Code of Conduct
Every manager and coach is required to sign a copy of this Code of Ethics each season before they can coach a team.
COACHES’ CODE OF ETHICS
I hereby pledge to provide positive training, care and encouragement for my players participating
in SRVGAL by following this Code of Ethics.
I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, parents, coaches, umpires and league officials at every practice and games.
I will demonstrate mutual respect toward other coaches, umpires and all league officials on and off the field.
I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my players ahead of my personal desire to win.
I will read and understand SRVGAL's current Operating Rules, Specific Age Division Rules and familiarize myself with the ASA Official Rules of Softball.
I will control and be fully responsible for the conduct of my team players, parents and spectators.
I will insure that my players play under safe conditions and on safe fields.
I will remember that the game is for the girls and not for the parents or coaches.
I will do my best to teach the girls the game of Fast Pitch Softball while at the same time making it enjoyable and fun.
I will be a good role model and always be on time and be in attendance for all practices and games.
I will organize and conduct well-planned practices for learning skills and be fair toward all players for playing time and playing positions.
Positive Coaching Alliance
As part of our ongoing commitment to excellence, SRVGAL has joined the Positive Coaching Alliance
Parnership Program. The Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a non-profit based at
Stanford University. Their mission is to transform youth sports to provide all young athletes with
a positive, character building experience. PCA is working to replace the "win-at-all-cost" model
of coaching with the "Double-Goal Coach," who wants to win but has a second, more important goal
of using sports to teach life lessons.
SRVGAL will offer mandatory two-hour workshops for all board members, coaches and managers.
In addition, all parents will have the opportunity to attend a workshop specifically designed to
assist them in helping their children get the most from the youth sports experience. While not
required, it is expected that most parents on each team be trained. The coaches' and parents'
workshops are geared toward those particular roles. We encourage you to attend the appropriate
workshop. However, to accommodate everyone, attendance at any one of the workshops offered by
SRVGAL is acceptable.
The PCA Mission Statement:
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a nonprofit organization based at Stanford University with
the mission to transform youth sports so sports can transform youth. PCA was created to
transform the culture of youth sports to give all young athletes the opportunity for a positive,
We have three national goals:
- To replace the "win-at-all-cost" model of coaching with the "Double-Goal Coach" who wants to win but has a second, more important, goal of using sports to teach life lessons
- To teach youth sports organization leaders how to create an organizational culture in which Honoring the Game is the norm
- To spark and fuel a "social epidemic" of Positive Coaching that will sweep this country
Coach's Job Description
Double-Goal Coaching Award Recommendation
2012 PCA Parent Handout
For more information go to: www.positivecoach.org