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Lewiston Area Youth Football League


2018 Season

The Coaches Code of Ethics- LAYFL


The Lewiston Area Youth Football League has implemented the following coaches Code of Conduct for the important message it holds about the proper role of coaches in youth sports. Any coach guilty of improper conduct at any game or practice will be asked to leave the facility. Any coach asked to leave any LAYFL associated game will be dismissed for the remainder of the season, and possibly future LAYFL seasons.


1-The Coach shall not abuse children in any way, no type of abuse will be tolerated in any way.

2-The coach shall be aware that he or she has a tremendous influence, either positive or negative, on the development of the athlete and, thus, shall never place the value of winning above the value of instilling the highest ideals of character.

3-The coach shall uphold the honor and dignity of coaching. In all personal contact with athletes, parents, officials, the media, and the public, the coach shall strive to set an example of the highest ethical and moral conduct.

4-The coach shall take an active role in the prevention of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse.

5-The coach shall seek to master the contest rules and shall teach them to his or her team.

6-The coach shall not seek an advantage by circumvention of the spirit or letter of the rules.

7-The coach shall exert his or her influence to enhance sportsmanship by spectators, both directly and by working closely with parents and the Board of Directors

8-The coach shall respect and support contest officials AT ALL TIMES.

9-The coach shall not discuss private matters of players or other coaches in public forums, and shall not disparage other coaches, players, or Board members in public forums.

10-The coach shall not engage in any illegal or immoral activity that jeopardizes the moral and ethical integrity of Lewiston Area Youth Football League.

11- The Head Coach should meet and exchange cordial greetings with the opposing coach to set the correct tone for the event before and after the contest.

12- The Head Coach will be responsible for assessing any Athlete Code of Conduct breaches and determine proper disciplinary actions that may include game suspension(s), dismissal from practice, or dismissal from the team, using best evidence available, on a case-by-case basis.

13- Coaches shall be USA Football Heads up Certified.