Coach Parent Communication Policy
Communication You Should Expect From Your Child’s Coach at today’s Parents meeting:
- Team guidelines (rules) regarding: practice, attendance, physical appearance, lettering policy, and cut policy.
- Practice Schedule with locations and times of all practices and contests.
- Transportation guidelines
- Team requirements, i.e., fees, special equipment etc...
- Procedures should your child be injured during the participation
- Hazing policy
Communication Coaches Expect from Parents:
- Notification of any schedule conflicts well in advance.
- Any concerns expressed directly to the coach.
- Specific concerns in regard to a coach’s philosophy and or/expectations.
Appropriate Concerns to Discuss with Coaches:
- The treatment of your child, mentally and physically.
- Ways to help your child improve.
- Concerns about your child’s behavior.
- It is very difficult to accept your child’s not playing as much as your may hope. Coaches are professionals. They make judgment decisions based on what they believe to be best for all students involved. As you have seen from the list above, certain things can be and should be discussed with your child’s coach. Other things must be left to the discretion of the coach.
Issues Not Appropriate to Discuss with Coaches:
- Playing time
- Team strategy
- Play calling
- Other student-athletes
Procedures if you have a Concern to Discuss with the Coach:
- Call to make an appointment with the coach. Our website www.cps.k12.in.us (then navigate to Crown Point High School and then to athletics) has a coaches directory.
- Please do not attempt to confront a coach before or after a contest or practice. These can be emotional times for both the parent and the coach. Meetings of this nature do not promote resolution.
- If the meeting with the coach did not provide a satisfactory resolution contact the athletic director, Bill Dorulla at 663-4885 extension 11135 to make an appointment.