In the Ventura Unified School District all students will receive an exemplary and balanced education fostering a life-long passion for learning and engagement. We demand excellence of ourselves because our supportive community has entrusted us with their children. VISION STATEMENT COACH WORKSHOP
The Ventura Unified School District will educate all students in safe, healthy and high performing schools. We will inspire all students to excel academically, honor the unique qualities and diverse backgrounds of all students, build supportive relationships, guide all students to reach their full potential, motivate all students to successfully pursue their chosen life path, and engage all students to become responsible and contributing members of society. MISSION STATEMENT COACH WORKSHOP
Every student can learn. We will make decisions in the best interest of students. We will value and celebrate diversity, and treat all people with dignity and respect. We will operate in a fiscally responsible manner. We will work as a team. We will maintain a working environment that promotes professional growth an excellence. We will celebrate a recognize success, creativity and achievement through a variety of indicators. We will embrace families and the community as partners in education. GUIDING PRINCIPLES COACH WORKSHOP
Do your actions support our values? Young people need models, not critics. Athletes perform best when the coach cares about them, provides fairness and respect, dignity and consideration. Your behavior, what you do, creates the environment in which the team functions. Character counts and values matter…you set the standard for both. Uncontrolled emotion erodes a leaders stature, lessens respect from others and will undermine your team efforts. Most powerful four letter word to lead by is love.
It all starts with a Coach Referral Form. Must be 21 years old in order to be a paid coach, otherwise a volunteer. VUSD Fingerprint Clearance. CPR Certification (bi-annually). First Aid Certification (bi-annually). Concussion Recognition Training (bi-annually). Current Negative TB skin test (every four years). Activity Supervisor Certificate of Clearance (every five years). Complete Coaching Application Packet. Armatus Sexual Molestation Prevention Program. CIF Coaching Education Class. QUALIFIED COACHES COACH WORKSHOP All coaches, both volunteer and paid must complete...
RISK MANAGEMENT protecting our students and yourself. COACH WORKSHOP
Physical Exam Clearance Requirement. Proof of Health Insurance. STUDENT ATHLETES COACH WORKSHOP Before a student may compete...
District Personal Vehicle Use Field Trip Authorization District Transportation Request Concussion Awareness Participant Release Emergency Contact Athletic Department Participation Contract (High Schools) Contact Eric Reynolds in Risk Management for forms STUDENT ATHLETES COACH WORKSHOP Forms are our friends...
All coaches (volunteer and paid) must be “Qualified” per the process in place through Human Resources. COACHING RESPONSIBILITIES COACH WORKSHOP
Supervision Beyond the Athletic Field Appropriate Conduct Overnight Activities Rule of Three CIF Regulations COACHING RESPONSIBILITIES (cont.) COACH WORKSHOP Transportation Driving Best Practices Team Policy Facility Use Liability Issues Technology Use
Concussion Awareness Form Removal From Play and Medical Clearance to Return Required Coaching Training Training Sources AB 2127 CONCUSSION AWARENESS COACH WORKSHOP
KEEPING IT LEGAL lessons from the ACLU COACH WORKSHOP
QUESTION 1: May a school still receive donations from parents and guardians? Answer: YES. School districts, schools, programs, and classes can and do seek and accept donations of funds and property, and this practice is permissible as long as the donation is truly voluntary and in no way a prerequisite to participation in the program or activity…Donations cannot be made for a specific student; instead, they are made to a school or program. For example, if a person wishes to donate to their school’s cheerleading program, they can donate to the cheer program or to the cost of cheer camp but not for a specific cheerleader. FAQ’s COACH WORKSHOP
Voluntary Donation and the “Reasonable Person”: Any statement or explanation related to a donation that could lead a reasonable person to believe the donation may not be truly voluntary is to be avoided. No specific minimum amount of donation, No due date by which a donation is due, A lesser donation amount if funds are received prior to a certain date, Any statements or actions that exert explicit or implicit pressure on students or parent to make a donation, and If a family does not make a donation, that family must not be subject to inquiry as to why. DONATION GUIDELINES COACH WORKSHOP
QUESTION 2: May a school still fundraise? Answer: YES. School districts, schools, programs and classes can and do engage in fundraising activities and programs, and this practice is also permissible as long as the raising of funds is voluntary. You may require students to attend a fundraising event; however, if they are unable to raise funds for the event, you cannot prevent them from participating in an educational activity. Also, attendance at a fundraiser can be required if it is a team or club event. Penalties for non-attendance would be similar to those imposed for failure to attend any other team or club event (e.g., sitting out a game, etc.). FAQ’s COACH WORKSHOP
QUESTION 3: May a school charge fees for uniforms for team sports? Answer: NO. A school must provide a free uniform to any student who is a member of the school team in question. You can allow students to purchase their own uniforms if they want to purchase uniforms; however, buying a uniform cannot be a requirement to participate in a sport. FAQ’s COACH WORKSHOP
QUESTION 4: May a school require team members to purchase Spirit Packs? Answer: NO. Spirit packs may be sold; however, a school cannot require a student to purchase a spirit pack as a prerequisite to participate in a sport. If there are practice uniforms, etc., which are required, they must be provided free of charge to any student who is a member of the school team in question. FAQ’s COACH WORKSHOP
QUESTION 5: What if a school only charges fees to those students who can afford them; and has a waiver process for those who cannot? Answer: NO. A waiver process based on financial need or inability to pay does not make an otherwise non- permissible fee permissible. FAQ’s COACH WORKSHOP
Risk Management – Safety/Liability – 641-5000 x1241 or firstname.lastname@example.org Human Resources – Packet/Clearance – 641-5000 x1154 or email@example.com Legal Counsel – Fundraising/ACLU – firstname.lastname@example.org Facilities Requests – 641-5000 x1203 or email@example.com CONTACTS @ VUSD COACH WORKSHOP
What did you learn that was helpful? What was presented that was not helpful or unnecessary? What would you like to have learned that was not presented? YOUR FEEDBACK COACH WORKSHOP