Youth Sports Program Volunteer Application

Prairie Township Youth Sports Program Volunteer Application

  1. Coaches Code of Ethics
    • I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my players ahead of any personal desire to win.

    • I will treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.

    • I will do my best to provide a safe playing situation for my players.

    • I promise to review and practice basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries of my players.

    • I will lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all my players.

    • I will not cheat or engage in any form of unethical behavior that violates league rules.

    • I will provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.

    • I will be knowledgeable in the rules of each sport that I coach, and I will teach these rules to my players. 

    • I will use those coaching techniques appropriate for all of 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.

    • I am responsible for my behavior and the behavior of my team, parents, and spectators.

    • I understand that unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated and the officials, league director and staff reserve the right to issue warnings upon each unsportsmanlike infraction. If behavior continues after the warnings the person or persons will be ejected and asked to leave. Prairie Township then reserves the right to discipline as it sees fit.

    • I have read and accept the guidelines/rules set forth by the Prairie Township Recreation Department.

  2. Do you have previous playing experience?*
  3. Do you have previous coaching experience?*
  4. Are you 18 years or older?*
  5. Do you have a child/relative playing in a Prairie Township youth sports league?*
  6. Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a felony?*
  7. NOTE: All volunteer coaches are required to complete a background check before any involvement with participants under the age of 18. By signing this form, I agree to give permission to Prairie Township to conduct a background check.

    By signing and submitting this document to Prairie Township, I certify that all information on this form is true to the best of my knowledge. Also, by signing this document, I have read and understand the Coaches Code of Ethics. It is my responsibility to keep Prairie Township recreation staff advised of any changes in address, email, or phone number.

  8. Certification of Agreement*
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  10. This field is not part of the form submission.