The Mississauga Olympians Track and Field Athletic Association is a not for profit community-based association who provides training and competitions for children and youth aged 5-18 of all abilities. The club provides a safe coaching and training environment to maximize each athlete’s performance in events such as sprints, and distance running. The team trains two days- three days a week and compete in local, provincial and international competitions.
Our mission is to provide a program to enhance fitness levels and promote healthy lifestyles. We want our athletes to have fun and to reach their full potential as a track and field athlete and an individual. We do this by introducing our athletes to the many different events involved with track and field and let them choose what event or events they would like to take part in. Our program is aimed to enhance our athlete’s self-esteem, improve skill and technique, build confidence and leadership, learn the value of teamwork, make lasting friendships while having fun and enjoying the sport of track and field.
Our team is made up of dedicated volunteers and coaching staff that have been trained in the sport of athletics and child development. Our approach to coaching is one of Respect of Participants; Responsible Coaching; Integrity and Honoring Our Sport. We believe that every child can reach their true potential if given the proper tools.
Our club prides ourselves on treating everyone with respect on and off the track. Please take the time to read our code of conducts:
PARENTS CODE OF CONDUCT
Parents are expected to support and encourage their child (ren).
Help their child learn that success is experienced in the development of their skills and that they can feel good about themselves, win or lose.
Parents are expected to encourage and support healthy living through such things as appropriate nutrition and rest.
Be a positive role model through their own actions to make sure their child has the best athletic experience possible.
Be a “team” fan, not a “my kid” fan.
Show respect for the opposing athletes, coaches, spectators and support groups.
Be respectful of all officials’ decisions.
Praise athletes in their attempt to improve themselves as athletes and as people.
Gain an understanding and appreciation for the rules of the sport.
Recognize and show appreciation for outstanding achievement by an athlete.
Take time to talk with coaches in an appropriate manner, including proper time and place, if there is a concern.
Parents are expected to assist children to get to practice regularly and on time.
Inform Coaches if your child will be attending a meet by the time requested by the coach
Respect the Coaches decision when it comes to events your child will be participating in.
Constant breach of the parent code of conduct can result in verbal and or written reprimand, club suspension and or club release
ATHLETES CODE OF CONDUCT And RESPONSIBILITIES
Athletes are expected to do their best, play by the rules of the game, and accept losing and winning graciously.
Athletes are expected to display a positive and consistent work ethic.
Athletes are expected to treat others as they wish to be treated.
Athletes are expected to be attentive to their coaches and to follow coaching directives and suggestions.
Athletes are expected to refrain from the use of demeaning or belittling language.
Athletes are expected to arrive at practices and meets at the times designated by their coaches.
Athletes should be ready to go at least 5 minutes before practice.
Athletes are expected to arrive ready to compete and represent their team
Athletes are expected to bring any concerns they may have to the attention of their coaches and their parents, knowing it will be dealt with in a confidential manner.
Athletes will receive at least two days each week and technical leadership from coaches.
Athletes must pay their own facilities training fees to the Toronto Track & Field Centre at York University.
Athletes and parents are responsible for making their own arraignments for travelling to practices and competitions.
Athletes are to wear the club competitive uniform in all designated competitions.
Constant breach of the Athletes code of conduct can result in verbal and or written reprimand, club suspension and or club release
COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT
The function of a coach is to ensure a positive experience for all athletes regardless of ability. Each athlete should be treated with the utmost respect, and his or her welfare should be considered in decisions by the coach at all times. As a coach, you will
Be a positive role model for the athletes and demonstrate fair play and sportsmanship
Act professionally and take responsibility for your actions.
Be aware that you have a tremendous influence on the education of the athletes and, thus, shall never place the value of winning above the value of instilling the highest ideals of character.
Exert your influence to enhance sportsmanship by my assistant coaches, players, parents and those associated with my team with special emphasis on respecting the rights, dignity and worth of athletes, coaches, other volunteers, friends and spectators.
Respect and support meet officials and not indulge in conduct which would incite players or spectators against the officials.
Ensure your language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation demonstrate high standards of professionalism as you are a representative of Mississauga Olympians Association
Provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for practices and competition.
Exhibit sound injury and risk management practices and will encourage athletes to seek medical advice when required.
Provide a sports environment that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and refrain from their use while coaching
Be fair, considerate and honest with athletes and communicate with athletes using simple, clear language.
Remain fair and impartial and select the best team to represent the club when needed
Will not actively recruit players from the Mississauga Olympians Association, with the intent of having them leave and join another club.
Constant breach of the Coaches code of conduct can result in verbal and or written reprimand, club suspension and or club release