Code of Conduct for Coaches and Volunteers
GRACE Notre Dame School of De Pere
The Code of Conduct for coaches and sport/club volunteers is intended to provide a standard of professional conduct aligned with our school mission. It is meant to be signed by all coaches as well as volunteers prior to the start of the season.
Principle 1: Competence
Coaches recognize the boundaries of their particular competencies and the limitations of their expertise. They provide only those services and use only those techniques for which they are qualified by education, training or experience.
Principle 2: Integrity
Coaches are honest, fair and respectful of others supporting the mission of the GRACE schools.
Principle 3: Respect for Participants and Dignity
Coaches respect the fundamental rights, dignity and worth of all those taking part in sport. Coaches are aware of cultural, individual, and role differences, including those of age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language and socioeconomic status. This includes both on- and off-the-field interactions during the full academic year for all coaches/volunteers and athletes.
Principle 4: Concern for Others’ Welfare
Coaches seek to contribute to the welfare of those with whom they interact. When conflicts occur, coaches attempt to resolve these conflicts and to perform their roles in a responsible fashion that is aligned with our Catholic mission.
Principle 5: Responsible Coaching
Coaches are aware of their responsibilities to the community and the society in which they work and live. They apply and make public their knowledge of sport in order to contribute to human welfare.
The Code of Conduct promotes fair and responsible behavior by the coach towards the athletes s/he is in charge of. The coach´s function is that of a role model especially considering children and youths, therefore, coaches are challenged to constantly behave and act in manners appropriate. The obligation of a coach is not only to promote, advance and support the athletic career of an individual but also to raise the individual to be good persons with stable notions of values, good behaviors and manners.