Coaches Code of Ethics

I hereby pledge to live up to my certification as a coach by following the CYFCA Coaches Code of Ethics:


  1. I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my players ahead of a personal desire to win.
  2. I will treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.
  3. I will do my best to provide a safe playing environment for my players.
  4. I will promise to review and practice the basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries of my players.
  5. I will do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all my players.
  6. I will lead by example, demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all my players.
  7. I will provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.
  8. I will be knowledgeable in the rules of each sport that I coach, and I will teach these rules to my players.
  9. I will use coaching techniques appropriate for each of the skills that I teach.
  10. I will remember that I am a youth sports coach and that the game is for children and not adults.
  11. I will not use any foul language, sexual harassment or sexual misconduct directed at players/cheerleaders, coaches or a member of the NCFL program.
  12. I will not display any unsportsmanlike conduct to the opposing team, players/cheerleaders, coaches, or any league representatives, either verbally, or in writing, or on any social media (i.e. facebook, internet etc.).