Track & Field
"Athletes Code of Conduct"
**All members of the Thimsha (Valley) Youth Sports Club
will show respect to other members of the team, be that
person an athlete, coach, volunteer, helper or other opposing
teams, conference and representatives.
**Discipline problems are disruptive to the team and will
not be tolerated. Problems can and will lead to dis-missal
from the team.
**Practices ends at a specified time. Parents should arrive
about (15)min. before that specified time in order to pick-up
their child, so that everyone can leave the practice field on
**All athletes must participate in all phases of the warm-up
and cool down at all times.
**Each athlete is expected to finish every practice session.
If an athlete has to leave early, please get permission from
** The coaching staff will decide in which events the athlete
is best suited to complete in. The athlete will have received
training in that event before the meet. If the athlete refuses
to compete at the request of the coach, then that athlete can
be eliminated from competition for that meet.
**The coaching staff will decide the make-up and order of
relay teams. The athlete's running ability is one factor.
Sportsmanship, attitude, and the ability to handle the baton
are considerations of being part of a relay team. This does
not mean the fastest four (4) kids will always be part of a
relay team. It means the kids that work together the best
will make-up a relay team.
**Profanity or deviant attitude / behavior towards meet
officials, coaches, teammates, etc..., is not permitted. A
violation in this area will result in disqualification from a
meet. Repeated violation in the area could result in other
disciplinary actions such as dismissal from the club.
**Unsportsmanlike conduct towards teammates or
opponents will be grounds for disqualification from a meet.
**Athletes should be respectful in all aspect of sports and
life. They are encouraged to warmly congratulate the
competing athlete's at the end of a race or event regardless
of their finishing position.
**We must think of safety first at all times. Athletes should
always check their equipment and track facilities before
they compete. If a dangerous condition is detected, it
should be reported to a coach or judge immediately.
**Coaches and others responsible person (s) will refrain
1. DRUGS: refers, alcohol, etc... is not permitted (No
Exceptions). Cigarette smokers will refrain from smoking
with in the facility (parking lot etc... OK). Appropriate
actions will be taken if necessary, Thank You.
2. CRITICIZING ATHLETES in from spectators and
teammates. The coach might offer constructive criticism to
an athlete in front of the team for everyone's benefit.
3. CONFRONTATION with officials, we will accept their
decision, even if we we choose to protest that call at a later
4. CRITICIZING the opposing team (s) its coaches or fans
by words or gesture.
5. PERMITTING an athlete that is injured to continue to
participate in subsequent events at that meet. Remember;
always think of the athlete at all times.
6. Using profanity or abusive language before anyone
connected with the event.
**Coaches will be alert in keeping their athletes away from
any dangerous situations. Coaches will execute their
duties in the interest of the athlete and Thimsha (Valley)
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