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    Cambridge Community Activities Program
    Youth Sports - Coaches Contract

    I understand that my responsibilities as a CAP youth sport coach are of great importance and that my actions have the potential to significantly influence the young athletes I coach. Therefore I agree to the following:

    Rights of Young Athletes

    1. Right to participate in organized sports.
    2. Right to participate at a level equal to each athlete’s maturity and ability.
    3. Right to have qualified adult leadership.
    4. Right to play as a youth and NOT an adult.
    5. Right of athlete to share in the leadership and decision making of their participation in organized sports.
    6. Right to participate in a safe and healthy environment.
    7. Right to proper preparation for participation in organized sports.
    8. Right to an equal opportunity to strive for success.
    9. Right to be treated with dignity and respect.
    10. Right to have FUN in organized sports.

    I also promise to conduct myself in accordance with the CAP Youth Sports Program as follows:

    Coaches Code of Ethics
    1. I will treat each player, opposing coach, official, parent, and administrator with respect and dignity.
    2. I will do my best to learn the fundamental skills, teaching techniques, and strategies of the CAP youth sports program.
    3. I will become thoroughly familiar with the rules and regulations of the CAP youth sports program and all other leagues participated in.
    4. I will become familiar with the CAP youth sports program’s philosophies and communicate them to my players, assistant coaches, and parents.
    5. I will learn the strengths and weaknesses of my players and place them in situations where they have the maximum opportunity to achieve successes while building skills.
    6. I will conduct my practices and games so that all players have the opportunity to improve their skill level through active participation.
    7. I will communicate to my players, assistant coaches, and parents the right and responsibilities of individuals on our team.
    8. I will cooperate with the coordinators of CAP youth sports programs in the enforcement of rules and regulations and I will report any irregularities that violate these practices.
    9. I will comply and enforce all polices and procedures as it pertains to the Wisconsin concussion law.

    With my signature, which I voluntarily affix to this contract, I acknowledge that I have read, understand, and will do my best to fulfill the promises made herein. I realize that failure to follow the contract can and will be grounds for removal from participation in the CAP youth sports program.

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