WHAT ARE GENERAL RULES THAT WILL BE IN EFFECT AT ALL TIMES TO ENSURE A POSITIVE AND HEALTHY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR YOU AND YOUR ATHLETES?
Communication is the foundation of successful relationships.
Coaches need to be clear and concise so players have an understanding of the coaches’ needs and expectations.
Players need to be able to communicate with their coach with questions and concerns first before they involve their parents.
Parents are to encourage and help their children with tools so they are successful communicators with their teammates and coaches.
Players need to communicate to coaches if they will be late or must miss a practice/match as early as possible.
It is important for coaches to communicate the vision for the team and the program.
An athlete who knows and understands where the team is going increases the value and will be more motivated to work harder.
Creates unity and motivates teammates to work together to accomplish common goals.
Goals will be set through individual and team meetings.
Individual and team goals will be written down in team notebooks.
Clearly written goals enhance one’s motivation
“It’s only a dream until you write it down, and then it becomes a goal.”—Dwight Thomas.
Reasonable expectations will be set and clearly communicated by coaches.
Communicating with athletes in positive ways helps build enjoyable climates.
Effective communication with players and explanations of why we do things the way we do provides value. Everything we do as coaches have purpose.
Motivation = Expectation x Climate x Value
Good athletes and teammates need to “show up” at every practice and every match.
Peaks and valleys are the downfall to a team.
Athletes who have positive attitudes learn faster and have increased performance.
Good attitudes from athletes build a positive climate and make the season enjoyable.
Having a good attitude helps build winners for life.
Team before me
Competing against each other for your position in practice is expected but “Team Before Me” players support, cheer, and celebrate one another during matches.
“Whatever I can do to help the team” and “I will play any position the team needs me to play” are examples of players who put the team first and themselves second.
Athletes with this concept are exceptional teammates and are held in high value from the coaches.
Players on our teams must put the needs of the team before their own needs.
Our players are ambassadors of our club—represent us proudly.
Respect our staff and people in an authoritative position.
Our players will respect the game, the officials, the opponents, the crowd, our teammates, and themselves.
Coach and player relationship; respect is earned.