Coaches are responsible to know and be an example of the CYO Mission & Values and the CYO Philosophy, outlined in CYO Charter Articles 2 and 3 of the CYO Charter & Bylaws.
Coaches are required to attend annual pre-season coaches meetings and identified training sessions.
Coaches are responsible to teach the rules of the sport and the proper skills, techniques, strategies, and tactics for their sport in an age-appropriate manner.
Coaches are responsible to conduct themselves in an appropriate fashion at practice and competitions, to wear required credentials and to be in accordance with Bylaw 8.
Coaches are responsible for the supervision of their team at practices and competitions, as well as the conduct of their spectators at competitions.
Coaches must be represented at all scheduled practices, games and other events.
Coaches may not hold closed practices. Parents, CYO leaders, and parish leadership may attend practices and contests and are expected to demonstrate behaviors that uphold the mission, values, and best practices of CYO.
It is recommended and encouraged to have women acting as head or assistant coaches in girls’ sports. When a girl’s team is coached by men only, it is required that a woman 18 years of age or older be associated with the team, and in attendance at all practices and games. In the case of a woman coaching a boys team, it is required that a man 18 years of age or older be associated with the team, and is in attendance at all practices and games.