|Maritime Football League|
Coaches Code of Ethics Ratified May 29, 2006
ALL MARITIME FOOTBALL LEAGUE COACHES ARE TO
DEMONSTRATE GOOD COACHING ETHICS THROUGH:
PERSONAL CONDUCT, RESPECT OF THE ATHLETE,
RESPONSIBILITY, SPIRIT OF SPORT, INTEGRITY
PERSONAL CONDUCT IS:
Using proper language.
Respecting the physical and mental integrity of the
Stressing the importance of Physical fitness and encouraging
athletes to stay in shape all year.
· Projecting an image that reflects positive values of your sport.
RESPECT OF THE ATHLETE IS:
Respecting and treating athletes with equity (regardless of
sex, race, country of origin, physical potential, or all other
Seeing the athlete as a person, not just an athlete.
Putting health ahead of forcing a player to play injured.
Being aware of the pressures put on athletes (Family, work,
Contributing to the advancement of the profession by sharing
knowledge with colleagues and players.
Showing Courtesy to all.
Assuring equipment and facilities are safe.
Informing athletes of any inherent dangers involved in the
· Informing athletes about the dangers of drugs.
SPIRIT OF SPORT IS:
Knowing and respecting the rules, written and non written of
Respecting the decisions of officials (without putting
their integrity in question)
Treating officials with respect
Assuring fun for the player (not overestimating the power of
victory or defeat).
Respecting athletes, other coaches, and participants of
Respecting the performance of the opponent in defeat.
Accepting victory without ridiculing the opponent.
Proving honesty towards all and encouraging your athletes to
do the same.
Honoring your promises (written and verbal)
· Refusing to win at all costs.
MFL By-law 3b:
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