South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association
R. Shell Dula, Executive Director
P.O. Box 50028
Greenwood, SC 29649
W. Keith Richardson
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SOUTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC COACHES ASSOCIATION
CODE OF ETHICS
As a member of the SCACA, I will …
1.Strive to develop in each athlete the qualities of leadership and good judgment. 2.Respect the integrity and personality of the individual athlete. 3.Encourage the highest standards of conduct and scholastic achievement. 4.Seek to adopt good health habits including the establishment of sound training rules. 5.Fulfill responsibilities to provide health services and an environment free of safety hazards. 6.Exemplify the highest moral character, behavior, and leadership. 7.Provide ethical relationships among coaches. 8.Encourage a respect for all athletics and their values. 9.Maintain a program of team environment that is free of fear, discrimination, abuse, and harassment.
10. Abide by the rules of the game in letter and spirit.
11. Respect the integrity and judgment of sport officials.
12. Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat.
13. Demonstrate a mastery of and continuing interest in coaching principles and techniques through professional improvement.
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Dear Members of the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association,
I am honored to serve as the 68th SCACA President during the 2014-2015 school year. Please know that I have a great appreciation and respect for the members of the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association and the role coaches play in the lives of young people. The strength of our organization is evident by its growing membership that will exceed 6,000 this fall – the largest we have ever been! SCACA strives to support its members and help each member grow as a professional. The SCACA Mission Statement describes our purpose best: to promote, protect and teach the student athletes of South Carolina through effective leadership and the professional development of coaches. Additionally, SCACA sets standards for ethical behavior of its members through our Code of Ethics. I encourage each member to review the SCACA Code of Ethics and reflect its principles. Wins and losses are important, but the opportunity coaches have to develop character and integrity in their athletes is more important. I also hope you will remember that our relationship with FCA and our chaplain, Charles Gee, allows SCACA to provide spiritual support during difficult times. Please do not hesitate to contact Coach Gee if you or a fellow coach is in need.
Please remember the SCACA provides its members with many advantages:
• Provides $1,000,000 Liability insurance coverage for coaching and teaching duties
• Provides $25,000 sexual abuse liability to help provide for defense coverage should a member be served with a suit or summons stemming from sexual abuse or molestation charges.
• Provides free admission to All-Star events (North-South games/matches)
• Qualifies members to be a named Coach of the Year in a sport
• Allows members to attend all sports clinic
• Qualifies members to Coach in All-Star games/matches
• Qualifies members for service award recognitions
• Awards scholarships to eligible children of members with at least 10 years’ service
SCACA is only as strong as its membership. I challenge each member to strive to make our association stronger by getting involved. Finally, I would like to thank each of you for your membership, your continued support of SCACA, and most importantly what you do for the children of South Carolina.
“Kids need Coaches”
George S. Wham Jr., EdD, ATC/SCAT
2014-2015 SCACA President
OUR MISSION IS TO PROMOTE, PROTECT, AND TEACH THE STUDENT ATHLETES OF SOUTH CAROLINA THROUGH EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF COACHES.