Coaches

CODE of conduct

Central Okanagan Minor Baseball Association

COACH'S code of Conduct

Coach's agree to and sign off on the coach's code of conduct during the registration process. 

As a coach in the Central Okanagan Minor Baseball Association I promise to:

PLAY.

  1. Remember that baseball is an opportunity to learn and to have fun and for the development of the players.

  2. ​Win and lose graciously, practicing and encouraging good sportsmanship with all players, coaches, umpires, officials, and parents at every game, practice and event. 

  3. Treat and teach all players, coaches, umpires, parents, and spectators with dignity and respect, as I would like to be treated, using appropriate language and tone.

  4. Abstain from any controlled substances (alcohol, drugs etc.) at COMBA events. 

  5. Review the COMBA Codes of Conduct with players and parents of my own team. 

HUSTLE.

  1. Be fair and just, not criticizing players publicly. I commit to treat each player with respect, as an individual.

  2. Always strive to maximize the individual potential of each player, while respecting each player’s level of commitment, and to provide an equal opportunity to all players.

  3. Arrive early for practices, meetings and games. 

  4. Do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all players and are appropriate for the age levels I teach. 

  5. Provide a safe environment for players, putting their safety, care and feelings ahead of my own. 

GROW.

  1. Embody the COMBA Mission to be a community of baseball players, parents, coaches and volunteers, pursuing athletic excellence and personal development of youth in the Central Okanagan.

  2. Ensure that all players and assistant coaches are knowledgeable in all rules and regulations pertaining to the baseball league in which my team will be playing.

  3. Place the emotional and physical well-being of my players and game officials ahead of any personal desire to win.

  4. Respect the integrity and judgment of the game umpires, understanding that they are doing their best to help promote the youth baseball athletes, and admire their willingness to participate in full view of the public.

Finally, I promise to abide by the BC Minor Code of Conduct (rule 13, page 47).

If I observe any violations of this Code of Conduct by other coaches or those to be followed by either parents or
players, I will abide by and adhere to the COMBA Conflict Resolution Policy in dealing with the matter of concern, if necessary.

I have read and understand this COMBA Code of Conduct as described above. I am aware that any failure on my behalf to comply with the above may result in my temporary or permanent removal from all COMBA sponsored activities and negation of my playing privileges. I agree that all decisions in these matters made by COMBA board of directors are final and binding.