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Lawrenceville Youth Association - Cheerleading 
Coaches Code of Conduct

We want to ensure that games are fair, positive and enjoyable experiences for all of the children and adults involved. Cheerleading should be fun and unifying - a spirited social and athletic occasion for players, coaches, and spectators.

To clarify expectations of coach conduct, we jointly expect all coaches to conform to this code of conduct:

§  Before, during and after the game, be an example of dignity, patience and positive spirit.

§  Before a game, coaches are to introduce themselves to the opposing team and show them where the bathrooms, concession stand, and EMT are located. Inform the opposing team that they will perform first during halftime.

§  During the game, you are responsible for the sportsmanship of your cheerleaders. If one of your cheerleaders is disrespectful, irresponsible or overly aggressive, take them out of the game at least long enough for him/her to calm down.

§  During the game, you are also responsible for the conduct of the parents of your cheerleaders. It is imperative to explain acceptable cheerleader and parent behavior in a preseason meeting.

§  Explain to the parents that they are to respect the decisions of the referees and the play of both teams in a sportsmanlike manner.

§  Encourage them to applaud and cheer for the opposing teams halftime routine.

§  Discourage them from yelling at players and the referee.

§  After halftime, shake hands with the opposing team and coaches 

§  There shall be no use of foul and abusive language.

§  Be familiar with all GFL rules

§  There shall be no use of tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, or illegal drugs at LYAFC events.  This includes games and practice sessions.

§  Win with character, lose with dignity.
Please keep in mind:

  1. CHEER OFF- Cheer Off is GFL Cheerleadings annual cheer competition.  All 18 Gwinnett County associations participate in Cheer Off.  Each grade competes against each other, and is broken down into small too large categories.  Each team will perform a cheer. chant, and dance within two minutes.  Teams are judged on spirit, loudness, clarity, jumps, sharpness, etc.  Depending how many teams are in each categories will determine the placings.  Not all teams will place, which will be disappointing to some cheerleaders. So you are encouraged to prepare your team and parents for the inevitable.  Younger teams may not understand why they didn't place, so reassure them that they did exceptionally well, and that you and their parents are proud of them and they will get a participation trophy to take home.  Older teams may be upset or angry, so please encourage good sportsmanship, even if they do not agree with the judges decisions.  
  2. Your example is powerful, for better or worse.  if you concentrate on your cheerleaders' enjoyment of the sport and their overall, long term development, your cheerleaders and their parents will notice.

Think about what you're doing and uphold the Spirit of the Cheerleading! If you follow the expectations described above, the spirit of the sport will be alive and well in Gwinnett County and will grow for the enjoyment of all.

Coaches who don't follow the expectations described above will be disciplined or removed.

I agree to abide by the policy while participating in LYA Cheer regardless of contest site or jurisdiction.

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Keep in mind that we may have more people sign up to coach then we have teams. Checking the box is not a guarantee that you will be invited to take a team. 

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