Sport Coaching Position Statements

Recommended Requisites for Sport Coaches

SHAPE America's Position: coaches at all levels possess a minimum level of coaching education and hold appropriate certifications in order to effectively meet the changing needs of the athlete.

Eye Safety At-a-Glance: Protecting Your Child’s Vision in Sports
Through a Child's Eyes
A Coach’s Guide to Parental Roles and Responsibilities in Sport

SHAPE America's Position: This statement provides recommendations from a task force created by SHAPE America Sport Steering Committee about how coaches can foster appropriate parent behavior.

Coach’s Code of Conduct

SHAPE America's Position: At a minimum, the coach’s role should incorporate knowledge and awareness of the competencies found within the eight domains from Quality Coaches, Quality Sports: National Standards for Sport Coaches

Estimated Probability of Competing in Athletics Beyond High School Interscholastic Level
Program Orientation for High School Sport Coaches

SHAPE America's Position: Prior to the start of each season, all high school head coaches, assistant coaches, and volunteer coaches should be required to participate in a comprehensive orientation to the sport program.

Sexual Harassment in Athletic Settings

SHAPE America's Position: No individual may be discriminated against on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance (62 Federal Register 12038).