California Community College Athletic Association Constitution & Bylaws - July 2017 California Community College Coaches Association Coaches Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics (Adopted 3/31/11 effective 7/1/11)
Our mission is to provide California community college student-athletes the opportunity to develop both academically and athletically, which increases their chances for lifelong success. Intercollegiate competition enriches the educational experience helping coaches to turn athletes into student-athletes. The principles of the Coaches Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics are the cornerstones to the coaching profession. They are essential to gaining permission to lead and are critical in gaining the trust of our colleagues and students.
STANDARD 1–STUDENT-ATHLETE ACADEMIC SUCCESS
• Make student-athlete academic success an integral part of measuring programs success.
• Support academic enhancements for student-athletes such as tutorial programs, study halls, dedicated academic advising, the building of study skills, and the formalized requesting of instructor feedback.
• Commit to the principle of student-athlete attainment of educational goals of AA degree, transfer readiness, or certification completion.
STANDARD 2–STUDENT-ATHLETE SAFETY AND WELL BEING
• Place the emotional and physical well being of the student-athlete ahead of a desire to win.
• Provide a safe environment for training, practice, and competition.
• Create an athletic culture that stresses a life free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol.
STANDARD 3–STUDENT-ATHLETE INTERPERSONAL GROWTH
• Treat each student-athlete as an individual, nurturing their physical and emotional development.
• Respect the personality and character of each student-athlete and reinforce a positive self image.
STANDARD 4–COACH’S PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR, ETHICS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Conduct oneself in a manner representing the highest level of decorum in actions, words, and dress.
• Adhere to all CCCAA and sport rules. To teach athletes to deliberately break any rule is unethical and unprofessional.
• Be a positive role model. Treat all coaches, players (including our own), officials, 272 California Community College Athletic Association Constitution & Bylaws - July 2017 administrators, and the public with respect.
• Demonstrate respect for the sport and opponents by not embarrassing them or running up the score.
• Recruit student-athletes in a positive and professional manner regarding your own program and the programs of competing institutions. Understand that “Negative recruiting” is unethical.
• Placement at four-year institutions will be done with the best interest of the student-athlete. Student-athletes will be counseled as to how to be recruited so that four-year institutions are treated honestly, fairly, and in a timely manner.
STANDARD 5–COACH’S COMPETENCY IN EDUCATIONAL, TECHNICAL, AND ADMINISTRATIVE ADVANCEMENTS
• Seek professional development in the field by such means as the attainment of advanced degrees, and/or professional development through classes, clinics, camps, and seminars.
• Seek to provide the best experience for participants and fans by staying abreast of technical advancements within your sport.
• Develop management and leadership qualities through all professional mediums that provide opportunities for growth.
STANDARD 6–COACHES’ ADHERENCE TO STATE AND COLLEGE CURRICULAR INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDELINES
• Fulfill the requirements of teaching to the highest standards.
• Develop contemporary curriculum which meets the needs of students.
• Participate in the college administration by serving on campus committees. • Understand that a faculty member’s role is to serve the entire student body–coaches should seek an instructional load that reflects this principle.
STANDARD 7–COACH’S RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE ACCURATE, TIMELY, COMPLETE RESULTS
• Create and maintain an infrastructure that promotes the team with accurate and timely results of competitions.
• Be current with the newest technological developments in order to further student-athlete and spectator interests.
• Develop rapport with members of the media, college, conference, and state statisticians.