Helpful Hints for Coaches

  • Develop and maintain a positive rapport with the parents of your players.
  • Inform parents about practice times, game times, and other requirements of the program.
  • Attend all coaches' meetings and clinics,
  • Explain the risks and dangers of the athletic activity.
  • Be knowledgeable about the latest safety and conditioning techniques.
  • Organize, conduct, and supervise all practices and games.
  • Secure a team parent.
  • Assist in the prevention and care in injuries.
  • Report all accidents and complete an injury report on any athlete injured in practice or during a game and inform your parish coordinator.
  • Emphasize the proper ideals of sportsmanship and fair play.
  • Show cordial courtesy to visiting teams and game officials.
  • Remember that an athletic contest is just a game, not a matter of life and death.

Carry emergency cards for each player during all practices and games.