Brethren Christian High School Coaches Manual Athletic Statement of Philosophy Interscholastic Athletics are an integral part of the

total school educational program. Athletics can help to develop young athletes in the areas of knowledge, skills and emotional patterns. Athletics should promote the development of Biblical qualities such as self-control, loyalty, leadership, teamwork, hard work and friendship. Additionally, the concept of being on a team should allow the athlete opportunities to excel in the areas of humility and selflessness and at the same time give the athlete a proud feeling of belonging. Sportsmanship is paramount at Brethren Christian and held in high esteem. Sportsmanship and fair play in athletics can be a great tool and maybe the best way to shine God's light on this world. Winning is not the only thing, but to play at a maximum ability level with maximum effort is the goal for every team. Athletics should be fun and at the same time be a great challenge. To begin a season with the idea of "let's see how good we can get as a team" is the challenge goal for each team. Individual accomplishments by athletes are naturally gained and heightened when the team focus is maintained. The real team accomplishment is not wins or losses but a unified goal of getting better and working hard week by week. A team that is under-achieving but still winning is void of the full athletic experience. The Little League pledge touches on many of the philosophies that we desire at Brethren Christian, "I trust in God, I love my country and will respect its laws, I will play fair and strive to win, but win or lose I will always do my best-" Above all, we are striving to do what is right and do the things that bring glory to our Lord Jesus Christ. THE BCHS SPORTSMANSHIP STATEMENT The goal of our athletic department is to bring honor and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ through the ministry of interscholastic sports. Our desire is to have coaches, athletes and spectators who will best serve the Lord through their actions. In compliance with the league's constitutional objective of promoting good sportsmanship through the observance of Christian standards, the following code of conduct will be followed. Coaches have a primary responsibility for setting the pattern of behavior for the contest. The conduct of the coach, in practice and in games, establishes the tone of behavior that will be projected to all participants. The attitude and conduct of the coach will be the Christ-like actions of one who is called by the name of our Lord. Athletes are responsible to play each contest in a highly competitive way, from beginning to end, according to the spirit of the rules of the game. There is no good reason for an athlete or a team to give up the contest, regardless of the score or the time or the distance remaining. The athlete is responsible to compete and behave in practice and games in a way that brings honor and glory to God. All game participants, including spectators, are responsible for treating the officials with the Biblical honor that is due an authority figure. Game participants are to appreciate the officials' hard work and respect their decisions. All coaches are responsible to shake hands with the officials and opposing Coach in public view immediately after the contest. Anytime a player (ours or theirs) is injured during a game, players on and off the field/court should group together for prayer. HEAD COACH JOB RESPONSIBILITIES I. REPORTS TO: Athletic Director II. SUPERVISES: Assistant coaches, trainer and student assistants III. BASIC FUNCTION: To provide leadership, supervision and organization of a specific athletic activity and to carry out the objectives of the total athletic program IV. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: A. Year-round Responsibilities

1. Formulate objectives for the coming sport season 2. Keep abreast of new ideas and techniques by attending clinics and workshops, reading in his/her field and encouraging the assistant coaches to do the same 3. Be knowledgeable of rules and regulations concerning his/her sport 4. Keep abreast of rule changes in his/her sport 5. Implement proper procedures for out-of-season practices according to state high school association guidelines 6. Be active in professional organizations such as the state coaches association 7. Inventory, selection, care and maintenance of equipment 8. Assists the athletic director as needed B. Season Responsibilities 1. Before Season a. Assist athletic director with proper registration of all athletes b. Assist athletic director in the payment of necessary fees c. Know policy on accident reporting and insurance procedures d. Assist athletic director in compiling eligibility lists and other reports e. Arrange for a systematic issuance of school equipment f. Make sure all athletes have had physicals g. Clarify to athletes the letter award policy h. Select and instruct team managers on proper care of equipment, facilities and other duties as assigned i. Check arrangements for all bus trips with athletic director and bus supervisor j. All coaches are responsible to have First Aid/CPR cards kept current k. Give a list of new transfer students to the AD and assist in 214 Forms l. Read sections of the CIF Bluebook that pertain to your sport 2. During Season a. Assume responsibility for constant care of equipment and facilities being used b. Assume supervisory control over all phases of teams in the program c. Organize and schedule practice sessions on a regular basis with the idea of developing the athlete's greatest potential d. Apply discipline in a firm and positive manner e. See that facility regulations are understood and enforced f. Emphasize safety precautions and use accepted training and injury procedures g. Conduct oneself and teams in a Biblical manner during practice and in contests h. Report outcome of contest to the media i. Instruct players on rules and rule changes and new ideas and techniques j. Provide to the athletic director for file purposes a copy of all general correspondence and bulletins to student athletes and parents k. Directly supervise or designate a supervisor of all dressing rooms and shall lock up all facilities at the close of each practice or contest 3. End of Season a. Arrange for the systematic return of all school equipment and hold the athlete responsible for all equipment not returned b. Arrange for cleaning, storing and conducting an inventory of all equipment c. Recommend student athletes who have fulfilled requirements for athletic letters, certificates or special awards d. Recommend additions and/or improvement for the care and maintenance of facilities e. Recommend to the athletic director and principal, personnel for assistant coaching position f. Submit recommendations for schedule for next year g. Select equipment and make recommendations for purchases of such h. Prepare a budget in conjunction with the athletic director i. Maintain records of team and individual accomplishments j. Evaluate past season and coaches

ASSISTANT COACH The assistant coach is responsible to do the following: 1. Cooperate completely with the head coach in developing the particular team to which he has been assigned 2. Assist in the enforcement of training rules, citizenship standards and eligibility requirements 3. Keep himself informed on regulations and policies, not only of BCHS, but also,those published by the Olympic League and the CIF 4. Assist in various duties, including: scouting opponents, periodically helping with varsity practice, and observing the attitudes of varsity players on the bench 5. Assume responsibility for the spiritual direction of his particular team DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES AND POLICIES 1. When a student athlete is medically excused from school, they will also be excused from practice or a game. The student-athlete should call his/her coach on game day so that the coach may adjust the line-up for the game. If they have been ill in the morning, they must come to school and be present for 5 periods the day of the game and have a written note from either their doctor or parents about their illness, in order to play in the game that day. 2. When a student-athlete is suspended from school for any reason, he/she will be ineligible to participate in any games for a period of five (5) school days, starting the day after suspension. 3. When a student-athlete is requested by his parents to go on vacation with them, this is to be accepted as a valid excused absence from practices or games: A. The coach may request make up work for practices missed. B. When a student-athlete returns to practice after an excused absence he/she should not be reprimanded or punished in any way. 4. Coaches will not call practices on Saturdays or holidays unless previously cleared by the Athletic Director. The request must be made at least one week before day(s) desired to practice. 5. Rules for quitting: A. Discourage them from quitting B. Make sure parents are in agreement (conference with parents) C. Explain commitment and life patterns to them again 6. Coaches are responsible for their own specific discipline policies; when disciplining a player you must: A. Insure player safety B. Consider the individual athlete and his/her limitations C. Make sure the athlete understands the reason for the discipline D. Encourage and reaffirm that afterwards the infraction is paid and forgiven E. Be sure it is best for the team's progress F. Do it with consistency G. Make the discipline fit the crime QUALIFICATIONS for VARSITY LETTER 1. Player to be at a "Varsity" playing ability 2. Player maintains a POSITIVE TEAM ATTITUDE 3. Player to have a "Game Impact" (Positive force in the team's accomplishments) 4. Player to have good team commitment (On time and few, if any, missed practices) 5. Player needs to start and finish the season with the team RETURN TO PLAY POLICY 1. After an athlete is sidelined with an injury in which he/she required professional medical care, the following must be observed: A. A medical release needs to be signed by the doctor who treated the athlete B. The coach, head coach and athletic director must meet and unanimously agree to the athlete's return C. They should also discuss the athlete's limitations and the plan for the athlete to get physically back to 100% playing ability

2. For less severe injuries in which the school trainer can treat the athlete, no medical permission is required for the athlete's return. The coach must follow up with a phone call to the parents that night following the injury/treatment. Any pertinent information and verification of the phone call should be recorded in writing UNIFORM PURCHASES The purchasing of uniforms for any team must adhere to the following: 1. Athletic Director approval 2. Money should come out of your Restricted Account, not out of your General Budget 3. Booster/PTF assistance with the buying of uniforms must be a 60/40 deal (Booster/PTF kicks in 60% and the Sports Restricted Account, 40%). This 60/40 arrangement needs to be approved by the AD by June RESOLVING SCHEDULING CONFLICTS BETWEEN ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES and FINE ARTS ACTIVITIES It is our desire and intent to provide a well-rounded education for BCHS students and consequently, we encourage our young people to be involved in as many activities as possible to accomplish this goal. It is obvious they cannot be involved in every available opportunity and it is equally obvious limiting them to one activity is unrealistic. Problems occur when student/athletes are "double-booked"--- they need to be in two places at the same time. This problem is ours (with input from parents when necessary) to resolve, not the students. Remember, yours is not the only program on campus. We cannot afford to function with tunnel-vision. The conflict resolution procedure will be as follows: 1. A Contest (game) overrides a rehearsal. 2. A Performance (concert) overrides a practice. 3. When a conflict exists between a practice and a rehearsal or a performance and a game, a "give and take" policy based upon the objective information available should prevail. This "give and take" is the responsibility of the teachers, coaches and advisors. Communication is the key. Get together and "work it out". If together a mutual decision cannot be reached, the Administration should be consulted for a final decision. Ideally, all parties should submit their schedules well- in-advance (at least a year), so that many of these scheduling conflicts can be avoided. COACHES CHECK LIST 1. All three (3) medical forms must be completed and turned in before the athlete may begin practice 2. Turn in completed rosters (typed) to the AD within three (3) days after final cuts (all coaches) 3. Familiarize yourself with the: a. BCHS accident form b. Incident CIF form c. 214 CIF form d. Officials CIF Evaluation form 4. Turn in all dates for practices, games and meetings to Activities Director to be put on the Master Calendar 5. Put in for sub requests two (2) days prior to date of absence 6. What is your team's spiritual goal for the season? ... Develop one Words of Wisdom: Pray daily for your team and don't be caught without your Green Cards Brethren Christian High School COACHING EVALUATION FORM Date:_________ Evaluator:_______________ Position:_________________ Sport:___________Coach___________________ Position:_________________ Number the following 0 - 5, make additional comment on the back. (i.e. #5... ) 0 = does not apply 3 = average 1 = unsatisfactory 4 = above average 2 = needs improvement 5 = superior COACHING PERFORMANCE

_____ 1. Knowledge of sport _____ 2. Consistency of coaching methods and technique _____ 3. Maximum use of practice time available _____ 4. Promptness--starts and ends practice on time _____ 5. Preparation of team: _____ a. physical condition _____ b. mentally (meetings, scouting, motivating) _____ c. spiritually (Christ centered) _____ 6. Organizes staff effectively _____ 7. Loyal to Head Coach _____ 8. Building of team spirit and unity _____ 9. Has team discipline and control _____ 10. Has respect of the players _____ 11. Ability to recognize and maximize talent _____ 12. Sideline/bench conduct _____ 13. Public Relation skills (press, parents, fans) _____ 14. Proper attention towards players' academics _____ 15. Current knowledge of rules, eligibility, etc. _____ 16. Safety procedures maintained _____ 17. Equipment care and maintenance _____ 18. Supervision of locker room before and after practices _____ 19. Out of season preparation and motivation _____ 20. Follows edicts made by superior (chain of command/team player)

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