NEW POLICY: ANYONE WHO WANTS TO VOLUNTEER IN ANY CAPACITY MUST COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK AND GET A BADGE. THIS GOES FOR ALL AGE GROUPS AND ALL YOUTH SPORTS.
- Coaching Application
- School Curfew Times
- Background Check Authorization
- Coaches Code of Conduct
- Program Survey Link
IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER PLEASE FILL OUT THE BACKGROUND CHECK AUTHORIZATION FORM AND YOU CAN SCAN IT TO ROEHRSZ@CONCORDNC.GOV OR FAX IT.
Fax Number: 704-792-1971
Practices are scheduled at the Coaches Meeting. Practices should be consistent in time, day and location for the duration of the season. This allows for less communication for coaches and allows parents to schedule conflicting interest around practice times.
Practices must be cancelled when Cabarrus County Schools close early or cancel classes for any reason. Inclement weather is the most common cause. In this case, the Athletic hotline will be updated. (The web-site will be updated if possible.)
School Holidays/Staff Days
Practices scheduled at Cabarrus County Schools will not be available on days when school is not in session. These days change from season to season, so keep in mind....."If I have practice at the school and the kids are out today, I can't practice."
Once or Twice a week Practices
You can practice twice a week until games begin, this includes tournament games. Once you play the first game, you can only practice once a week.
Scheduling a Second practice
Extra Practices are subject to availability. In order to maintain parady across the league, if one team schedules an extra practice, every team must have the same opportunity.
Recreation Center Hours & City Holidays
|Recreation Center Hours are 12 pm - 6 pm on City observed holidays. Practices on these days will not be available. Contact the Athletic Office to schedule a make-up practice. Availability permiting.
- Have a parents meeting at the first practice.
.explain your expectations
.explain your coaching style
.have everyone (parents and players) introduce themselves
.remind parents what equipment is needed.
- Be organized and prepared
.have a lesson plan for practices
.have a pre-game routine
.keep parents informed about practices, games, pictures, etc.
- Wear athletic clothing (shirt and shorts for example) to all practices and games.
- Have the proper equipment.
.whistle, balls, etc.
- Know the rules
- Treat players as individuals
- Never put the entire emphasis on winning. Winning is important, but should not be the overall focus.
- Try to be the first one to every practice and game.
- Assign assistant coaches to help you.
Youth Coaches Code of Ethics:
- Place the emotional and physical well being of my players ahead of a personal desire to win.
- Treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.
- Do my best to provide a safe playing situation for my players.
- Promise to review and practice basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries of my players.
- Lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all players.
- Provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.
- Be knowledgeable in the rules of each sport that I coach, and will teach these rules to my players.
- Use those coaching techniques appropriate for all of the skills that I teach
- Will remember that I am a youth sports coach and that the game is for children and not adults.
Cancellation Information: In case of rain coaches need to call the Athletic Information line at 920-5640 by 3:00 p.m. to see if games are cancelled. If games are not canceled by 3:00 pm, teams must go to the field. Site supervisors and Umpires will make a game time decision as to the playability of fields. If the first game is canceled, all subsequent games will be canceled.