Coaches Page

BECOME A VOLUNTEER COACH
The Recreation Division accepts coach’s applications year round for qualified volunteer coaches. Coaches are needed and encouraged to submit coach’s applications for the following youth sports Leagues:

High School Prep Basketball League (Mar-May)
Youth Summer Basketball League (Jun-July)
Youth Volleyball (Oct-Feb)
Winter Co-Ed and Girls Youth Basketball (Nov-Mar)
Winter Co-Ed and Girls Pee Wee Basketball (Nov-Mar)
Winter Co-Ed Pee Wee Soccer (Nov-Mar)
Winter Co-Ed Youth Soccer (Nov-Mar)

Volunteer to coach for our youth sports leagues and you could receive a 50% refund off your child's registration fee (if selected to coach). Refund applies to one participating child only and will be processed after the first game. Please do not exclude the refund from your enrollment fee.

 
 
Volunteer coaches are required to pass a criminal background check and complete the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) Online Clinic offered through the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). 


For details, please call 301-932-3470 ext. 5123


Sports Code of Conduct
Participation in sports can be a great learning experience for players, coaches, referees, parents, and administrators alike. These experiences often transfer into our daily lives at home, at school, and in the office during our recreational time.

The Charles County Recreation Division has developed the following Code of Conduct to establish standards for participation in all sports programs. All participants are encouraged to adopt these policies in order to provide a positive and rewarding experience for everybody involved in the programs. The Code of Conduct is based on sportsmanship and fair play while creating a fun and positive environment for all.

Coaches
• Promote a fun and positive atmosphere for all players.
• Place the emotional and physical well-being of players ahead of a personal desire to win.
• Provide a safe playing situation for my players.
• Lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all players.
• Be knowledgeable in the rules of each sport, teach these rules to my players.
• Display good sportsmanship. Always respect the players, parents, opponents, and the officials.
• Respect the school and its facilities; without them, we wouldn't have a place to play.

Players
• Play for the fun and enjoyment of the sport.
• Winning is a consideration, but not the only one, nor the most important one.
• Work hard to improve your skills.
• Be a team player – get along with and cooperate with your teammates.
• Learn teamwork, sportsmanship, and discipline.
• Learn the rules, and play by them. Always be a good sport.
• Display good sportsmanship. Always respect the players, parents, opponents, and the officials.
• Never argue with decisions of the officials or coaches.
• Respect the school and its facilities; without them, we wouldn't have a place to play.

Parents and Spectators
• Display good sportsmanship. Always respect the players, parents, opponents, and the officials.
• Know and study the rules of the game, and support the officials.
• Act appropriately; do not taunt or disturb other fans. Enjoy the game.
• Cheer in a positive manner and encourage fair play.
• Do not embarrass children by yelling, booing, or criticizing. Be supportive.
• Do not use foul language.
• Applaud a good effort in victory or defeat.
• Recognize the importance of volunteer coaches.
• Respect the school and its facilities; without them, we wouldn't have a place to play.


Mid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks Sports Alliance Good Sports Program
Charles County Recreation is a part of the Mid-Atlantic Recreation and Parks Sports Alliance (MARPSA) and promotes their Good Sports program.  Each year Charles County selects one volunteer coach to receive the Dennis Callahan Good Sports Award at the MARPSA Annual Banquet.