A cornerstone of the Y's youth programming is to help children develop and improve into healthy, confident individuals. Our programs are based on our core values and focus on our youth learning and enhancing new skills, engaging with others, and having fun! As advocates for positive change, we seek to instill in youth a sense of accomplishment, growth, and unity. Youth sports teach children how to cooperate with others on a team, learn new skills, and practice improving them.
This is the code of conduct we hold all parents to while watching their children’s practices and games. We ask that you try your best to uphold this code, so that everyone can enjoy their experience. As a YMCA parent, we ask that you:
- Encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and officials at every game, practice, or event.
- Place the emotional and physical well being of the players ahead of your personal desire to win.
- Demand a drug, alcohol, and tobacco free sports event and agree to assist by refraining from their use at all youth sports events.
- Ask your child to treat other players, coaches, fans, and officials with respect.
- Promise to help your child enjoy the youth sports experience by fostering good sportsmanship, assisting in coaching, being a respectful fan, and modeling that behavior for your child.
- Have your child participate in as many practices and games as possible while providing proper supervision for all of the children I bring to practices and games.
- Attend practices and games in case of an emergency.
- Be a positive role model for your child and the other players on his/her team.
- Not use profanity, or vulgar speech while observing your child’s activities.
- Not coach your child, or other children, during games if you are not an official coach.
- Keep off of the playing field at all times, unless specifically told otherwise by an official or coach.
- Not bring a dog or other animal to practices or games.
- Resolve conflicts without regressing to hostility or violence.
- Not encourage any behavior that could be dangerous to your child or the other children.
- Not taunt, heckle, argue with, any coach, official, or opposing player during the course of your child’s games/practices.
Failure to comply with this code of conduct may result in your losing privilege of attending YMCA youth sports events.
Volunteers play a key role in the success of our youth programs. Help make a difference in children’s lives through sports programs
- Coaching: Lead practices/games.
- Assistant Coaching: Help during practices, games and lead activities when coach is unavailable.
- Team Parents: Communicate league information help with picture day, schedule snack rotation, help plan team year end celebration, make phone calls if needed.
Coaches & Assistants required to attend a coaches’ meeting at the beginning of each season.
For more information contact the Mission and Volunteer Director, Stacy Datin at 253-534-7868
PlayerSpace is a program that allows for fluid communication between coaches, parents and your program director, schedule management and roster management.
Each team has their own webpage. Follow this format to access your team’s webpage:
- www. [team number]spring2016.playerspace.com
- Example: www.M09spring2016.playerspace.com
Here you can find your practice and game schedule, coach information, team message board and even sync your team’s schedule to your smart phone.
Jake Irish 253-534-7891