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Code of Ethics » About IAC » The International Association of Coaching (IAC)

The International Association of Coaches is dedicated to evolving the coaching profession through rigorous testing and certification, and the highest ethical standards, thereby representing the best interests of the clients of coaches.


Via Kristen Towns, rick rod1
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Along with being a great coach comes many ethical standards that a coach must adhere too. Many of them are common sense, but some are not so much on the surface. Following and abiding by standards can be hard on a coach. Although when followed the job the coach does would be much easier and without so much drama.

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RIPPED: KIDS AND STEROIDS

The last few months, we've had one story after another about steroids. Olympic track star Marion Jones got 6 months in prison and had to give back her gold m...

Via Casey Munsen
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The use of steroids is quiet popular. Especially in the program that are not being tested for the use of steroids. Most high schools do not test for steroid use and most junior colleges do not. Although this video shows that there is  a clear addiction to the drug and negative effects that come along as a result of using the drugs. Even if it is not caught now years down the road it can come back to harm one.

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Jeffery Carson's curator insight, January 16, 2014 12:23 AM

Should all high school sports kids be tested for steroids?  You make the call.

MaryGrace Balaban's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:25 PM

Just wanted an edge? This body builder got a lot more than that.

Donald Magnuson's curator insight, January 19, 2014 6:10 PM

This YouTube video spotlights a growing problem, with steroid use filtering down from the professional ranks to high school athletes.  It shows the ethical difficulty in dealing with steroids, as not everyone agrees that it is wrong or bad for your body.

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Iowa High School Football Program Considers Prohibiting Running As Punishment; Coach Says 'Youth Sports In Trouble' Despite Danger

Iowa High School Football Program Considers Prohibiting Running As Punishment; Coach Says 'Youth Sports In Trouble' Despite Danger | Sports Ethics | Scoop.it
The practice of coaches disciplining their teams by making them run is as old as sport itself. Now, the time-honored punishment is under attack after some say coaches in an Iowa school district went too far.

Via Jeremy Allen
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This is a form of punishment that happens quiet often. Many times because it is a quick solution at the moment to the problem. Although, it accomplishes nothing. I know of softball pitchers that had to run if they walked the first batter and on their performance of pitching. What did this accomplish? Nothing, but putting pressure on a pitcher to perform and many times this had a negative effect.

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Manuel Barnett's curator insight, May 18, 2014 10:49 PM

The punishment should fit the crime, if there really was one, this is were personal ethics, due to being the head coach of the varsity team and the low morals surrounding it,  get in the way of being professional. This can ruin a coach if they don't keep their heads on strait and keep a cool head at the same time.

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NSPCC - Keeping children safe in sports - Coach's inappropriate behaviour

Does your sports team or club have clear guidelines on appropriate behaviour for a coach? This advice should help anyone involved in sports activities with c...

Via Jeremy Allen
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Athletes are influenced very easily by their coaches. There is a thing line that a coach must not cross when working with individuals especially with athletes of the opposite sex. Texting individuals has become a code of ethics concern when texting involves just one individual. I feel that group text that involve practice or games concerns should be fine. 

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Jermaine Hall's curator insight, November 6, 2013 7:05 PM

This is so true on so many different levels. We have to ensure we maintain a proffessional relationship with students and clients at all times.

Willam Rice's curator insight, November 12, 2013 11:28 AM

All coaches should be aware of how to safeguard themselves from situations that might put them at risk of unwarranted accusations. Good article

Adam Odell's curator insight, July 20, 2014 3:10 PM

Coaches should maintain a professional level with all individuals of the team.  

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Point of the Game: Sports Ethics: Get Your Act Together

Point of the Game: Sports Ethics: Get Your Act Together | Sports Ethics | Scoop.it
Sports Ethics: Get Your Act Together. A couple months ago I read a story where Maria Sharapova at the U.S. Open (please don't ask why I follow stories about Maria Sharapova). She had fallen behind in a match and during a ...

Via Jarvis gullatt, Erin Ernster Hagen
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Seems to be a positive way to influence a player during a game. Then once the game is over be more specific about what needs to be fixed. Get your act together can be a coaches way of focusing an athlete without adding stress to an already stressful situation during a game. 

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What Role Does Ethics Play in Sports?

What Role Does Ethics Play in Sports? | Sports Ethics | Scoop.it
Distinguishing between gamesmanship and sportsmanship...

Via TDH
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Most interesting article on ethics in sports. The difference between gamenship and sportsmanship was addressed. Gamenship is winning at all cost no matter what. Sportsmanship is healthy competition. It seems as though the sporting activities today have evolved more into gamenship rather than good clean fun which is sportmanship.

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Cory Madden's curator insight, October 16, 2013 1:54 PM

This article talks about the sportsman model of sports saying that all players should follow the 4 basic rules of ethics, Fairness, Integrity, Responsibility, and Respect. It says "The sportsmanship model is built on the idea that sport both demonstrates and encourages character development, which then influences the moral character of the broader community." This is true because every sport has rules pushed and sometimes not noticed. It gave some good insight to how a player should play a sport. 

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Long Island Youth Baseball Coach Arrested for Stalking Rival Coach and Family

Long Island Youth Baseball Coach Arrested for Stalking Rival Coach and Family | Sports Ethics | Scoop.it

Via Jeremy Allen
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Interesting enough that this occured over 10 and 11 year old sports. It is just eye opening that a coaches pressure is so intense that they feel they must lower themselves to this level in order to win a game. This happens in many cases involving sports. Coaches have a lot riding on if they have a winning season. Sports have turned from fun to WIN.

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Legal and Ethical Responsibilities of a Coach

How many career options can provide the excitement, challenges and satisfaction of coaching? Coaches at all levels experience the pleasure of watching young people develop sport skills and contribute to successful teams. However, coaches also have important legal and ethical obligations to their schools and their athletes. Many of these obligations or responsibilities are natural extensions of the mission and goals of the high school athletic program. Others are defined legally or are expectations of society for a “teacher” in a school activity.


Via Joshua Hansen, Shaolin Monk
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   Coaches must adhere to legal and ethical responsibilities within the profession. These responsibilities are outlined through certification classes. All coaches must keep athletes safe both physically and emotionally and these standard that they must follow are outlined in the National Association for Sport Physical Education. A coach needs to be a role model for athletes under his or her care. 

 

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Emily Siegrist's curator insight, October 20, 2013 7:34 PM

Good explanation of what the role of a coach should be.

Renee Seruntine's curator insight, May 14, 2014 3:53 PM

Legal and ethical obligations play an important role in how a coach will teach his or her players.

Dillon Fury's curator insight, September 10, 2014 12:44 PM

There's a lot of weight resting on the shoulders of a coach. They are to make good ethical decisions for their players and themselves.