Both parenting and coaching are extremely difficult roles. By establishing each role, we are better able to understand and accept each other's actions and together, provide a great atmosphere for our children. When your child becomes a part of the Fluvanna County Athletic Department, you have the right to understand what expectations will be placed on your child. This begins with clear communication from the coach of your program.
Communications you should expect from your child's Coach
* Coach's Philosophy
* Expectations and goals the coach has for your child as well as the team/season.
* Team equipment, special equipment needs, strength and conditioning programs.
* Procedure to be followed if your child is injured during participation.
* Game/practice schedule and updates.
* Team rules, guidelines and consequences for infractions.
* Lettering criteria (if applicable.)
* Team selection process.
Communications Coaches Expect from Athletes/Parents
* Any concerns should be expressed directly to the Head Coach first, then to Athletic Director, then to the Principal of the High School if need be.
Parents should also provide each Coach:
* advance notification of any schedule conflicts
* advance notification of any illness and injury-whenever possible.
It is the goal of everyone that each Fluvanna student-athlete will experience some of the most rewarding moments of his or her school life. It is important to understand that there also may be times when things do not go the way you and your child wish. When this occurs, discussion with the coach is encouraged. Open discussion is the first and most integral step to understanding and resolution.
APPROPRIATE CONCERNS TO DISCUSS WITH COACHES
* Treatment of your child
* Ways to help your child improve
* Concerns about your child's behavior
INAPPROPRIATE CONCERNS TO DISCUSS WITH COACH (These issues are up to coach's discretion)
* Playing Time
* Team Strategy
* Play Calling
* Other student-athletes
IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN TO DISCUSS WITH THE COACH PLEASE FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES LISTED BELOW:
* Call the coach to set up an appointment
* If the coach cannot be reached, call the Athletic Director and ask them to set up a meeting for you.
* Please do not attempt to confront a coach before or after a contest or practice.
These can be emotional times for both the parent and coach.
IF THE MEETING DID NOT PROVIDE A SATISFACTORY RESOLUTION:
* Call and set up an appointment with the AD to discuss the situation.
* At this meeting the appropriate next step can be determined.