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Title: Pop Warner Coaches Education


1
Pop Warner Coaches Education
2
Coaches Education Training
Unit 1 Clinic Introduction/PWLS Overview
Unit 2 Risk Management
Unit 3 Pop Warner Forms, Championships
Scholastics
Unit 4 Coach-Athlete CommunicationWhy Children
Play Youth SportsCoach Parent BehaviorCoaches
Code of Conduct
Closing Remarks-PWLS Coaches Education Test
3
First Question???
  • Is this for Cheer or Football??
  • It is for both.
  • What will now be known as The Coaches Education
    Training is for all Administrators,
    Commissioners, Coordinators, Head Coaches,
    Assistant Coaches, and anyone else working with
    your children in Pop Warner today.
  • Consistent training between coaches and
    commissioners
  • Coaches are responsible for managing the
    team/squad
  • Commissioners are responsible for administrating
    the game and rules.
  • EVERYONE is responsible for following the rules!

4
UNIT ONE
  • POP WARNER OVERVIEW

5
Unit 1 Pop Warner Overview
  • Brief History of Pop Warner
  • Goals/Philosophy
  • Pop Warner Structure
  • National, Regional, League, Association
  • Authority/Powers of the Region
  • Authority/Powers of the League
  • Association Responsibilities
  • Protests/Complaints

6
Pop Warner is
  • The largest and oldest national youth football
    and cheerleading program.
  • Endorsed by the NFL and the NFL Players
    Association.
  • The only youth sports program to emphasize
    education.
  • Pop Warner DEMANDS THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS BE
    ACADEMICALLY FIT AS WELL AS PHYSICALLY FIT.
  • Pop Warner recognizes and awards scholar-athletes
    for their performance in the classroom.
  • Awards include scholarships to the top award
    winners.

7
POP WARNER HISTORY
  • FROM THE BEGINNING, THE PROGRAM WAS BASED ON A
    RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCHOLASTICS AND ATHLETICS.

8
POP WARNER HISTORY
  • GLEN SCOBIE (POP) WARNER, FAMED COLLEGE COACH OF
    THE 1920S, GAVE PERMISSION FOR THE PROGRAM TO BE
    NAMED AFTER HIM.
  • THIS OCCURRED AFTER
  • HE WAS THE ONLY COACH
  • INVITED TO TEACH A
  • CLINIC THAT ACTUALLY
  • SHOWED UP.

9
NATIONAL INTERNATIONAL POP WARNER
  • NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
  • Langhorne, PA.
  • WORLD WIDE PARTICIPATION
  • United States Russia
  • Guam Germany
  • Japan Canada
  • Mexico Scotland
  • OVER 370,000 REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS.

10
PWLS GOALS PHILOSOPHY
  • Academics and athletics go hand in hand.
  • Development of well rounded young men and women.
  • Teach fundamentals of Football and Cheerleading.
  • Stress the importance of Education.

11
GOALS PHILOSOPHY
  • Provide an atmosphere conducive to development of
    sound mind, body, and character.
  • Stresses the importance of making this a fun
    experience.

12
GENERAL OBJECTIVES
  • Inspire youth regardless of race, creed, religion
    or national origin.
  • Practice ideals of fellowship, sportsmanship,
    scholastics,and physical fitness.
  • Teach lessons of value in self-discipline,
    teamwork, concentration, friendship, leadership,
    and sportsmanship.

13
GENERAL OBJECTIVES
  • Provide all an opportunity to participate in an
    organized environment that places emphasis on
    maximum safety and participation.
  • Provide a safe environment that is structured of
    all participants.

14
POP WARNER STRUCTURE
  • National Pop Warner
  • Regional Pop Warner (example Eastern)
  • League/Conference
  • (example Rockland County)
  • Association
  • (example Suffern)
  • Team (Division Pee Wee)

15
Pop Warner Little ScholarsNational Staff
Beth DietzEvents Coordinator
Phyllis FarruggioOffice Manager
Trevor Scholl Recruiting and Marketing
16
Pop Warner Little ScholarsEight Regions
National Pop Warner
New England
Eastern
Mid-South
Southeast
Mid-America
Southwest
Wescon
Pacific Northwest
17
National Authority
  • Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS)
  • Parent Organization
  • Provide the National structure for the
    organization
  • PWLS has final authority over all rule changes
  • Administer the All-American Scholastic Program.
  • Operate the National Championships for Football,
    Cheer and Dance.
  • License vendors for Pop Warner logo merchandise

18
Eastern Region Management Team Structure
19
REGION AUTHORITY
  • The Region is an extension of Pop Warner Little
    Scholars.
  • Oversees the business/operation of the Region.
  • Enforces policies.
  • Conducts hearings and accepts appeals.
  • Disciplines when necessary.
  • Certifies teams for National competition.

20
League (Conference) Structure
League Board President, Commissioner, Spirit
Coor. Scholastic Coor. Secretary, Treasurer, etc.
Association 1 (Association Board) Midget Jr.
Midget PeeWee Jr. PeeWee Mitey Mite Tiny
Mite Flag
Association 2 (Association Board) Midget Jr.
Midget PeeWee Jr. PeeWee Mitey Mite Tiny
Mite Flag
Association 3 (Association Board) Midget Jr.
Midget PeeWee Jr. PeeWee Mitey Mite Tiny
Mite Flag
Association Etc. (Association Board) Midget Jr.
Midget PeeWee Jr. PeeWee Mitey Mite Tiny
Mite Flag
21
Rockland County Pop WarnerBoard of Directors
22
LEAGUEPOWERS AUTHORITY
  • Enforce National Local rules.
  • Establish Association Boundaries.
  • Select Membership.
  • Training of its members.
  • Police powers/hearings appeals.
  • Discipline members (adult juvenile).
  • Summary Dismissal Authority

23
Association /Neighborhood Program
  • FOOTBALL
  • CHEER/DANCE
  • SCHOLASTICS

24
Rockland County Pop WarnerAssociations10
Associations
  • New Jersey Giant
  • Eastchester Blue Devils
  • Monroe Crusaders
  • New City Rams
  • New Rochelle
  • North Rockland Red Raiders
  • Orangetown Patriots
  • Ramapo/Spring Valley Hornets
  • Suffern Midget Mounties
  • Valley Cottage Indians

25
ASSOCIATION BOARD
  • Personnel should include (Minimum)
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Football Commissioner
  • Cheerleading Coordinator
  • Scholastic Coordinator

26
ASSOCIATION BOARD
  • Personnel may also include
  • Registrar
  • Fund Raising Chairman
  • Concession Stand Manager
  • Equipment Manager
  • Weigh Master
  • Whatever you think would help your Association
    run very efficiently.

27
ASSOCIATIONRESPONSIBILITIES
  • Fund raising
  • Buy equipment
  • Recruit coaches
  • Secure field
  • Liabilities
  • Insurance
  • Registration

28
ASSOCIATIONRESPONSIBILITIES
  • Enforce National Local rules.
  • Write Maintain Association by-laws
  • Keep Financial Records Accounting Data
  • Police - Boundaries/Members.
  • Hold Hearings Appeals.
  • Discipline members (adult/juvenile).
  • Set Grievance Procedures
  • Work together enforcing league policy and rules.

29
ASSOCIATION KEYS TO SUCCESS
  • The representatives of your association should
    attend a monthly meeting to receive information
    so that your association will be well informed
    and prepared for your season of football and
    cheer/dance.
  • Failure by your representatives to attend will
    create an uninformed association.

30
ASSOCIATION KEYS TO SUCCESS
  • Background Checks Some type of background check
    will be done on all volunteers and
    administrative personnel.
  • Discretion should be top priority on information
    received.
  • One affidavit per association
  • should be forwarded to the League.
  • League to National.

31
Importance of Background Checks
  • Sports Illustrated article from Sept., 1999
  • http//sportsillustrated.cnn.com/features/cover/ne
    ws/2000/04/14/nack_nightmare/coverlarge.html

32
KEYS TO SUCCESS
  • To be a successful league and association it is
    important that your league and your association
    work hand in hand with open communications and a
    clear direction.
  • It is imperative that your board accept
    responsibilities when it comes to informing your
    coaches and members, plus discipline when needed.
  • Please ask questions if you do not understand.

33
The Squad
  • Squad Staff
  • Association Cheer Coordinator
  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coaches
  • Coach Trainee
  • Team Parent
  • Equipment Manager
  • Jr. Trainer
  • Student Demonstrators

34
Squad Staff
  • A total of nine (9) staff positions
  • 1 Head Coach (21 or older) and 4 Assistant
    Coaches (18 or older)
  • Ratio of children to coaches (121) at all events
    (practice, game, competition)
  • Maximum of 3 Coach-Trainees (16 17 years of
    age) and a maximum of 4 Student Demonstrators (15
    17 years of age)
  • Maximum of 4 Student Demonstrators and Coach
    Trainees Combined.

35
Coach-Trainees and Student Demonstrators
  • Certified like a spirit participant (BC,
    physical, parental approval, scholastic fitness,
    etc.)
  • Must be at least 2 years older than the oldest
    child on the squad
  • Must have at least 2 years of prior Cheer/Dance
    experience.
  • Student Demonstrators Demonstrate! No hands-on
    coaching, may only demonstrate moves and teach
    words to cheers.

36
Formation of Squads
  • Squad structure
  • Small squad (6 20)
  • Large squad (21 35)
  • Up to 3 squads for each football team may exist

37
Squad without Football Team
  • Any cheer or dance squad w/o football team
  • Must be age eligible
  • Must be associated with ONE football team
    (different level) and participate at game weekly
  • May compete League/Region/National
  • May be large or small

38
Team Authority
  • Enforce National, Regional Local rules and
    procedures.
  • Train Participants
  • Discipline Participants (Limited Authority).

39
COACHES COMMITMENT
  • It is the Volunteers responsibility to support
    the goals and philosophy of the Pop Warner
    program. Please work with your local
    associations in supporting and making your
    League and National Pop Warner the best youth
    program in the country.

40
PROTESTS/COMPLAINTS
  • Only Protests involving the eligibility of a
    participant shall be considered.
  • Complaints or Grievances may be filed on all
    other concerns that may arise during the season.
  • Both protests and complaints must be filed in a
    timely fashion.

41
UNIT 2RISK MANAGEMENT
42
RISK MANAGEMENTDEFINITION
  • Directing or controlling the interests and
    performance of your program by teaching, guiding,
    and inspiring others to provide a safe and
    healthy experience for its participants.

43
Risk Management
  • Lawsuits are more and more common.
  • How many newspaper stories have appeared lately
    regarding lawsuits and youth sports?

44
Risk Management
  • "Father sues team for not naming son MVP"
  • AP/ESPN, Nov. 7, 2002
  • "A Canadian father is suing the Amateur Hockey
    Association after his 16-year-old son failed to
    win the league's most valuable player award.  The
    dad is seeking about 200,000 in psychological
    and punitive damages from the association.
  • He also demands that the MVP trophy be taken
    from the winner and given to his son. 
  • "Parents suing youth football league". 
  • Houston Chronicle, August 28 --
  • Texas "Parents of a fifth-grade boy asked the
    courts Tuesday to throw a yellow penalty flag on
    the Youth Football league over a rule change.
    that switched players to different teams after
    practice started. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, an
    attorney sued the Youth Football league on behalf
    of his son. The boy had played with his
    grade-level team before being switched because of
    age to a junior high-level group with
    "significantly larger" players. The parents are
    asking a judge to order the league to revert to
    rules in place when children registered in May."
    (Jo Ann Zuniga, Aug. 20).

45
Risk Management
  • Settlement ends paralyzed boy's lawsuit
  • 2 million deal reached over soccer field
    injury
  • A Waukesha, Wisconsin County Circuit Judge
    ordered the approval of the settlement between
    the parents of an 11-year-old youth soccer
    player, and the insurance companies
  • The top bar of a goalpost tipped over and
    struck the boy on the head and shoulders when his
    teammates were attempting to move the soccer
    goal by pushing it from behind.
  • By Linda Spice, Journal Sentinel staff, Last
    Updated Nov. 24, 1999

46
Risk Management
  • Losing Season Prompts Dad to Sue Son's Coach."
  • This is NOT a joke.
  • After a dismal season, a baseball coach was sued
    in small-claims court for being a lousy coach.
  • The father of the 16-year-old catcher demanded
    2,000, "the estimated value of a seven-day
    Florida trip the team could have made, had it not
    lost every game. Most by a 10-run mercy rule." He
    claimed the team played so poorly that his son
    lost out.
  • Source Parents take sportsmanship out of kids'
    sports "
  • Jewish World Review Dr. Laura, March 1, 2000
    /24 Adar I, 5760
  • --------------------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------------------
  • Lawsuit Clouds Play At PONY Tournament
  • Sports Headline from the Tampa Tribune
    Published on August 5, 2003

47
RISK MANAGEMENT
  • The majority of litigation dealing with coaches
    involves negligence.
  • Negligence Defined as the failure to use
    reasonable and prudent care in a situation that
    may cause harm to someone or something.

48
Risk Management
  • IN THE SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA 8/28/03
  • Plaintiff  vs  - EAST SIDE UNION HIGH SCHOOL
  • Coaches could be legally liable for injuries
    sustained by young athletes under their control,
  • Reported by DAVID KRAVETS, AP Legal Affairs
    Writer

49
RISK MANAGEMENT
One key component of being a responsible coach is
to learn the Pop Warner rules and the
expectations set by your local board.
  • Official Rule Book Know and understand the
    rules of Pop Warner.
  • League Rules Procedures Make sure that you
    understand your responsibilities and that you
    carry out the expectations of your board.

50
TOP DUTIES OF A COACH
  • B. Properly plan the activity.
  • C. Provide appropriate supervision.
  • D. Provide proper instruction.
  • E. Provide adequate and safe equipment.
  • F. Evaluate for injury or incapacity.
  • G. Provide safe physical environment.
  • H. Match athletes appropriately
  • I. Warn of inherent dangers
  • Initiate medical response.

51
B-Properly plan the activity
  • Plans must be reasonable, well thought out, based
    on past experience with the athletes readiness
    in mind.
  • All plans should be reviewed continuously and
    kept for the record.
  • Finally, plans should contain properly written
    performance objectives and documented logical
    sequences and progression for learning the skill.

52
RISK MANAGEMENT
  • As a coach, it is your responsibility to plan
    your practices. A cup of quality outweighs a
    quart of quantity
  • Complete a Practice Plan Form, which should
    include the activity and skills that will be
    reviewed and talked about during your practice
    sessions.
  • Identify the amount of minutes you will spend on
    each activity and skill.
  • At the start and end of each practice, evaluate
    and make comments on your Practice Plan Form.
  • Identifying any injuries or major concerns.

53
Risk Management
  • We dont plan to fail
  • We fail to plan.

54
Warm-up and Cool down
  • A proper warm-up and cool-down helps athletes
    train and compete without being injured.
  • Guidelines for Warm-up/Cool down
  • Guidelines for Warm-up/Cool down are found in the
    Pop Warner Coaches Risk Management Manual as well
    as the Pop Warner Rule Book. They include
  • Minimum 10 minute warm-up before and 10 minute
    cool down after practices and games
  • No more than 30 minutes of warm-up before games
    and competitions

55
TRAINING
Training methods and type, frequency, duration,
and intensity of practices should vary among
athletes, depending on the athletes age,
physical conditioning, mental state, and training
goals. The purpose of training is to prepare for
competition. Training is not to be used as a
disciplinary activity, unsupervised play, or
competition itself.
56
  • Guidelines for Training
  • Recommend that training begin before the season
    starts so athletes are in good condition for the
    first day of practice. Injuries are more likely
    when poorly conditioned athletes over-train early
    in the season.
  • Pay attention to ensure that training balances
    fitness and skill development in all training
    sessions.
  • Ensure that training intensity increases
    gradually.
  • Teach athletes to be aware of their training
    levels.
  • Note athletes to be aware of their training
    levels.
  • In warmer, more humid climates, modify training
    to prevent heat-related emergencies.

57
  • Guidelines for Training
  • Coaches should insure sufficient water breaks and
    encourage the athletes to drink water.
  • If supplied by the team/squad or by the practice
    facility, the water should be healthful and
    potable.
  • Water delivery systems should be designed to
    prevent the spread of any infection and/or
    contagious disease.

58
C-PROVIDE APPROPRIATE SUPERVISION
  • General supervision is the oversight of all area
    and events taking place during the session,
    whether training or competition.
  • Specific supervision is the oversight of specific
    elements or skills being performed.
  • Coaches should avoid any situation where a single
    coach is alone with one or more minors (always
    have 2 or more coaches)

59
Risk Management
  • Never be alone with an athlete or let a
    colleague be alone with an athlete
  • Example from the headlines
  • Soccer clubs, coaches sued over sexual abuse of
    girl
  • The parents of a girl who was sexually abused
    by her soccer coach in 2003 are suing the former
    coach, three local soccer clubs and three other
    coaches for negligence.
  • ARIZONA DAILY STAR
  • Published 4/7/2005

60
D-Provide Proper Instruction
  • Follow the accepted practices for teaching sport
    specific.
  • Follow the drills and other methods that are
    considered standard for the sport.
  • Maintain familiarity with trends in the sport.
  • Provide instructions that focus on the more
    hazardous areas of a particular sport and/or
    techniques that are counter- intuitive such as
    certain blocking/tackling techniques and
    stunts.
  • Be familiar with the venue surroundings and
    instruct athletes to do the same.
  • Maintain records of instruction and training.

61
Provide Proper Instruction
  • Introduce the Skill
  • Athletes, especially young and inexperienced
    ones, need to understand what skill they are
    learning and why it is important. Coaches should
    take the following steps into considerationwhen
    teaching a new skill
  • -Ensure that you have the athletes attention.
  • -Name the new skill.
  • -Explain the importance of the skill in detail

62
Provide Proper Instruction
  • Demonstrate the Skill
  • The demonstration step is the most important
    part of teaching the skill to young athletes
    since they often have never done anything similar
    to it. They need to see how the skill is
    properly performed. If you are unable to perform
    the skill correctly, have an assistant coach or
    someone skilled perform the demonstration. Your
    demonstrations will be more effective if you
  • -Use correct form.
  • -Demonstrate the skill several times.
  • -Slow down the skill, if possible, during one
    or two performances so athletes can see every
    movement involved.
  • -Demonstrate the skill from both the left and
    right sides, as well as from different angles.

63
Provide Proper Instruction
  • Explain the Skill
  • Athletes are able to comprehend more complex
    skills when they are broken down and explained in
    more manageable parts. Coaches should break down
    new skills into the following parts
  • -Show athletes the entire skill correctly and
    explain the function in the sport.
  • -Break down the skill and point out its
    component parts to the team.
  • -Require the athletes to perform each of the
    component skills.
  • -Re-explain the entire skill, after the
    athletes have demonstrated their ability to
    perform the separate parts of the skill in
    sequence.
  • -Have athletes practice the skill.

64
Provide Proper Instruction
  • Pay Attention to Athletes Practicing the Skill
  • Some athletes may need to be physically guided
    through the movements during their first few
    attempts. Once your athletes have demonstrated
    that they understand how to perform the skill,a
    significant part of coaching will involve closely
    observing the performances of your athletes.
  • As you observe athletes efforts in practices
    and competitions, it is important to
  • -Point out what the athlete did correctly.
  • -Let the athlete know what was done incorrectly
    and provide instruction on how to correct it.
  • -Offer positive, corrective feedback.
  • -Document progression.

65
RISK MANAGEMENT
  • The number one law suit for youth sports is
    teaching improper technique.
  • As a coach it is your responsibility to improve
    your coaching skills by taking classes, reading
    books, going to clinics, or reviewing tapes that
    will allow you to give proper instructions on
    technique.
  • As a coach, do not attempt to teach skills that
    YOU DO NOT know or understand.

66
E- Provide Adequate and Safe Equipment
  • Equipment should be fitted properly.
  • Inspected daily and maintained at all times.

67
SAFE EQUIPMENT
  • The coach is responsible for
  • Determining what equipment will be used in
    training and competing.
  • Selecting appropriate equipment.
  • Making the equipment available.
  • Overseeing the use of equipment.
  • Knowing the procedures for inspecting athletes
    equipment.
  • Never modify equipment!

68
F- Evaluate for Injury and Incapacity
  • Coaches have a duty to evaluate the physical
    fitness, the mental condition and the skill level
    of athletes.
  • Coaches must be able to accurately identify other
    conditions that must be attended to in a timely
    manner.
  • Forcing athletes to participate is not an
    acceptable behavior.

69
EVALUATE
  • Prevention Coaches should incorporate methods
    for preventing injuries in their coaching
    programs including pre-participation screening,
    strength training, conditioning and awareness of
    the nature, cause, and mechanisms of sport
    specific injuries.
  • Recognition and Treatment Once the coach
    realizes that an injury has occurred, the
    magnitude must be assessed and appropriate care
    initiated.

70
G- Provide Safe Physical Environment
  • Inspection of a practice or competition facility
    for safety hazards is the responsibility of the
    coach. Therefore, facilities need to be inspected
    daily before permitting your athletes to
    participate in practices or contests.
  • Field Preparation Check the condition of field,
    Look for pending Dangers, Proper identification
    of restricted areas, Security provided when
    appropriate. Report any unsafe conditions

71
Transportation
  • Transportation of Participants
  • Proper transportation of participants is a must.
  • Adult licensed individual.
  • Vehicles should have seat belts, no open pick-up
    trucks.
  • Vehicles should be in proper working order
    (good/safe condition).

72
RISK MANAGEMENTLIGHTNING AND WEATHER
73
INCLEMENT WEATHER
  • Monitoring weather condition is the
    responsibility of the game official, Coaches,
    Association and League administrators.
  • Discuss the procedures you will follow if
    inclement weather becomes a issue.

74
RISK MANAGEMENT
  • In the continental United States 1000 people are
    hit by lightning each year. One hundred of those
    are fatalities.
  • Take precautionary measures if lightning is
    approaching your practice area or game site.
  • Safety is the number one priority.

75
H Match Athletes Appropriately
  • Coaches must be sure their participants are not
    at a serious disadvantage by improperly matching
    them for practices or competition.
  • Skill, experience, height, weight, age, injuries,
    maturity, mental state and gender ALL must be
    considered in matching participants.

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I- Warn of Inherent Risks
  • Coaches must warn athletes of the risks of the
    skill, drill, or game.
  • Participants need to be informed of the risks in
    using improper, dangerous and unethical
    techniques.

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Inherent Risks
  • Meet with the parents of your athletes and
    explain the Dangers of Playing Football and
    Cheer/Dance.
  • Review Article 6 in Pop Warner Book.

78
RISK MANAGEMENT
  • Article 6
  • Football participants or Cheerleaders
  • Informed Parental consent
  • Medical examination
  • Proof of age
  • Scholastic
  • ID card with picture
  • Waivers
  • Accurate/Completed official rosters
  • All in a TEAM I.D. book. With you at all times

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PARENT ORIENTATION
  • Parents Meeting Proposed Agenda
  • 1-Meet the coaching staff.
  • 2-Talk about team mission.
  • 3-Objectives and Goals for season.
  • 4-Expectation of Team/ Squad.
  • 5-Expectation of Parents
  • 6-Logistics
  • 7-Team Functioning
  • 8-Question and Answer period

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J- INITIATE MEDICAL RESPONSE
  • Provide Appropriate Emergency Assistance.
  • Check the scene for safety.
  • Check the injured athlete and protect from
    further harm, following universal precautions
    when appropriate.
  • DO NOT MOVE THE ATHLETE
  • Activate your Emergency Action Plan
  • Care for the injured athlete until EMS Arrive

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INITIATE MEDICAL RESPONSE
  • Plan Work together with your local EMTs to
    establish an Emergency Action Plan that will fit
    your specific area and needs.
  • Plan should include informing visiting team of
    medical staff available, emergency numbers,
    directions to emergency medical facilities.
  • Have someone identified as a contact person at
    the home field.

82
RISK MANAGEMENT
  • Mandated insurance Is required for all
    associations who are members of Pop Warner. This
    will provide protection for practice fields, game
    fields, fund raisings, volunteers and drivers.
  • Coaches Training All coaches MUST be trained
    through the Little Scholars training Program.

83
RISK MANAGEMENT
  • Warm Weather Precautions
  • Discipline of participants
  • Scheduling of practice
  • Provide plenty of water
  • Mandatory breaks
  • Be aware what will cause heat cramps, heat
    exhaustion and heat stroke.

84
Risk Management
  • SUMMARY
  • Common Sense
  • Reasonable and Prudent Care
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Do The Right Thing!

85
BREAK TIME
86
Unit 3 Pop Warner Forms Championships (all
available at www.popwarner.com)
87
Forms
  • All American Scholar Form
  • Absentee Form
  • (See National Pop Warner Site)

88
Cheer Eligibility Clarification
  • Participants may individually enroll in non-Pop
    Warner affiliated instructional classes. However,
    a participant may not be officially enrolled in
    another competitive cheer or dance squad that is
    not a High School affiliated winter sport
    program. Junior High, Elementary, All-Star and
    other Recreational cheer and dance squad
    participation is not permitted during the Pop
    Warner Season.

89
UNIT 4
  • COACH-ATHLETE COMMUNICATION
  • BEING A GOOD TEACHER OF THE GAME
  • WHY CHILDREN PLAY YOUTH SPORTS

90
Positive Coaching Techniques
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Coach-Athlete Communication
  • Effective Communication
  • Get to know your participants
  • Communicate that you care
  • Let them know that they matter to you

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Coach-Athlete Communication
  • Giving Effective Feedback
  • Catch athletes doing things correctly.
  • Be Specific Concise.
  • Focus on Strengths more than Weaknesses.
  • Give feedback promptly Immediately.
  • Be sincere when giving praise.
  • Reward Improvements Not Perfection.
  • Reward Effort as well as Outcome.
  • Avoid being insulting and negative.

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  • WHY CHILDREN PLAY YOUTH SPORTS

94
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATIONActivity
  • WHY CHILDREN PLAY YOUTH SPORTS
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE

95
WHY CHILDREN PLAY SPORTS
SURVEY SAYS TOP 5 REASONS WHY YOUTH SAY THAT
THEY PLAY SPORTS
  • Have FUN!!!
  • Be on Team Be with Friends
  • Learn New Skills
  • The Excitement of Competition
  • Get in Shape

96
WHY CHILDREN PLAY SPORTS
  • Top 5 Reasons
  • Why Youth Drop Out of Sports
  • 1. Lost interest (boring.)
  • 2. I was not having fun.
  • 3. It took too much time.
  • 4. Coach was a poor teacher (always hollering.)
  • 5. Too much pressure (worrying about the coach
    getting mad.)

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WHY CHILDREN PLAY SPORTS
  • How to Keep Young Athletes Involved
  • in Football Cheerleading
  • Emphasize Learning New Skills
    and Improving Existing Ones.
  • Have Fun.
  • Maintain a Safe Environment.
  • Challenge Athletes with Physical Exercises in a
    Creative Way.
  • Give participants a Sense of Belonging to a Team

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THE CONCERN
  • Pop Warner has been increasingly concerned about
    the numbers of incidents of parental violence
    and misbehavior of coaches. As a member it is
    your responsibility to change this trend and
    harness the energy for a more positive result.

99
Coach Parent Behavior
  • The news papers and TV are full of stories about
    youth coaches and parents ruining youth sports
    for the kids.

100
COACH/PARENTAL BEHAVIOR
  • What about the parent who
  • Uses Verbal Abuse
  • Attempts to Intimidate
  • Is Flagrantly Rude
  • Cannot Control Their Language or Actions

Should This Individual Be Removed From Pop
Warner? What if it was a (A Board
Member, Coach, Football Player, or Cheerleader)
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COACH/PARENTAL BEHAVIOR
  • Does a coach have the right to be belligerent?
  • Does a winning coach have the right to be treated
    differently than a coach who does not have a good
    season?
  • If a coach physically abuses an official,
    administrator, or any Pop Warner volunteer, what
    should happen to him/her?

102
COACH/PARENTAL BEHAVIOR
  • As a Coach it is your responsibility to control
    these types of behaviors.
  • Your League, as the governing body, will assist
    your Association in dealing with problem
    behaviors and disruptive individuals .
  • Your League, along with your Association, MUST
    have a zero tolerance for aggressive, disruptive,
    and disrespectful behavior.

103
COACHES BEHAVIORLeadership
  • Lead by example.
  • To be a good leader, you must be a good follower.

104
COACHES BEHAVIORMANDATED PENALTIESADULT OFFENSES
  • Run-up Score
  • Endangerment of Juveniles
  • Teaching Prohibited Techniques
  • Fighting/Cheating/Threatening/Gambling
  • Lack of Cooperation/Obstruction
  • Violation of Mandatory Play
  • Falsification of Official Documentation
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal Practices
  • Negative Attitude

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Unit 9PWLS Coaches Code of Conduct
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Code of Conduct
  • S1 Not smoke and or use smokeless tobacco on the
    field.

107
Code of Conduct
  • S2 Not criticize players/cheerleaders in front
    of spectators, but reserve constructive criticism
    for later, in private, or in the presence of
    team/squad members if others might benefit.

108
Code of Conduct
  • S3 Accept decisions of the game officials and
    judges on the field and in competitions as being
    fair and called to the best ability of said
    officials.

109
Code of Conduct
  • S4 Not criticize an opposing team, its
    participants, coaches, cheerleaders or fans by
    word of mouth or by gesture.

110
Code of Conduct
  • S5 Emphasize that good athletes strive to be
    good students and that both are physically and
    mentally alert.

111
Code of Conduct
  • S6 Strive to make every football/ cheerleading
    activity serve as a training ground for life, and
    a basis for good mental and physical health.

112
Code of Conduct
  • S7 Emphasize that winning is the result of good
    teamwork.

113
Code of Conduct
  • S8 Not engage in excessive sideline coaching and
    shall not leave the bench area to shout
    instructions from the sideline.

114
Code of Conduct
  • S9 Together with team officials, be jointly
    responsible for the conduct and control of team
    fans and spectators. Any fan who becomes a
    nuisance and out of control will be asked to
    leave.

115
Code of Conduct
  • S10 Not use abusive or profane language at any
    time.

116
Code of Conduct
  • S11 Not pile it on not encourage their team
    to get a commanding lead and raise the score as
    high as it can. In these instances, every effort
    shall be made to let all participants play.

117
Code of Conduct
  • S12 Not receive any payment, in cash or kind,
    for services as a coach in Pop Warner
    Football/Cheerleading. This includes any coach,
    expert, consultant or choreographer, regardless
    of his/her roster status.

118
Code of Conduct
  • S14 Not recommend or distribute any medication,
    controlled or over the counter, except as
    specifically prescribed by participants
    physician.

119
Code of Conduct
  • S15 Not permit an ineligible player to
    participate in a game.

120
Code of Conduct
  • S16 Not deliberately incite unsportsmanlike
    conduct.

121
Code of Conduct
  • S17 Abstain from the possession and drinking of
    alcoholic beverages and the possession or use of
    any illegal substance on both the game and
    practice fields.

122
Code of Conduct
  • S18 Remove from a game or practice any
    participant when even slightly in doubt about
    his/her health, whether or not as a result of
    injury, until competent medical advice is
    available.

123
Code of Conduct
  • S19 Control their fans. Remember, as a team
    coach, youre responsible for your team, and fan
    reaction will usually be in step with your
    reaction.

124
Code of Conduct
  • S20 Uphold all rules and regulations, national
    and local, regarding Pop Warner Football,
    Cheerleading, and Dance.

125
Code of Conduct
  • S21 Refrain from engaging in any action which
    reflects negatively, or causes embarrassment to
    the PW Program.
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