Procedures For Communicating Concerns
Justin-Siena desires to encourage positive relationships between parents, coaches and student athletes through effective communication. Coaches make decisions based on what they believe to be best for the team and all students. It is the coach’s job to make team decisions concerning playing time, position on the team, team strategy, and tactics.
Communications you should expect from your child’s coach:
• Philosophy and expectations the coach has for individual participants
• Location and times of all practices and games
• Team requirements, i.e., practices, special equipment, out-of-season training information
• Discipline that may result in the denial of your child’s participation
Communications coaches expect from parents/guardians and athletes:
• Any concerns regarding the athlete’s welfare
• Notification of any illness or injuries or missed practices
How to Communicate Your Concerns:
If you have any concerns about your child’s coach or your child’s athletic participation on a team, we ask that you use this procedure and follow the listed steps to resolve the issue:
1. Have your child speak to the coach. Sometimes the coach is unaware of your child’s concern or feelings. Also, it is important that we teach our students how to communicate with adults in a mature manner.
2. Arrange an appointment to speak with your child’s coach. Our coaches will respond to you as quickly as possible. Please do not approach coaches immediately prior to or after a contest to raise concerns.
3. If you followed the above steps and still feel the issue has not been adequately addressed or explained, arrange an appointment to meet with the Athletic Director.
4. If resolution is still not achieved, contact the Principal.
If you have a general concern or suggestion for the Athletic Department, please feel free to contact the Athletic Director, George Nessman at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by to see the Athletic Director. The Justin-Siena Athletic Department thanks the parents for their support in these important areas of communication.