Mississippi Association of Coaches

Code of Ethics

As a professional educator, I will:
  1. Exemplify the highest moral character, behavior and leadership.
  2. Respect the integrity and personality of the individual athlete.
  3. Abide by the rules of the game in letter and in spirit.
  4. Respect the integrity and judgment of sports officials.
  5. Demonstrate a mastery of and continuing interest in coaching principles and techniques through professional involvement.
  6. Encourage a respect for all athletes and their values.
  7. Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat.
  8. Promote ethical relationships among coaches.
  9. Fulfill responsibilities to provide health services and an environment free of safety hazards.
  10. Encourage the highest standards of conduct and scholastic achievement among all athletes.
  11. Seek to inculcate good health habits including the establishment of sound training rules.
  12. Strive to develop in each athlete the qualities of leadership, initiative, and good judgment.