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Coach Code of Conduct

In addition to the Parent Code of Conduct, coaches and assistant coaches are also expected to abide by the following Coach Code of Conduct.

COACH AND ASSISTANT COACH PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT

I, as a coach at GCAA, agree to the following code of conduct.

I will respect the opposing team, its players, its coaching staff, and spectators and will not engage in any disrespectful conduct.

I will respect the referees (umpires) and will not challenge or show dissent with their officiating.

I will respect all GCAA officials and will abide by their directives.

I will be responsible for the conduct of my players and their parents and will take all necessary steps to ensure their proper behavior.

As a coach I will not engage in any activity that encourages unsportsmanlike behavior by my players.

If I violate any of the above provisions, I will adhere to the following discipline:

  • Showing disrespect to a referee/coach/player/parent or any other person at any event with which GCAA is involved – minimum 1 game suspension, maximum 1 season suspension
  • Ejection from a game by ref or other GCAA official (first offense*) – 1 game suspension
  • Ejection from a game by ref or other GCAA official (second offense*) – 1 season suspension
  • Ejection from a game by ref or other GCAA official (third offense*) – Lifetime suspension from coaching in any GCAA Sport
  • Verbal assault/hostile challenge of a referee/coach/player/parent or any other person at any GCAA event – 1 year suspension
  • Physical assault of referee/coach/player/parent or any other person at any GCAA event – Lifetime suspension from participation in GCAA and possible legal action.
  • Coaching unsporting behavior – 1 year suspension

* This violation may also warrant further discipline actions from other sanctioning bodies.

This code of conduct in its entirety, does not exclude discipline by the local association/club (when participating in away games) or NCYSA or other sanctioning body.

In the case of an ejection, the coach must leave the park/facility (out of sight and sound) in which the playing area located and can not return before being contacted by a GCAA Discipline Committee. If the coach does return before this time, a minimum of an additional 2 game suspension will be incurred.