Ladycat Organization Policy & Procedure
As a youth-serving organization, the Ladycat Organization considers the safety, health, and well being of the youth in our programs a top priority. Therefore, we have implemented the following policies and procedures to help maintain safety of all those involved in our program.
All policies and procedures are subject to addition, change, or modification as needed/required by applicable law or by the Ladycat Organization.
In accordance with Concussion Awareness Act passed in Nebraska,
- Requirement of all coaches to pass a concussion certification course.
- If a player is exhibits or reasonable belief of a concussion has occurred, the coach must remove the player from play and notify the Director of Operations for the Ladycat organization of details of the situation.
- If a player suffers a concussion outside of participation with the Ladycat Organization, notification by the parent to the Director of Operations is requested for documentation purposes.
- The player will not be allowed to return to play or practice of any kind under both instances mentioned above until written approval from both their licensed physician and a parent/guardian.
Reports of Abuse of any Kind
We prohibit abuse and strive to proactively address reports of this type of conduct, even if it means that someone will be embarrassed or upset. We want to hear about problems or concerns, and we will strive to act on them in a fair way in accordance with our policies.
We will report suspected abuse to the proper law enforcement agencies.
The Ladycat Organization has adopted the following Policy and Procedures in an effort to provide a safe environment for our coaches, athletes, and their families.
- Use of degrading language or behavior. Coaches are also responsible for stopping disrespectful behavior between team members, including but not limited to any form of harassment.
- Threatening or intentionally inflicting physical injury upon anyone, especially a minor. Coaches are also responsible for stopping threatening behavior by players.
- Making any sexual advance, engaging in other verbal, or physical conduct with a minor. Any abuse of this nature will be reporting to the proper channels per our program policy.
- Non-organization related one-adult/one-child interaction except in an emergency where following this policy would be dangerous to the child. In an emergency situation, the coach or volunteer must contact a representative of the organization to inform him or her of this contact and the reason for it. If a child is receiving individual instruction or working with a private coach in a non group setting, this activity must be in a public setting rather than behind closed doors or have a parent/guardian in attendance.
Coaching & Volunteer Requirements
- Volunteer Application – Every coach and volunteer working with youth must complete adhere to our organization’s written expectations of any appropriate background information, disclosure of any prior claims or allegations of sexual abuse, violence, or other inappropriate conduct. ** For those already assigned to team prior to policy placement, requirement to pass a background check to maintain affiliation with organization. Failure to do will result in suspension from team until requirement is met**
- Screening – Director of Operations or designated representative(s) of the organization will interview each prospective coach/volunteer.
- Background Check – All current and potential coaches will be subject to a background check, including appropriate inquiries regarding any previous record of sexual abuse, violence or other unlawful activity deemed appropriate by the organiation. This background check will be updated at least every five (5) years for each coach.
- Any issues will be reviewed and acceptance or other stipulations will be determined at that point in time to maintain affiliation with the organization.