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SCS Communication Pamphlet

COMMUNICATION AT SCS ATHLETICS

Pride and Tradition at Statesville Christian
Both parenting and coaching are extremely difficult vocations. By establishing an understanding of each position, we are able to accept the actions of the other and provide greater benefit to children. As parents, when your child becomes involved in our programs, you have a right to understand what expectations are placed on your son or daughter. This begins with a clear communication from the coach of the child’s program.

Things you should expect from your child’s coach:
Philosophy of the coach.
Location and times of all practices and contests.
Team Requirements; e.g. practices,
equipment needed and out of season conditioning.
Procedures followed should your child be injured during participation.
Discipline that may result in the denial of your child’s participation.

Things you should expect from your child’s coach:
Philosophy of the coach.
Location and times of all practices and contests.
Team Requirements; e.g. practices,
Equipment needed and out of season conditioning.
Procedures followed should your child be injured during participation.
Discipline that may result in the denial of your child’s participation.

As your son or daughter becomes involved with athletics here at SCS they will experience some of the most rewarding moments of their lives. It is often just one moment that lives with a child forever. It is most important that they understand that there may be times when things do not go the way you or your child wish. At these times discussion with the coach is encouraged.

Things coaches should expect from you:
Concerns expressed directly to the coach.
Notification of any schedule conflicts well in advance.
Specific concerns with regard to a coach’s expectations.

It is very difficult to accept your child not playing as much or where you might have hoped. Many times a child has great success early and then others catch up or competition gets stiffer. Coaches in our athletic department are making judgments based on what they believe to be the best for all students involved. As you have seen from these lists certain things can and should be discussed with your child’s coach. Other things should be left to the discretion of the coach.

“Let all bitterness and wrath and danger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4: 31-32

There are situations that may require a conference between the coach and the
parent. These are encouraged. It is important that both parties involved have a clear understanding of the other’s position. When these conferences are necessary, the following procedures should be followed to promote a resolution.

Examples of things to discuss with your child’s coach:
The treatment of your son or daughter mentally, physically and spiritually.
Ways to help your child improve.
Concerns about your son or daughter’s attitude.
Academic support, college opportunities.

Examples of what you should NOT discuss with your child’s coach
Team strategy.
Playing time.
Other student-athletes and their role on the team.

Often times the Athletic Director is in attendance at the games. He is there to see the culmination of hours of work in preparing for your child to participate. Scheduling, game management, officials, equipment, and the safety of participants are utmost on his mind. He is also there to enjoy the game. Please do not discuss problems with the Athletic Director at this time. Make an appointment and come in during office hours or another time when it is convenient for you and your work schedule. “I am always glad talk with you about your son or daughter. The door is always open

Procedures for setting up a conference with your child’s coach:
Call the school to set up an appointment .
Coaches will not leave class but will return your call as soon as possible.
If the coach cannot be reached call the Athletic Director. A meeting will be arranged.
Please do not confront a coach before or after acontest or practice. These are often emotional times and do not promote a resolution to the problem.
If this does not provide a satisfactory solution, the next step is to call and set up a meeting with theAthletic Director to discuss the situation.
Practices are closed to the public but you can certainly stop by and check on your child from time to time.

 

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