Vienna Youth Incorporated
Coaches Code of Conduct
The function of a coach is to encourage, develop, and educate, all players participating in VYI.
Skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork should be taught and promoted. Each participant or player
should be treated as though he or she were the coach’s own child, and the welfare of the
participant should be the coach’s uppermost concern. To promote these ideals, VYI has adopted the following Code of Ethics.
The VYI coach shall be aware that he or she has a tremendous influence, for either good or ill,
on the development of the participant. A VYI coach should never place the value of winning
above that of instilling the highest ideals of character.
The VYI coach shall uphold the honor and dignity of the sport, organization, and league. In all
personal contact with participating players, parents, coaches, officials, administrators, league
officials, spectators, and public, the VYI coach shall strive to set an example of the highest
ethical and moral conduct.
The VYI coach shall actively discourage drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse.
The VYI coach shall avoid the use of alcohol and tobacco products when in contact with players
and/or using assigned public facilities.
The VYI coach shall strive to master the particular sport or activity rules and shall teach these
rules to his/her team members. The VYI coach shall not seek an advantage by circumvention
of the spirit or letter of the rules.
The VYI coach shall exert his/her influence to enhance sportsmanship by spectators.
The VYI coach shall respect and support officials. The VYI coach shall not indulge in conduct
which would incite players or spectators against the officials.
The VYI coach shall initiate an exchange of cordial greetings between competing teams.
I the undersigned acknowledge that I am an extension of the organization, and my conduct will
reflect the values VYI intends to instill in all participants. I will abide by the VYI Code of Conduct.