INFC RULES PERTAINING TO COACHES
The head coach is responsible for their sideline. If a sideline coach is not wearing the certification, the coach in question will be removed from the
sideline and prohibited from coaching.
The number of non-player personnel on each football team’s, sideline shall not exceed a total of eight (8). This eight (8) include all coaches, manager, play counters, or water aids. Any coaching of players must be by a certified coach. The Head coach will be held accountable for their sideline personnel and any violation of this rule.
One coach from each team must attend the mandatory coaches meeting. Failure to comply will result in a $200.00 team fine. All games will be forfeited until such fine is paid to INFC. Persons caught in an attempt to falsify attendance for another coach will be suspended for the season.
All new coaches must attend an INFC orientation prior to the first INFC scheduled game. Failure to attend will result in that person being removed from coaching for that season.
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR ALL SPIRIT COACHING STAFF
Section 1. The rules governing the tackle, flag and spirit programs as well as member's rules and regulations are set by the Board of Directors of BAYFA. The Board of Directors will acknowledge and hold firm any and all rules and policies set by the conference or league of which BAYFA is a member. These rules and regulations will be applied throughout the regular tackle football season and competition season. The spirit season will be determined annually by BAYFA and will continue until the last football game for recreation squads or end of competition season competition squads, prior approval must be received by BAYFA Spirit Director for any extension.
Section 2. The Club President is empowered with the authority to limit, restrict, or make changes as deemed necessary.
Section 3. If a circumstance, rule and/or regulation falls into a “gray” area, approval and/or clarification must be obtained from the Club President and/or Spirit Director.
Section 4. A child’s health and well-being will be the first objective for any coach.
Section 5. A coach will not be permitted to use profanity, abusive language, alcohol, and tobacco of any kind or conduct herself/himself in a manner that could be deemed offensive. This rule will apply to all practices and games.
Section 6. A coach will not transport any participant to or from practices or games.
Section 7. Coaches will notify the BAYFA Spirit Director or Club President if a problem or situation arises. A coach will rationally discuss with a parent/guardian any problem or situation which may arise. A coach is expected to resolve any grievance. If a solution is not reached, the coach is expected to direct the grievance to the BAYFA Spirit Director or Club President.
Section 8. All coaches and participants must participate in the BAYFA fundraiser. Failure to do so may result in the dismissal of a coach, coaches and/or the violating participants.
Section 9. Coaches will be held responsible for any and all moneys and/or merchandise collected from the participants during the BAYFA fundraiser.
Section 10. All coaches must follow BAYFA Approved Demerit System. (See page 20)
Section 11. A coach will adhere to all rules and regulations as set forth by BAYFA and the Conference with which BAYFA is affiliated.
Section 12. Violation of these rules by a coach of BAYFA may result in one or more of the following:
a. Probation d. Suspension limited to a lifetime
b. Fine e. Forfeiture of right to compete local and/or national
c. NYSCA certification removal f. Any action deemed appropriate by BAYFA
CERTIFICATIONS AND CLINICS
Section 1. Each head coach and all members of the coaching staff will be required to complete a coaching application and contract for board approval. All coaches will be voted on and approved by the BAYFA Board of Directors annually. However, any coach can and will be removed from his/her position if necessary. BAYFA reserves the right not to disclose reason/reasons for dismissal.
Section 2. Each head coach and all members of the coaching staff will be ASEP certified in cheerleading/Pom. A copy of certification must be provided to the BAYFA Spirit Director upon annual receipt of new card.
Section 3. Each head coach and all members of the coaching staff will be required to attend a Coaches Clinic to be conducted by BAYFA. The purpose of this clinic is to make each coach aware of certain safety issues involved in the sport of cheerleading/dance. (Proper tumbling and stunting techniques will also be addressed. A coach will not be allowed to teach tumbling techniques.) No Coach will be allowed to spot a participant. Participant must be able to execute on their own or the skill may not be done.
Section 4. In addition to the BAYFA Coaches Clinic, one coach from each spirit squad must attend the INFC Coaches Clinic/Meeting. The purpose of this clinic is to make each coach aware of certain safety issues involved in the sport of cheerleading, clarification of INFC rules as they apply, and proper stunting techniques will also be addressed. Failure to comply will result in a $200.00 team fine. The find paid may not come from team funds. All Spirit squads will not be allowed to cheer at any INFC game until such fines are paid to INFC.