These are the ethics we require all volunteers and employees to adhere to.
I will place the emotional and physical well being of my players ahead of personal desire to win.
I will treat each player as an individual, remembering that there is a wide range of emotional and physical abilities within a same age group.
I will strive to provide a safe playing environment for my players.
I will review basic first aid principles/practices to use as needed for treatment to my players injuries.
I will strive to organize practice sessions that are fun and challenging for all my players.
I will show by example the importance of fair play and good sportsmanship to all my players.
I will provide a sports environment that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol for my players, and I will refrain from using them, or under the influence of them, at all youth sports events.
I will attend the coach’s workshop and become knowledgeable in the rules of each sports that I coach, and in turn teach these rules to my players.
I will strive to use coaching techniques that are appropriate for the skills that I teach.
I will remember that I am a youth sports coach, and that the game is for children and not adults and their own personal feelings.
I will honor the practice of no one-on-one contact between adults and youth participants. No situation should require such, and personal conferences should take place in view of other adults and youth. This also includes transporting of youth in any vehicles.
I will respect the privacy of youth participants in situations such as changing clothes or taking showers at the pool. (Only to the extent of health and safety required, should I intrude.) I will also protect my own privacy in similar situations.
All activities should consider the capabilities of the participating youths. No activity should be undertaken without the proper preparation, equipment, clothing, supervisions, and safety measures.
The Lovell Recreation District does not recognize any secret organizations as part of its programs. All activities are open to observation by parents and other adults. (Unless such observation is unfeasible for safe and effective instruction.)
Appropriate attire for activities is required.
Discipline, if needed, should be constructive and reflect positive values. Corporal punishment is never permitted.
Physical hazing and initiations are prohibited and may not be included as part of any Lovell Recreation activity.
Lovell Recreation, Community Education, and BOCES carries Limited Liability Insurance with LGLP (Local Government Liability Pool).
For families who need financial assistance, we do have a scholarship program available. Please call to see if you qualify.