If The Meeting With The Coach Did Not Provide A Satisfactory Resolution

    • Call to set up an appointment with the athletic administrator or activities director
    • Determine the appropriate next step at this meeting