The following Code is shown for the benefit of the
parents. It details the Code of Conduct which
the league expects its coaches to adhere to.
Every coach is submitted to a background check
conducted by a local police department. If you
are concerned that your child has a quality
experience, please volunteer to coach or assist.
Coaches Code of Conduct
We regret making this code of conduct for coaches.
But, recent events have created a need and a
responsibility to oversee coaching actions more
closely. These rules are absolute and
inflexible. Any infraction of these rules will
constitute actions cause for immediate suspension or
expulsion of a coach. We realize that for most
if not for all of our coaches this code is
unnecessary, burdensome and even insulting. We
regret that circumstances have forced us to this
decision. We must ask you to sign and return
this to a board member. Thank you for your
All contact between coaches and players must be in
an open and public area.
Players are not allowed to visit coaches' homes
unless the player has a friend relationship with
and was visiting a coaches' children prior to the
advent of the season.
All team parties and meetings must be in an open
and public place.
No inappropriate comments, touching, pictures,
language or actions shall occur between a player
and a coach (Nothing off color, illegal or
suggestive in any way)
One on one contact between a player and coach is
Transportation decisions must be designed to
facilitate multiple people present.
Transportation is the primary responsibility of
the parents of the players, not the coaches.
If a player is not picked up after practice or a
game then the parents are to be called to pick him
up. If parents cannot be reached then two or
more coaches should wait with the player for a
reasonable time. If another coach is not
available then a parent should be asked to stay.
If a player's parent still does not arrive to
bring the player home then two coaches or parents
should accompany the player home. Emergency
transportation for injury or other reasons by one
coach or parent is allowable.
Cursing or foul language is unacceptable.
Do not grab a player's face mask.
Berating, belittling, or severely criticizing
players is not acceptable. Coaching should
be positive and oriented toward teaching.
Intentional refusal to play a game is grounds for
immediate and permanent removal from coaching.
Striking or fighting of any kind of anyone by a
coach will be cause for immediate removal from
We will be doing a brief background check on all
coaches. Signing the form indicates consent
for the CYFL to make that background check and
constitutes a waiver of all liability of the CYFL
and holds harmless the CYFL for all results or
ramifications of that check.
Generally speaking violation of these rules will
invoke first a warning then (if during a game) a
penalty and finally expulsion from the game and/or
suspension or expulsion from coaching altogether.
We want the kids to have a fun, clean experience.
These rules are designed to facilitate that
ALL COACHES, you are required to sign the Coaches
Code of Conduct agreement, and turn into a league