Coaches

Coaches Meeting and Clinic

***MANDATORY Coaches Meeting
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Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at Stanley Intermediate Gym. 1st & 2nd grades 1pm-2pm
3rd thru 8th grade 230pm-4pm


Rosters will be handed out at the meeting. ALL COACHES MUST ATTEND TRAINING AND COACHES MEETING.
 
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Coaching Clinics Available TBD

 The Ultimate Youth Basketball Clinic is an all day (6.5 hours) event conducted at Saint Mary’s Elementary School in Walnut Creek, CA on October 8th. This clinic will touch on every aspect of basketball coaching and is sure to challenge coaches and train them on the latest teaching methods. 

For in-depth information on these Coaching Clinics, click here.

Please email Judy McNeil to enroll in the Frank Allocco clinic September 28th & 29th or October 8th -Clinic Brochure

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. For more in depth information on the Coaching Clinics, please click this link

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.
 

Coaches Needed!

Parents, and Coaches.

Our leagues grow every year, necessitating more Coaches. We have a difficult time filing all the coaching positions needed. Most of our coaches started with "O.K., I'll do it but I don't know much about coaching". LMYA provides coaching clinics at no charge. We also have a library where books and videos can be borrowed.

We ask that parent's support their child's coach, get to know their child's coach, and help out whenever they can do so.

Coaches Responsibilities

Attend the Coaches Meeting and/or Draft or send a substitute. Respect and care for the Leagues equipment and the fields 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 childs 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.

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.


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 Soccer Grievance Committee
PO Box 395
Lafayette, 94549