Parents' Corner

Parent Code of Conduct

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Parent Code of Conduct

  1. Provide positive support, care, and encouragement for my child participating in youth sports by following this code of ethics.
  2. Encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, cheerleaders, coaches, and officials at every game, practice, or other youth sports events.
  3. Place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of any personal desire to win.
  4. Insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.
  5. Provide support for coaches and officials working with my child to provide a positive, enjoyable experience for all.
  6. Demand a drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free sports environment for my child and agree to assist by refraining from their use at all youth sports events.
  7. Remember that the game is for children and not for adults.
  8. Do my very best to make youth sports fun for my child.
  9. Ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans, and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed, or ability.
  10. Always address any issues with my child's coach in private.
  11. Promise to help my child enjoy the youth sports experience within my personal constraints by assisting with coaching, being a respectful fan, providing transportation or whatever I am capable of doing.

Volunteering

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Parent Volunteering

So you've signed your kid up for football, now it's time to put on your best spirit wear, grab a cool drink from the concession stand, and relax in the stands waiting for the game to start, right?
Maybe not.  In addition to the volunteer coaches and team admins who work so hard to make your child's experience great, there's a place for you - the parent - in all of this too!
On game day, parent volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs that keep the game running smoothly, ensure fairness, and keep the kids cool and energized.  Consider volunteering for one of these jobs at your child's next game:
  • Spotter - Help to make sure that everyone gets in the game, and make sure the other team is playing fairly as well!
  • Chain Gang - Work directly with the referees to keep track of where the ball is on the field and what down it is
  • Snacks/Gatorade - Take turns bringing snacks and Gatorade to help the players recover after all that hard work on the field!
PRO TIP:  Game day volunteering on the field as a spotter or on the chain gang gets you the best view of the game in the house! Just remember not to yell at the players and refs while you're down there - things can get exciting!
In addition to game day volunteering, there are plenty of other opportunities to help out, such as planning  homecoming or end of the the year activities, fundraising, or even volunteering to help out with coaching.
Youth football really is a team effort!

Player Safety

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Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings

Check out the 2019 Virginia Tech Youth Football Helmet Safety Ratings Here:
Virginia Tech 5 Star Ratings
We have been super busy during the off-season, updating our equipment for your child's safety.  
Greg Miller, an assistant football coach at Legacy High School and USA Football Master Trainer, conducted a four-hour USA Football Heads Up Football Player Safety Coaches Clinic on June 25 at the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse at UC Health Training Center. There were 40 youth coaches in attendance.

Certified Coaches

Did you know that all of our coaches and volunteers have taken mandatory training, such as USA Football Tackle Certification, Heat Illness Prevention, Concussions in Football, as well as a background check? We have a dedicated Director of Compliance & Student-Athlete Development, Lynn Beamon, who works tirelessly to ensure that our coaches have the best training, and that those best practices are reflected in our day-to-day activities. 
We take your child's safety very seriously.