Coaches

Kick Off Meeting

COACHES MUST ATTEND THE KICK OFF MEETING
Sunday, November 11th, 2018 at Stanley Intermediate Multi-use room (near parking lot)
1pm-2pm - 1st & 2nd grades 
2:30pm-4pm - 3rd thru 8th grade 

Rosters, uniforms, & equipment will be handed out at the meeting. And Coach Frank Allocco will give a coaches' training talk. For more information on Coach Allocco, click here...
 
Please note that this meeting IS MANDATORY for all coaches, so save the date! Thank you in advance for your participation! 
LMYA Coach Login Instructions-Click Here

Training

LMYA REQUESTS ALL NEW COACHES ATTEND TRAINING - IT'S FREE!
LMYA is dedicated to training and educating our Coaches to bring the best experience to our players and parent volunteers. Never coached before? We train you! Already coached but want to get better? We have that too!
 
There are two training sessions offered for LMYA Coaches. Click on each session for more details.
 Please plan to attend one of the following:
 
Ultimate Youth Clinic - October 6th, 8:30a-4p at St. Mary's Elementary (Walnut Creek) **Recommended**
-OR-
Youth Basketball Coaches Academy  - Sept. 24th and 26th, 6-9p at St. Mary's Elementary (Walnut Creek)
 
LMYA covers the cost!!...to register, please contact Judy at jhmcneil@comcast.net
 
Why attend Coach Allocco's Coaches' Training?
I guarantee that these clinics will help coaches learn methods of motivation, how to develop their players through skill development, how to run an efficient, effective practice and prepare them for the many challenges of coaching. - James Smith, LMYA Basketball Commissioner & Enthusiast
 
For more information about Coach Alloco and detailed information on the above clinics, please click here...

Coaches Needed!

As our leagues grow every year, more coaches are needed. LMYA has been successful over the years because of the dedication of our parent volunteers. BUT WE NOW HAVE A SHORTFALL OF COACHES and we need your help! If you have never coached before but enjoy being involved with the kids, please consider coaching. WE WILL TRAIN YOU FOR FREE!  We also have a library where books and videos can be borrowed and the support of our commissioners and community. Thank you in advance for stepping up to Coach. It is a rewarding experience!

If you cannot commit to coaching at this time, we ask that parents support their child's coach, get to know them, and help out whenever they can. 
 
Thanks for your support!

Coaches Responsibilities

- Attend the Coaches Meeting and/or Draft or send a substitute.
- Attend Training Session (requested if you are a new coach/highly recommend for returning coaches.)
 
- Respect and care for the Leagues equipment and the gyms we are allowed to use. Inform the Equipment Coordinator if equipment is lost or stolen. 

- Contact each child on his/her roster on the dates prescribed. Hold a team meeting to open communications with the parent s and have them sign the Spectators Code of Conduct. Supply a team roster and request assistance with coaching and recruit a team parent.

- Have at least one extra parent at practice in case of injury. Have each child's registration form with you at all games and practices. They contain valuable medical information and consent. Remain after practice until all players have been claimed. Advise parents of canceled practices and/or games.

-Learn, teach and abide by both the basic rules of the game and The LMYA modifications. Play every child at least ½ of every game.

-Enforce the practice of sportsmanship by all team members and their parents. Encourage and support other teams players as they would want other coaches to encourage their players.
 
THANK YOU!!

Code of Conduct for Coaches

The Lafayette-Moraga Youth association (LMYA) is a volunteer-staffed organization that offers recreational sports activities for children of the community. The primary goal of the LMYA program is to provide a safe, enjoyable environment in which our children can develop sports skills, as well as experience in a positive manner the emotional and social benefits of team play. All children participating in LMYA's programs are guaranteed playing time. The guiding principle behind the enforcement of this code is that the behavior of everyone involved in LMYA should enhance the children's safe enjoyment of the sport.


STANDARD OF COACHING BEHAVIOR

  • Set a good example for participants and fans to follow.
  • Respect officials and their judgment and abide by the rules of the event.
  • Treat opposing coaches, participants and spectators with respect.
  • Instruct participants in sportsmanship and demand they display good sportsmanship.
  • Coach in a positive manner and do not use derogatory comments or abusive language.
  • At least two adults present at all practices and events.

ENFORCEMENT

  • Any complaints concerning a coach who has violated this code shall be first brought to the attention of the Sport Commissioner.
  • All complaints will be thoroughly investigated and penalties may occur at the discretion of the Sport Commissioner, whose decision wil be final.
  • Coaches may be placed on probation or suspended from LMYA activities for violation of this code.
  • Any coach suspended from all LMYA activities for violation of this code, will receive a letter from the LMYA Board. After a reasonable period of time, not less than one week, that individual may apply to the Board to be reinstated as a coach.

PENALTIES

  • Any coach ejected from a game because of unsportsmanlike conduct will be suspended for the next two events and may be subject to additional penalties.
  • Any coach who physically abuses another person will be suspended for the remainder of the season and may be disqualified from any subsequent LMYA participation.
  • At least two adults present at all practices and events.

Concussion Information

Player safety and well-being is our top priority. Below are informational documents as well as the CDC website with additional information. All parents/players are required to read and sign the parent/athlete waiver when registering.
 

How To Discipline Behavior Problems

Serious misbehavior will not be tolerated. The safety of other players, and the smooth flow of practices and games are primary considerations. A coach should discipline minor infractions in a consistent manner. A serious problem will result in a parent conference which could lead to loss of game-playing time. If a player is having trouble maintaining proper behavior at practice, the coach has the right to require that a parent stay for the entire practice. The Board should be contacted, by the coach, if behavioral problems persist.

Dissatisfied With A Coach?

Talk to him/her. Explain your concerns. Chances are other parents have the same concerns. Offer to help coach the team. The more active you become, the more your child's coach will accept your suggestions. Should you be unable to resolve a problem, send the Board a written explanation of your dissatisfaction or email us the complaint.

LMYA Grievance Committee
PO Box 395
Lafayette, 94549