Victory Coach’s Code of Conduct

The purpose of my coaching is to: help boys become men and girls become women of empathy and integrity who will lead, be responsible, and change the world for good.

♦ I am mindful to never shame a player, but to correct in an uplifting way. Affirmation!

♦ I believe in every player. Remember, “In youth is where miracles are made.”

♦ I protect our players. I am big enough to build up, not tear down. Kids are getting attacked from many places that we don’t often see and of which we are not aware.

♦ My job is to put players in a position where they can develop to their fullest potential through proper teaching and nurturing.

♦ Each player is part of our family, deserves every chance to succeed and deserves the utmost respect.

♦ Coaches can disagree in meetings but never in front of our players or anyone else outside of our family.

♦ Disagreements are saved for private meetings.

♦ Our players are student-athletes and we are teacher-coaches. We hold ourselves accountable as teachers of young men and women and the lessons they need in order to navigate masculinity, femininity and life.

♦ If I do not know, I say so and get appropriate information. I won’t bluff my players! They know the difference.

♦ Parents are our partners. I strive to work with each family in helping their child succeed. “Every boy is a son, every girl a daughter to their mother and father.”

♦ I love our players and the other coaches.

♦ I use no profanity!

♦ I know the difference between shaming and coaching. No screaming, shaming, swearing, or sarcasm.

♦ I won’t be afraid to apologize! We all make mistakes. When mistakes are made publicly, I will apologize publicly; when mistakes are made personally, I will apologize personally.

♦ We are nurturing successful people, not just successful athletes.

♦ I treat all opposing coaches and their teams with honor deserving of true competitors.

♦ I respect all referees, officials, and timekeepers. They are imperfect and trying their best just as we are.

♦ Regardless of our wins and losses, we will be successful, if we carry out the above items.

♦ Because I am a role model who has the power, position and platform to make a positive difference in the lives of my players, I commit to this code of conduct. When failing to live up to our standards I will allow for accountability and take responsibility for my actions.