Texas Takedown Academy

Code of Conduct 

 

Parent’s Code of Conduct:

Every “TTA” parent agrees to:

  • Turn in all necessary forms
  • Equip their wrestler properly so they can participate in all practices and matches.
  • Keep abreast of all information pertinent to their wrestler’s practices and tournament schedule.
  • Notify the coaches in advance when their wrestler cannot make a wrestle-off or team tournament, if their wrestler holds a team position.
  • Encourage good sportsmanship through their actions and words by demonstrating positive support for all wrestlers, parents, coaches and officials at every practice, match and tournament.
  • Promote the emotional and physical well being of all wrestlers ahead of any personal desire to win or any personal reflected glory. This includes, but is not limited to, providing support for coaches, officials and all others to provide a positive experience.
  • Remember that the matches are for the wrestlers and not for the parents and win or lose, will appreciate the efforts of all wrestlers and coaching staff.
  • Will treat all other parents, wrestlers, coaches and officials with respect regarding attitude, language and mannerisms.
  • Inform the coach or a board member of any physical or medical ailment that may affect the safety of their wrestler or any other wrestler.
  • Will notify the Head Coach regarding any absence or lateness to any meets.
  • Make sure that all fees are paid on time.
  • Agree to abide by the grievance procedure listed below for items of concern.
  • Parents are not allowed to physically, emotionally, verbally or psychologically abuse any other parent, wrestler, coach or tournament official.
  • Make sure their wrestler(s) maintain a minimum 80% attendance to practice, tournaments, fundraising events and community outreach programs.
  • Will make sure their wrestler(s) complete all fundraising activities to help club stay in business.

 

Guidelines for Parents:

  • Parents should get their wrestler to practices and tournaments at designated times.
  • Parents should be understanding and supportive of the times and number of practices and tournaments.
  • Parents should be encouraging, not critical, of their wrestler, coach and team.
  • Parents should try, as much as possible, to be available to assist in the wrestling program and team functions as requested.
  • PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO WATCH PRACTICES BUT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICES. WE ASK THAT IF YOU WATCH PRACTICE TO REMAIN QUIET. OTHERWISE, THE COACHES AND WRESTLER BECOME DISTRACTED.

 

Consequences for Parents

 

  1. Verbal warning
  2. Written warning
  3. Tournament and/or practice suspension
  4. Removal from the wrestling program

 

 

Wrestler’s Code of Conduct

Every TTA wrestler agrees to:

  • Attend all scheduled meets, tournaments and practices unless they have notified the Athletic Director.
  • No verbal, physical or psychological abuse of any other wrestler, coach, parent or tournament official. All wrestlers will treat each other, parents, coaches and officials with respect and dignity regarding language, attitude, behavior and mannerisms. Violations of this rule are disciplined according to the Consequences Policy.
  • Respect the property and equipment used at any sports facility, both home and away.
  • Encourage good sportsmanship through their actions by demonstrating positive support for all wrestlers, parents, coaches and officials at every match and practice.
  • Treat other wrestlers, coaches, officials, parents and spectators with respect, regardless of race, color, creed, sex or ability.
  • Treat their training partners in practice with respect and should not intentionally harm or perform any moves not taught in the TTA program
  • There will be no biting, scratching, punching, etc. to other wrestlers, coaches or parents.

 

 

Guidelines for Wrestlers

  • Wrestle in a “clean” manner with no intent to harm their opponent.
  • Come to each tournament, meet, or practice ready to train and should give their complete attention to the coaches.

 

Consequences for Wrestlers

  1. Verbal warning
  2. Written warning
  3. Tournament and/or practice suspensions
  4. Removal from the wrestling program

 

Coach’s Code of Conduct

Every TTA coach agrees to:

  • Show good sportsmanship at all times.
  • Be at all meets, tournaments and practices or arrange a proper substitute.
  • Will not physically, emotionally or psychologically abuse any wrestler, parent or referee and will treat each other, parents, opposing coaches and officials with respect and dignity regarding language, attitude, behavior and mannerisms.
  • The coach’s main objective is to teach the fundamentals of scholastic style wrestling.
  • Use discretion to keep practices and matches/tournaments in good proportion.
  • Compete all wrestlers as equitably as possible.
  • Be available to discuss any problems with the participants and/or parents.

 

Consequences for Coaches

  • Verbal warning
  • Written warning
  • Tournament and/or practice suspensions
  • Removal from coaching

 

Board Member’s Code of Conduct

Every TTA board member agrees to:

  • Make every effort to attend scheduled board meetings.
  • Be responsible for all communication to wrestlers, parents and coaches in a timely manner.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional and dignified manner.

 

Consequences for Board Members

  1. Verbal warning
  2. Written warning
  3. Removal from the board

 

 

Grievance Procedure

It is possible that conditions arise when a member feels that a situation is unfair or unjust. This situation may be with a particular coach, team or the wrestling program in general. You should attempt to resolve the issue informally by speaking with the coaches and/or board members. It is recommended that this be done after you have considered the situation and your perspective for at least 24 hours. You can choose to do this face-to-face, by text/phone call or via email. It will be the coaches’ and board members’ discretion as to whether or not to address anonymous grievances.

 

 

 

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