Newtown High School Athletic Department
Parent-Coach Communication Protocol
The following guidelines have been put in place to clarify the expectations for communication between coach, parent and student-athlete.
The Newtown High School Athletic Department strongly believes that self-advocacy is a large part of the maturation process and encourages our student-athletes to advocate for themselves when working with their coaching staff.
This chain of command allows a coach to work first with a student-athlete to resolve any issues or differences of opinion.
➢ Student Athlete discusses situation with coach at a time and place agreeable by both parties. (This should not happen before, during or after a contest as this is a time with heightened emotions.)
➢ Parent discusses situation with coach and student-athlete.
➢ Student-athlete, parent and coach discuss situation with Athletic Director.
Issues not appropriate to discuss with coaches or Athletic Director:
1. Playing time.
2. Team strategy.
3. Play calling.
4. Other student-athletes