|The coach meeting is Sunday, March 4th. All coaches are required to attend the clinics and coach meetings.
When: March 4th
Times: Softball 2nd/3rd Grade Clinic 1:00pm—2:15pm
Softball 4th-8th Grade Clinic 2:15pm—3:30pm
Teeball K-1st Grade Clinic 10:30am—11:30am
Baseball 2nd/3rd Grade Clinic 11:30am—12:45pm
needed for your child's team. Consider being a coach. Participate. Look
into it by review the codes of conduct for Players, Parents, and
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.
ask that parents support their childs coach, get to know their childs
coach, and help out whenever they can do so. Your childs coach will make
mistakes. (Even Bill Walsh made mistakes.)
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.
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.
teach and abide by both the basic rules of the game and The LMYA
modifications. Play every child at least ½ of every game.
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
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.
- Any complaints concerning a coach who has violated this code shall be first brought to the attention of the Sport Commissioner.
complaints will be thoroughly investigated and penalties may occur at
the discretion of the Sport Commissioner, whose decision will be final.
- Coaches may be placed on probation or suspended from LMYA activities for violation of this code.
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.
coach ejected from a game because of unsportsmanlike conduct will be
suspended for the next two events and may be subject to additional
coach who physically abuses another person will be suspended for the
remainder of the season and may be disqualified from any subsequent LMYA
- At least two adults present at all practices and events
How To Discipline Behavior Problems
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?
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 Spring Sports Grievance Committee
PO Box 395
is a hands-on program for coaches to learn the latest coaching
techniques and skill drills. The program is presented by the University
of Sports which is acknowledged by many as the Northern California
industry leader for youth athletic and coach instruction. The
information provided in each session is geared to the appropriate age