Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Code of Ethics

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Commitment to the Players

  1. Coaches shall put the welfare of their student-athletes above all else while maintaining professional relationships with them.
  2. All games shall be conducted within the letter and intent of the rules of fastpitch softball.
  3. Coaches shall encourage the student-athlete to exhibit sportsmanship at all times.
  4. Coaches shall always remember that their players are student-athletes and not make demands upon them that are inconsistent with institutional, school district, and state governing body rules or in any way compromise the student-athletes' academic pursuits.
  5. Coaches shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, or qualified handicapped or disabled persons.
  6. Coaches shall follow institutional, school district, state governing body, high school and state association rules regarding drug, alcohol and tobacco use.

 Commitment to the Institution

  1. Coaches shall behave in such a way that they shall bring credit to their profession and themselves.
  2. Coaches shall exhibit professionalism in their actions, words and attire.
  3. Coaches shall act in full accordance with institutional, school district and state governing body rules.
  4. Coaches shall immediately report any violation of school district and state governing body rules regardless of how minor they believe the violation to be.
  5. Dissatisfaction with the implementation of institutional, school district and state governing body rules shall be addressed through the proper channels and not through the media or through public opinion.

 Commitment to Other Coaches

  1. A coach must refrain from making derogatory statements about another coach or institution.
  2. Coaches shall treat their colleagues with dignity and respect.
  3. Coaches shall honor all professional relationships with their colleagues. They shall avoid conflicts of interest and exploitation of these relationships.

 Commitment to Umpires

  1. All game umpires shall be treated in a professional and respectable manner at all times.
  2. Any displeasure with an umpire's actions or conduct shall be addressed through the proper channels and not through the media or through public opinion.
  3. The Kentucky Softball Coaches Association members shall strive to develop positive working relations with the umpires.

As a member of the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association, I accept the Code of Ethics and agree to embrace the principles of the Code. (Please sign below and keep for your records--this should not be sent with your membership!)

Signed: ______________________________, School: ______________________________, Date:______________

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