Coach Appointments

The initial selection of coaches is vital if an athletic program is to reflect Christian values. A coach should not be selected purely for her/his knowledge of the sport, but rather as a potential youth minister who will reflect and model the Gospel values that should be incorporated into the athletic program.

All coaches must:

  • Demonstrate a consistent Christian ethic on and off the field or court.
  • Possess Act 34 Clearance, which is a criminal background check and Act 151, which is a child abuse background check.
  • Attend Protect God's Children in-service.
  • Attend the Pastoral Code of Conduct in-service and sign-off on the pledge.
  • Attend "Play Like Champions" in-service (Head Coaches)
  • Complete diocesan accreditation by viewing the coaches' video provided by the diocese.
  • Be approved by the pastor and principal.
  • Have the necessary knowledge of the sport in order to insure the students have a worthwhile experience.
  • Be emotionally stable and responsible.

All above requirements are to be monitored by the parish/school Athletic Director and reported to the DSC. Any lack of compliance will lead to league sanctions imposed by the DSC.

Updated October 7, 2010

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