Softball Coaches Association Code of Ethics
After reading and agreeing to this code, you may click for a
membership application (scroll to the bottom)
Commitment to the Players
- Coaches shall put the welfare
of their student-athletes above all else while maintaining professional
relationships with them.
- All games shall be conducted
within the letter and intent of the rules of fastpitch
- Coaches shall encourage the
student-athlete to exhibit sportsmanship at all times.
- Coaches shall always remember
that their players are student-athletes and not make demands upon them
that are inconsistent with institutional, school district, and state
governing body rules or in any way compromise the student-athletes'
- Coaches shall not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national
or ethnic origin, or qualified handicapped or disabled persons.
- Coaches shall follow
institutional, school district, state governing body, high school and
state association rules regarding drug, alcohol and tobacco use.
Commitment to the Institution
- Coaches shall behave in such a
way that they shall bring credit to their profession and themselves.
- Coaches shall exhibit
professionalism in their actions, words and attire.
- Coaches shall act in full
accordance with institutional, school district and state governing body
- Coaches shall immediately
report any violation of school district and state governing body rules
regardless of how minor they believe the violation to be.
- Dissatisfaction with the
implementation of institutional, school district and state governing body
rules shall be addressed through the proper channels and not through the
media or through public opinion.
Commitment to Other Coaches
- A coach must refrain from
making derogatory statements about another coach or institution.
- Coaches shall treat their
colleagues with dignity and respect.
- Coaches shall honor all
professional relationships with their colleagues. They shall avoid
conflicts of interest and exploitation of these relationships.
Commitment to Umpires
- All game umpires shall be
treated in a professional and respectable manner at all times.
- Any displeasure with an
umpire's actions or conduct shall be addressed through the proper channels
and not through the media or through public opinion.
- The Kentucky Softball Coaches
Association members shall strive to develop positive working relations
with the umpires.
As a member of the Kentucky Softball Coaches
Association, I accept the Code of Ethics and agree to embrace the principles of
the Code. (Please sign below and keep for your records--this should not be sent
with your membership!)
School: ______________________________, Date:______________
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