Lax Plus Coaches’ Code of Conduct

[Based on InSideOut Coaching by Joe Ehrmann]

  • We hold ourselves to high standards for interacting with our players, parents, officials, opposing coaches and their teams
  • We are mindful never to shame a player, but to correct her in an uplifting way.
  • We use no profanity, ever! No screaming, shaming, or sarcasm.
  • We believe in every player. Each player is part of our family, deserves every chance to succeed, and deserves the utmost respect.
  • We protect our players, and we build them up, not tear them down.
  • Our job is to put our players in a position where they can develop to their fullest potential through proper teaching and nurturing.
  • Coaches can disagree in meetings but never in front of our players or anyone else outside our program.
    Disagreements are saved for private meetings.
  • If we do not know, we say so and get the appropriate information. We don’t lie to our players!
  • We know that parents are part of our program. We strive to work with each family in helping their daughters succeed.
  • We are not afraid to apologize. We all make mistakes.
    When we make mistakes publicly, we apologize publicly; when mistakes are made personally, we apologize personally.
  • We are nurturing successful people, not just successful athletes.
  • We treat all opposing coaches and their teams with the honor true competitors deserve.
  • We respect all officials and timekeepers. They are imperfect and trying their best just as we are.

Regardless of wins and losses, we will be successful if we carry out the above items. Because I am a role model who has the power, position, and platform to make positive differences in the lives of my players, I commit to this code of conduct. When failing to live up to our standards I will allow for accountability and take responsibility for my actions.