Parent / Coach Communication

Parent / Coach Communication

In order for a student to participate in a Roselle School District #12 Athletic Activity, you MUST have the following:

 

1.  An up-to-date physical  This physical should be good through October 2nd.  You can’t practice without a physical on file.  Please turn it into the Roselle Middle School office.


2.  Athletic Fee ($50 paid to Roselle School District #12.  Use your Skyward account or deliver to the office.)


3.  Transportation fee ($50 paid to Roselle School District #12.  Use your Skyward account or deliver to the office.)  You can arrange for your own transportation and opt out of the fee.  You will need to fill out the transportation opt-out form.

 

4. Athletic Code (Get it signed and turn it into the office or your coach)

5. Concussion Form (Get it signed and turn it into the office or your coach)

 
Parents and coaches play an important role in an athlete’s life. While both support and help the athlete become the best possible player and person he/she can be, each have a different role. For the benefit of the players, it is important to establish an understanding of each role.

Parents have the right to understand what expectations are placed on their child. To accomplish this, clear communication channels must be established with the coaching staff.


COMMUNICATION PARENTS SHOULD EXPECT FROM THE COACH INCLUDE:
  1. Philosophy and expectations of your child and all the players on the team;
  2. Locations and times of practices and games; and
  3. Discipline that results in the denial of your child’s participation.

COMMUNICATION THE COACH SHOULD EXPECT FROM PARENTS INCLUDE:
  1. All concerns expressed directly to the coaches;
  2. Notification of any schedule conflicts well in advance; and
  3. Specific concerns in regard to a coach’s philosophy and expectations.

APPROPRIATE CONCERNS TO DISCUSS WITH THE COACH INCLUDE:
  1. Ways to help your child improve;
  2. Concerns about your child’s behavior; and
  3. The treatment of your child, both mentally and physically.

ISSUES NOT APPROPRIATE TO DISCUSS WITH THE COACH INCLUDE:

  1. Playing time;
  2. Team strategy;
  3. Play calling; and
  4. Other student-athlete’s playing time.

When a problem or concern arises, a conference between the coach and the parent should be arranged. The purpose of the conference is to find a resolution to the concern and give all parties involved a clear understanding of the other’s position.
 
PARENT CONFERENCE PROCEDURE
  • When a parent determines the need to discuss a concern, he or she should call the Roselle Middle School office to set an appointment with the Coach.
  • Please do not attempt to approach the Coach before or after a practice or game with such a concern. Exchanges at these times tend to be emotional for both parents and coaches and do not promote resolution of the issue.
  • If you feel your concern has not been resolved, please contact the building principal for further discussion.