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Coaches' code of conduct

•  Respect our athletes.

•  Demonstrate positive open communication between coaches, athletes, parents & officials.

•  Reprimand or confrontation with an athlete will be restricted to the athletic domain and administered tactfully without insulting or using a derogatory tone.

•  Katy Express will follow all USATF rules.

•  Acknowledge and demonstrate good safety in practices and events.

•  Demonstrate respect and ethical conduct in interactions with officials, other coaches, opponents and all others in the athletic setting.

•  Exhibit self-control in disagreements and emotional situations.

•  Criticism of other coaches, officials or athletes is inappropriate.

•  Ensure that when you leave an area (practice or meet) you leave it cleaner than when you arrived.

•  Support volunteer opportunities provided by the Gulf Association / USATF (e.g., volunteer support for school district, NCAA, and Olympic Development meets).

•  Continually seek opportunities to improve skills as a T&F coach.

•  Do not smoke at practices or meets nor bring alcoholic beverages to any Katy Express sponsored events.

•  Foul language will not be tolerated. Be honest and have fun!

Athlete code of conduct

•  Arrive on time to practice and competitions.

•  Come prepared to practice by wearing proper shoes and attire; bring sweats in case the weather gets chilly; bring a towel or blanket to lay on during warm ups / cool down / ab workout if it’s wet outside.

•  Ensure that you are mentally ready to train.

•  Hydrate, eat nutritionally and get plenty of sleep prior to practice and competitions.

•  Katy Express will follow all USATF rules.

•  Acknowledge and demonstrate good safety in practices and events.

•  Demonstrate positive open communication between coaches, athletes, parents & officials.

•  Positively support fellow Katy Express team members at practice and in competition.

•  No gossiping or slandering others on the team.

•  Respect the Katy Express coaching staff, Katy Express team members, officials, other coaches and opponents.

•  Ensure that when you leave an area (practice or meet) you leave it cleaner than when you arrived.

•  Strive, not only to be the best athlete, but also the best student; keep your grades up.

•  Do not smoke, drink alcoholic beverages, use illegal drugs, and take USATF banned substances.

•  Wear the team uniform neatly and properly at all competitions, wear proper attire when not in uniform. during practice and competitions as determined by the host school facility dress code.

•  Foul language will not be tolerated.

•  Be honest and have fun!

parent code of conduct

•  Ensure your athletes arrive on time to practice and competitions.

•  Allow enough time to stay and support all Katy Express team members at competitions.

•  Provide water, nutritional food and a quiet place to rest for your athlete.

•  Demonstrate positive open communication between coaches, athletes, parents & officials.

•  No gossiping or slandering others on the team.

•  Respect the Katy Express coaching staff, Katy Express team members, officials, other coaches and opponents.

•  If a parent has an issue or concern, they should schedule an appointment to discuss with the coach and / or director – parents should not demand an immediate hearing at practice or a competition as this approach is generally confrontational and non-productive.

•  Ensure that when you leave an area (practice or meet) you leave it cleaner than when you arrived.

•  Do not smoke at practices or meets nor bring alcoholic beverages to any Katy Express sponsored events.

•  Foul language will not be tolerated. Be honest and have fun!

 

incident reporting

  • Once a coach or parent observes a violation or witnesses something they believe is wrong, they should report it to the Head Coach who will then conduct an investigation by speaking with the child, parents, and all other parties involved.

  • A verbal warning will be issued followed by a written warning.

  • Incidents will be documented and kept on file with the team.

  • Out of respect for the individual involved, the Head Coach will not publicize this information to the coaches or the other parents. 

  • Based on the severity of the infraction, the individual may be suspended from practice and/or meets or permanently dismissed from the club.

disciplinary rules

  • Only the USATF and/or Katy Express Youth Track and Field Club may suspend an athlete, coach, assistant coach, manager, parent, or spectator from further participation from the USATF and/or Katy Express Youth Track and Field Club for words or actions deemed detrimental to the team or its activities.

  • Persons guilty of fighting before, during or after a meet shall receive suspension from at least two meets or up to one year suspension.

  • Persons guilty of pushing or striking any person shall be suspended from the competitions held by USATF and/or Katy Express Youth Track and Field Club, which includes the Gulf Association Youth Championships, the Regional, and National competitions.