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Title: Langham Creek Family Y

Winter 2013-2014 Youth Sports Coach Orientation
  • Langham Creek Family Y

YMCA Sports Staff
  • Adam Spiegel
  • Youth Development Director
  • Sports

Thank You
  • The Langham Creek Family Y thanks you for
    volunteering in youth sports!
  • Your involvement will be critical to the success
    of the program.

  • YMCA General Information/Quick History
  • YMCA Youth Sports
  • Mission, Core Values, 7 Pillars, Code of Conduct
  • How teams are formed and coach expectations
  • Practices
  • Games/rain outs and make ups
  • Officials
  • Emergency procedures/appropriate touch
  • Character development
  • Pictures/Trophies
  • Communication
  • How to handle corrections to rosters/need for
  • Important dates

YMCA Mission Statement
  • To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice
    through programs that build healthy spirit, mind,
    and body for all.

Youth Sport Philosophy
  • Everybody Plays, Everybody Wins
  • Every team member plays at least half the game
    regardless of score
  • Team members have the opportunity to play
    different positions
  • Child First-Sports Second
  • Sets the childs well being above the cost of
    winning the game

Core Values
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Faith
  • Please make this a part of your practice routine
    and expect it from your parents and players!!
    They will follow your lead!!!!!!

7 Pillars of YMCA Youth Sports
  • Everyone Plays
  • Safety First
  • Character Development
  • Positive Competition
  • Family Involvement
  • Sport for All
  • Sport for Fun

Coaches Parent Code of Conduct
  • Points to remember
  • Be kind to your parents and coaches
  • Let the children have fun!
  • Be kind to the officials and other teams
  • Be realistic with complaints/criticisms

  • Football-Mouth Piece, Soft Spikes or Tennis Shoes
  • Basketball-Tennis Shoes
  • Please make sure these are used in practice and
  • Officials will not allow child to play without

How teams are formed
  • By grade
  • By sex (female, male, coed)
  • By request (for a coach or teammate)
  • By school
  • Random assignment
  • No tryouts No no practice, no play rule

Coach Expectations
  • Establish good ongoing communication
  • Agenda for practices (warm-up/stretch, skill
    development, play/scrimmage, cool-down/stretch)
  • Know rules of play (coaches given these)
  • Exhibit and model core values
  • Follow all policies and youth sports philosophy
  • Raptor Drivers License Scan

  • Starting date week of November 11
  • 1 hour per week, 1 day per week
  • NO PRACTICES November 25-November 29, December
    23-January 3
  • All football practices will be held on Y Fields
  • All PK4-2nd grade basketball practices will be
    held at the Y
  • All 3rd -10th grade basketball practices will be
    held at
  • Labay Middle School
  • Sports supervisors on site at every practice
    and game
  • Trash/food, kids unsupervised
  • Practices rain-outs, I will try to provide a
    make-up day depending on scheduling.
  • Need help with practice? http//
  • Downloadable Files

  • Games are Saturdays beginning at 800.
  • Locations Same as practice location
  • 7 games (November 23rd-January 25)
  • No games November 30, December 28,
  • January 4

Facility Use Policies
  • Please have the whole team help in cleaning up
    after practices and games.
  • No tobacco products in buildings or on Y grounds
  • All children (siblings of players) must stay on
    the fields and gym areas or be attended to if
    exiting the gym and field.
  • Please make sure parents make you aware if they
    are bringing children to another practice (they
    may have to step away)

  • Game schedules will be available on by Monday,
    November 18.
  • Parking at the Y may be difficult, we have
    parking behind the skate park that lead to fields
  • I will make you aware ahead of time if there is a
    special event, where other parking may be

  • All are trained certified
  • Any serious problems, coach should address with
    official in appropriate manner (not a parent),
    then call YMCA if necessary
  • Please be courteous
  • Harassment of officials will not be tolerated

Emergency Procedures
  • Coach contacts Parent or Guardian Immediately
  • Make sure you can contact all parents- have
    correct contact numbers
  • Please ask you parents to not drop their child
    off at practice/game (some parents have multiple
    children in multiple sports so please make sure
    you are aware if they are stepping away to bring
    their other child to their practice)

Child Abuse Prevention
  • We make an active effort to prevent child abuse.
    These efforts include but are not limited to
  • Background check on staff and volunteers
  • Allegations and suspicions are taken seriously
    and are reported to the proper authorities
  • The YMCA has a no tolerance position on child
  • If you suspect child abuse you can report it to
    any Director in the YMCA or call CPS (Child
    Protection Service)

Appropriate Touch/Character Development
  • Kids need touches of encouragement, but there are
    appropriate and inappropriate ways of touching a
  • Incorporate into practices, games our
  • 5 Core Values
  • (Respect, Honesty, Caring, Responsibility,

  • Pictures will be taken by N the Zone Photography
    on December 7 at game location
  • Each participant will receive a trophy at the
    conclusion of the season. Trophies will be given
    to coaches by game officials.

Roster Corrections
  • We may go through many drafts of team rosters
    before they are finalized.
  • Your roster is final unless otherwise instructed.
  • When a roster is updated, an email to the coach
    will be sent by 400pm

What the Welcome Center Can Do For You
  • Your first stop for questions 281.859.6143
  • Coach contact info, schedules, rain outs
  • Goal is to get you quick and correct answers!

Important Dates
  • PRACTICES - Begin week of November 11
  • GAME SCHEDULE Available at
    anghamcreekymca by November 18
  • JERSEYS First week of practice (Possibly
  • PICTURE DAY-December 7

Parting Shots
  • We are here to assist you
  • Thank you again!
  • Have a great season!

YMCA Contact Info
  • 281.859.6143 (YMCA)
  • Ext. 214
  • Adam Spiegel
  • Youth Development Director
  • Sports