Youth Athletics Purpose Statement
“The purpose of all Paynesville Area Community Education sponsored youth sports programs is to provide a positive and developmentally appropriate experience in athletics. This experience will include basic skills’ instruction, maximized participation for all participants, and the presentation of athletics as a safe, fair and fun activity for youth.”
Adopted: February 17th, 2000
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Youth Sports Coaches
This handout has been prepared to give you an understanding of the philosophies, practices and policies pertaining to the youth recreation sports programs. The object of these programs is to create a wholesome and safe environment where youth are given the opportunity to learn and practice the wide variety of basic skills for their respective sport. We would also like them to experience the situations, which will encourage cooperative play, good sportsmanship, and continued pursuit of fun in recreation. Our job is to create a non-competitive atmosphere where the child’s motivation to learn and participate is emphasized over “winning”.
Youth Sports Coaches Responsibilities
- Serve as a proper role model.
- Conduct coaching with encouragement, enthusiasm, and with the objective of having fun.
- Maintain a positive relationship with children, parents, fellow coaches, and other staff.
- Keep communication open, clear and respectful.
- Safety, Safety, Safety—Ensure a safe playing environment. Briefly inspect playing fields and equipment and report hazards immediately.
- Teach the children basic fundamentals of the sport.
- Responsible for carrying out positive philosophy as mentioned above.
Youth Sports Coaches Expectations
- Equal playing time for all participants.
- Use positive reinforcements.
- Be aware of the different age groups and modify accordingly.
- Attendance is vital, contact office if unable to attend. (243-7570)
- Use the “Golden Rule”
- Remember the kids are there to have fun, and so can you.
- “Children might forget what you say, but they never forget how you make them feel.”