The function of a coach is to encourage, develop, and educate all players participating in VYI. Skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork should be taught and promoted. Each participant or player should be treated as though he or she were the coach's own child and the welfare of the participant should be the coach's uppermost concern. To promote these ideals VYI has adopted the following Code of Conduct that all coaches must adhere to.
The VYI coach shall be aware that he or she has a tremendous influence, for either good or ill, on the development of the participant.
The VYI coach shall never place the value of winning above that of instilling the highest ideals of character.
The VYI coach shall uphold the honor and dignity of the sport, organization, and league. In all personal contact with participating players, parents, coaches, officials, administrators, league officials, spectators and public.
The VYI coach shall strive to set an example of the highest moral and ethical conduct.
The VYI coach shall actively discourage drug, alcohol, and tobacco use.
The VYI coach shall avoid the use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products when in contact with players and/or using assigned facilities.
The VYI coach shall strive to master the particular sport or activity rules and shall teach these rules to his/her team members. The coach shall not seek an advantage by circumvention of the spirit or letter of the rules.
The VYI coach shall exert his/her influence to encourage sportsmanship by spectators.
The VYI coach shall respect and support officials. The VYI coach shall not indulge in conduct which would incite players or spectators against the officials. The VYI coach shall not yell at, argue with, or treat a referee with disrespect.
The VYI coach shall initiate an exchange of cordial greetings between competing teams.
The VYI coach shall place the emotional and physical well-being of players ahead of a personal desire to win.
The VYI coach shall never use profanity.
The VYI coach shall not interfere with league assessments and/or team formation in an effort to gain a competitive advantage. The VYI coach shall not encource a player and/or parent to interfere with league assessments and/or team formation in an effort to gain a competitive advantage.
I acknowledge that I am an extension of the VYI organization and agree to conduct myself in a fashion that will bring pride to VYI. I will abide by the Code of Conduct.
I acknowledge that any violation of the above Coaches Code of Conduct or any violation of VYI rules may result, at the discretion of the league commissioner, in a suspension for one (1) or more games and/or permanent removal as a VYI coach. Any such suspension or permanent removal is non-appealable and does not require ejection from a game by an official.
I acknowledge that any ejection from a game will result in a minimum suspension of one (1) week including the team’s next practice and game, and, at the discretion of the league commissioner, may result in suspension for more than the one (1) week minimum and/or permanent removal as VYI coach, if such additional suspension and/or removal is deemed necessary and appropriate. Any such suspension or permanent removal is non-appealable.