"Your kid’s success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are… But having an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and who tries their best is a direct reflection of your parenting. - Proactive Coaching

Expectations

Olathe Athletics Coaches will:

  • Make Track & Field fun for Athletes.
  • Be innovative and creative with workouts and approach to Athletes.
  • Set positive examples of good sportsmanship for Athletes.
  • Arrive on time and be prepared for practice.
  • Have workouts designed to improve Athlete performance and promote maximum performance at each Meet.
  • Advise parents on which events their Athlete might perform best.
  • Treat all Athletes and parents with respect.
  • Be available immediately before and after practices to meet with parents, if necessary.
  • Praise progress as well as achievement.
  • Make all reasonable efforts to avoid Athlete injury.
  • Communicate registration deadlines for Meets.
  • Ensure Athlete registration is completed for all Meets.

Olathe Athletics Parents/Guardians will:

  • Ensure that Athletes arrive on time and prepared for practice and Meets.
  • Set positive examples of good sportsmanship for Athletes.
  • Work with Coaches to ensure that Athletes do not over-train.  Parents/Guardians are asked to communicate with the Coaches with regard to other activities their Athletes may be participating in so that overuse injuries may be avoided.
  • Work with Coaches to ensure that their Athletes are competing in events suitable for their skills, interests and age.
  • Treat Coaches, Athletes, Officials and other Parents/Guardians with respect.
  • Address concerns with Coaches before or after practice, not during.
  • Ensure that Club fees are current.
  • Help Coaches to ensure that Athletes exhibit good sportsmanship and respect during practices and competition.
  • Help with administrative functions and at Meets, as appropriate.
  • Be present and supportive.  If you can't attend practice or a Meet, ask your child how they did.
  • Be a cheerleader for all Athletes.  Children crave the praise of adults.  Regardless of place, if an athlete is doing their best, encourage them and praise their efforts.
  • Allow the Coaches to be Coaches.
  • Observe Registration deadlines.  All deadlines will be strictly observed.
  • Communicate to Coaches when athletes will miss practices.

Olathe Athletics athletes will:

  • Arrive on time and be prepared for practice and competition.
  • Have the appropriate clothing, shoes, equipment and water.
  • Be respectful of all adults.
  • Treat other Athletes with respect.
  • Exhibit good sportsmanship on and off the track.
  • Pay attention during practice.
  • Tell Coaches/Parents immediately if an injury occurs.
  • Give 100% at all practices and competitions.
  • Cheer for teammates
  • Talk to Coaches & Parents about concerns/fears.
  • Be a role model for other Athletes.
  • Be responsible for the upkeep of their equipment, clothing and shoes.