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  • Athletics

    Athlete Code of Conduct

    As an athlete representing St. Peter School, the athlete will adhere to the following:

    • An athlete will treat his/her teammates, coaches, referees and/or officials, opponents, spectators and all others involved in our athletic events with respect at all times.
    • An athlete will make school and academics their first priority.
    • An athlete will give his/her best efforts at all times at both practices and games. An athlete will give their full attention to his/her coach, and do their best to follow their instruction.
    • An athlete will remember that he/she represents St. Peter’s school and their team. As a result, the athlete’s behavior, both on and off the athletic playing field, will reflect Catholic values and morality.
    • An athlete will encourage and support his/her teammates.

    Coaches Code of Ethics

    • A coach must be a positive role model for the players and parents and reflect the values of a good Christian man/woman.
    • The coach will recognize that he/she is coaching grammar school sports. The coach’s main priority therefore is not to win, but to build the character and develop the skills of his/her players. The coach shall strive to instill in every child a sense of self esteem, responsibility, self discipline and love of the game through an emphasis on personal effort, fair play, teamwork, leadership, and respect for the rules of game.
    • A coach will never place the value of winning or his/her own personal satisfaction above the value of instilling the highest ideals of character that are consistent with a Catholic School Education. The coach will emphasize to his players that, win or lose, the team and players are successful if they have tried their very best.
    • A coach will devote time, thought, planning and study to the rules of the game and be prepared for all games and practices.
    • Coaches are responsible for the good conduct and behavior of their players, team staff and spectators at games.
    • Coaches will always emphasize that academics are the player’s first priority.
    • A coach will teach the children, primarily through his own behavior, that both opponents and officials are entitled to be treated with respect and dignity. A coach will not indulge in conduct that will incite players or spectators against the officials or opponents.