The following is part of the training that all FCPS coaches have received from FCPS.
Conflicts of Interest - An employee of FCPS may not advertise, promote or direct a student to any business entity in which they are employed, they own or otherwise have financial interest.
Coaches may not direct athletes to a specific camp, clinic, team or league.
Coaches may not be involved in the selection, direction or placement of high school athletes in a specific clinic, camp, on a team or in a particular league.
Coaches may not promote any business or encourage involvement in any business in which they or members of their family have a financial interest.
If coaches are compensated by a clinic, camp, team or league they can not use their high school position to promote or direct the placement of any student.
If a coach is called by a business and offered the opportunity to bring “x” number of students to a clinic, camp, team or league for instruction and the coach participates, the coach is most likely ” coaching out of season”.
It is a conflict of interest if the coach is paid or otherwise compensated by the organization for the students you direct/send/bring to a clinic, team or league.
Coaches may not provide telephone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses to businesses or parents interested in contacting students.
Coaches should not be actively involved in the organization of any out of season activities that are not open to all students.
Coaches should not be selecting teams for out of season leagues, nor should coaches be recommending who should be on what out of season team where participation is limited.
These are just part of the rules that all FCPS coaches need to follow.