Newtown High School Athletic Department

Parent-Coach Communication Protocol


The following guidelines have been put in place to clarify the expectations for communication between coach, parent and student-athlete. If a discrepancy or complaint arises:

Chain of Command:

The Newtown High School Athletic Department strongly encourages ourstudent-athletes to advocate forthemselves when working with the coaching staff. This chain of command allows a coach to work first with a student-athlete to resolve any playing time issues or other differences of opinion.

➢ Student Athlete discussion situation with coach at a time and place agreeable by both parties.

➢ Parent discusses situation with coach and student-athlete.

➢ Student-athlete/parent discuss situation with Athletic Director.