A good preseason meeting provides a
forum for parents to have their questions and concerns answered.
How much training do you have (i.e. do
you have a coach's license or certificate)?
Will a properly equipped first-aid kit
be brought to all practices and competitions?
automatic external defibrillator (AED) and someone with
up-to-date certification and training in first-aid, sports safety, and the
use of an automatic external defibrillator be present at all practices and
Will someone with a cell phone be at
all practices and games?
Do you have an
plan in place, and, if so, who
will be responsible for calling the EMTs if necessary?
What is the league's policy regarding
minimum playing time?
What will be your policy regarding
What should we do as parents if we
notice that our child is not getting the minimum playing time?
What tournaments are you planning for
the team to enter and how much are they going to cost?
Will you be in contact with parents
during the season to give progress reports,
What is the best way to contact you?
What type of volunteer help do you
Will you agree to set clear boundaries
to prevent the possibility of abuse or harassment?
Do you follow a two-adult rule to
eliminate the possibility of sexual abuse?
Will you agree not to allow the hazing
If you cannot make a game, will you let
us know who is going to be the coach?
What is your policy regarding missed
practices or games (i.e. what are circumstances in which it is acceptable
for your child to miss a game, such as for a family wedding etc.)?
Do you plan to emphasize having fun and
skill development, and if not, why not?
Will you agree to never emotionally
abuse players, such as by angrily yelling at players for making mistakes?
Will you agree to respect officials and
not, for example, angrily yell at them for making what you believe to be