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Parent Guidelines










Communication from the Coach


  • Philosophy
  • Expectations
  • Location & Times (practices and games)
  • Requirements (fees, equipment, etc.)
  • Injury/Medical Issue Procedures
  • Discipline


Communication from the Parent


  • Concerns
  • Notification of Schedule Conflicts well in advance


Appropriate Concerns to Discuss with Coaches


  • Treatment of your child mentally & physically
  • Ways to help your child improve
  • Your child’s behavior


Issues Not Appropriate to Discuss with Coaches


  • Playing time
  • Team strategy
  • Play calling & game strategy
  • Other student-athletes


Procedures to Use in Discussing Concerns with a Coach


  • Email to set up an appointment
  • If coach can not be reached, contact Athletic Director
  • Do not attempt to initiate a discussion or confront a coach before, during, or after a game or practice (it can be an emotional time for all parties; ask for a meeting at a later time
  • You may talk with the coach IF it involves your child’s injury, medical, or safety issue


The Next Step


What can a parent do if the meeting with the coach did not provide a satisfactory resolution?

  • Email and set up an appointment with the Athletic Director to discuss the situation further for yourself, your child, the coach, and the Athletic Director
  • At this meeting, further appropriate steps can be discussed and determined


On behalf of TSD Athletic Department, we are confident that the athletic programs at TSD will aid in the preparation of those students who chose to participate in our programs. In addition, we are hopeful that the information provided here will enhance both student and parent participation in our athletic programs.