Resolution of Conflicts between Athlete and Coach

The athlete and coach relationship is most important.  Sometimes an athlete discussing the problem with the team captain may help resolve the issue or clarify the problem.  An athlete and a coach should try to resolve all differences.  In rare cases where the conflict cannot be resolved, the athlete should make an appointment with the Athletic Director.  If there is a conflict with the parent and coach, the parent should contact the coach. These are the steps to be followed to resolve a problem:

1st:  Athlete > Captain
2nd:  Athlete > Coach
3rd:  Athlete > Athletic Director
4th:  Parent > Coach
5th:  Parent > Athletic Director
6th:  Parent > Principal

If you have a concern to discuss with a coach, please follow this procedure;

  1. Call to set up an appointment with the coach by phone or e-mail .
  2. The coach will not meet before or after a contest or practice with a parent. These can be emotional times for both the parent and the coach. Meetings of this nature usually do not promote positive resolutions.  Please use the 24-hour rule, which is wait 24 hours before contacting the coach.

Issues that will not be discussed by coaches with parents;

  • Amount of playing time
  • Team strategy
  • Play calling
  • Other student/athletes

If there are still concerns after the parent talks to the coach, call the Athletic Director.