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The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship as referenced in “PursuingVictory With Honor” and in the six core principles of character education: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these principles.


Please be advised the Albuquerque Public Schools has a code of expectations for all parents/guardians participating in the athletic experience.  Your cooperation in adhering to the following obligations as a parent/guardian at athletic events is appreciated and necessary to provide the most quality experience for every person participating.


  • I will do my part to make athletics and activities a positive experience for everyone involved (i.e. participants, coaches, officials and spectators)
  •  I will learn and adhere to the policies of school district, school and program and do my best to
  • understand and appreciate the rules of the contest
  • I will encourage good sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy and by being a positive role model at every event and practice
  • I will not engage in any unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, parent or staff member, such as taunting or using profane language or gestures
  • I will demand a safe and healthy environment that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from any use at allathletic events
  •  I will not engage in disparaging dialogue or taunting behavior with officials, players, coaches, parents and other spectators before,       during and after all events
  • I will respect the decisions and authority of officials during competitions
  • I will respect the property and equipment used at any sports or school facility I will show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team
  • I will applaud a good effort in both victory and defeat emphasizing the positive accomplishments and learning from the mistakes


In addition, parents of participants in the Albuquerque Public Schools athletic program are expected to adhere to the following obligations to fully ensure the best possible environment for their child.

  • I will insist my child treat other players, coaches, officials and fans with respect and courtesy regardless of race, sex,   creed or ability
  • I will help my child learn that success is measured by the development of skills, not by winning or losing I will communicate with the coach at the appropriate time and place when I have a concern regarding my child
  • I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others
  • I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices unless I am an official coach
  • I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of my personal desire to win
  • I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participant for making a mistake or blame my player’s teammates or coaches for success or failure in the athletic setting
  •  I will teach my child to respect the decisions of administrators, coaches and officials and will positively model this same behavior
  • I will reinforce the school district’s substance abuse policies with my child and refrain from any use of alcohol and other drugs before of during contests


In the event an adult fails to adhere to and uphold these obligations, the school administration and the school district reserves the right to impose sanctions including disciplinary action that may include, but is not limited to, temporary and/or permanent removal from the activity and expulsion from all future events.

Parent/Coach Communication

Parent/Coach Relationship:

Both parenting and coaching are extremely difficult vocations. By establishing an understanding of each position, we are better able to accept the actions of the other and provide greater benefit to children. As parents, when your children become involved in our program, you have the right to understand what expectations are placed on your child. This begins with clear communication from the coach of your child’s program.

Communication You Should Expect From Your Child’s Coach:

  • Philosophy of the coach.
  • Expectations the coach has for your child as well as all the players on the squad.
  • Locations and times for all practices and contests.
  • Team requirements, i.e., fees, and special equipment.
  • Procedure should your child be injured during participation.
  • Discipline that results in the denial of your child’s participation.

Communication Coaches Expect From Parents:

  • Concerns expressed directly to the coach.
  • Notification of any schedule conflicts well in advance.
  • Specific concern in regard to a coach’s philosophy and/or expectations.

As your children become involved in the programs at Ernie Pyle MS, they will experience some of the most rewarding moments of their lives. It is important to understand that there also may be some times when things do not go the way you or your child wishes. At these times discussion with the coach is encouraged.

Appropriate Concerns To Discuss With Coaches:

  • The treatment of your child, mentally and physically.
  • Ways to help your child improve.
  • Concerns about your child’s behavior. It is very difficult to accept your child’s not playing as much as you hope. Coaches are professionals. They make judgement decisions based on what they believe to be best fro all students involved. As you have seen from the list above, certain things can be and should be discussed with your child’s coach. Other things, such as those below, must be left to the discretion of the coach.

Issues Not Appropriate To Discuss With Coaches:

  • Playing time
  • Team strategy
  • Play calling
  • Other student-athletes

There are situations that may require a conference between the coach and the parent. These are to be encouraged. It is important that both parties involved have a clear understanding of the others position. When these conferences are necessary, the following procedure should be followed to help promote a resolution to the issue of concern.

If You Have A Concern To Discuss With The Coach, This Is The Procedure You Should Follow:

  • Call and set up an appointment.
  • The Ernie Pyle MS telephone number is 505-877-3770.
  •  Please do not attempt to confront a coach before or after a contest or practice. These can be emotional times for both the parent and the coach. Meetings of this nature do not promote resolution.