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Coaches Code of Conduct

To maintain a Foster Park Sports Coach or otherwise risk forfeiture, I agree to the USA Basketball Coaches Code of Conduct, which states as follows.

I will:

  • Conduct myself in a dignified manner relating to emotions, language, attitude and actions

  • Act at all times to protect the principles of fun, safety and development of all athletes

  • Demonstrate respect for the ability of opponents as well as for the judgment of referees, officials and opposing coaches

  • Display control and professionalism at all times under any circumstance

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person, including opponents, other coaches, officials, administrators, parents, athletes, and spectators 

  • Refrain from physical contact with athletes except where necessary for the development of the athletes’ skill(s) or athletic ability 

  • Be aware and understand the role and influence of a coach as an educator, imparting knowledge of skill as well as proper personal, academic, and social behavior

  • Be reasonable in my demands on athletes' time, energy and enthusiasm

  • Provide an opportunity for all athletes to play the sport

  • Agree to uphold the Progressive Coaching principles found within the Foster Park Sports Player Development Model

  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the level of the athletes 

  • Seek to learn the latest coaching practices that take into account the principles of growth and development of athletes 

  • Agree to abide by all applicable Foster Park Sports rules and regulations, including USA Basketball’s SafeSport policy