Chain of Command
NYAA Program: Cheer
Policy: Chain of Command
The following policy and procedure will identify the chain of command and how it should be used:
The Cheer Director is responsible for the coordination, management, implementation and leadership of the entire Cheer program.
The Head Coach of each division and the Director are responsible for the management, leadership and strategy of the individual teams. This includes mentoring and managing the assistant coaches, coaching and managing the players.
Cheerleader are responsible for attending as many practices and games as possible, having an attitude of willingness to learn and work hard, but most of all, conducting themselves in the highest degree of sportsmanship possible.
Parents are responsible to participate in watching as many practices and games as possible, to encourage their young Cheerleader to work hard and play with a high degree of sportsmanship, encourage coaches, other players and families, and most importantly conduct themselves in a high degree of sportsmanship and follow the NYAA code of conduct. Parents, at no time, are allowed on the practice field unless you feel your child is in immediate danger. This is for the safety of the parents, players and coaches.
In the event a problem or concern arises that the parent needs to address with a coach, the following procedure will be followed:
- If it is concerning a safety issue, the parent should bring the issue to the attention of an assistant coach, head coach, or the Cheer director IMMEDIATELY.
- If it is concerning your Cheerleaders position, or other issue that occurred during a practice, please contact the HEAD COACH via phone or email after the practice. The Head Coach will respond either via phone or schedule a time to speak with you within 24 hours of the call or email.
- If it is concerning your Cheerleaders position, or other issue that occurred during a game, the head coach may not be contacted in any way, shape or form for at least 24 hours. After 24 hours, the coach may be contacted or addressed by email, by phone. Upon initial contact, the coach may elect, at her sole discretion, to address the issue immediately or schedule a time to address the issue, not to exceed 30 hours.
- If the parent, after addressing the issue with the head coach is still not satisfied or the head coach has exceeded the time frames above, the parent shall contact the Cheer director.
- If the parent, after addressing the issue with the Cheer Director is still not satisfied, the parent may take their issue to the NYAA Board of Directors.