entire athletic staff is encouraged to keep the lines of communication open with
our athletes and their families. It
is our intent to supply you with all of the essential information that you will
need to manage your commitment to athletics successfully.
Many times parents have many questions and concerns that they feel the
need to discuss with their student athleteís coaches.
Chaminade makes every effort to hire the best possible leaders for its
athletic programs. Our coaches are
professionals; they make judgment decisions based on what is best for the entire
team taking into account every member of the team.
This is not an easy task and sometimes people feel poorly about their
role on a team. These men and women
work extremely hard for little or sometimes no financial benefit, they do it
because they love working with kids and realize the positive benefit of
participation in interscholastic athletics.
The following are some guidelines and policies to help facilitate the
most productive and efficient communication with your studentsí coaches.
are encouraged to discuss:
The treatment of their student
Ways to help their student improve
Concerns regarding their studentís behavior
Coaches expectations and role for their student and the team
Team rules and policies
Disciplinary action incurred by their child
The college recruiting process
Ways in which they can help the team (fundraising, pasta nights etc.)
Their students progress
are not encouraged to discuss:
Placement on teams (freshman, Junior Varsity, Varsity etc.)
Coaching strategies used during practice or contests
Other student athletes
Problems with other coaches/teachers
Communication with coaches is most
productive when an appointment can be made to sit down and talk about the issue
in private. Parents should never
try to talk to a coach before or after a contest on a game day.
This the most intense and emotional time for all parties involved and is
not the time or the place for a meeting about specific issues with your student
athlete. Please respect the coaches
and the need for them to be focused on the task at hand.
Give them a call after your child has gone to them with the issue and you
feel there is no acceptable resolution.
is how it works in the real world and that is exactly what we are trying to
prepare your student athlete for.
a problem should arise please make every effort to follow the following steps
for a productive resolution.
Student athlete approaches the coach with problem or issue.
If a resolution
can not be reached the parent should contact the coach and arrange for
In the rare instance
that there is still no resolution the parent should contact the
Athletic Director and arrange for a meeting with the student athlete,
parents, coach and Athletic Director.
If after this meeting
the problem continues to exist the Athletic Director will forward the
issue to the Principal for advisement and a possible meeting with all