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OSAA Support and Equity Resources

Title IX Resources

Contact Information

K.T. Emerson, OSAA Assistant Executive Director, (503) 682-6722 x227, kte@osaa.org
Karin Moscon, ODE Education Specialist, Civil Rights, (503) 947-5706, karin.moscon@state.or.us
Tim Sell, Office for Civil Rights, Seattle Office, (206) 607-1639, timothy.sell@ed.gov

Title IX Funding and Booster Club Resources

OSAA/ODE Title IX Self-Evaluation Toolkit for Athletic Programs

Title IX Webinars

Additional Title IX Resources

Event Toolkits

Required PA Announcement

Athletic Directors and Administrators

District/School Level

  1. District/School discipline structure for incidents regarding discrimination or harassment
    1. Code of Conduct
    2. » Oregon Department of Education: Guidance on Discriminatory Harassment and Bullying in Student Activities and Athletics
  2. District follow through protocols when an incident of harassment or discrimination occurs
    1. Training on follow through by the district/school employee
    2. District/School complaint process
  3. Review of District/School policies supporting administrative designee coverage at events
    1. Spectator Conduct
    2. Signage or roster pages that include spectator expectations
    3. » Stayton High School's example for back of roster sheet- Field
      » Stayton High School's example for back of roster sheet- Gym
      » NWOC League example for expectations signage at events
      » OSAA Event Management Suggestions
    4. Training for admin representative for incident response: Unruly spectator or participant
    5. School Board Policy development regarding spectator conduct
  4. District/School protocol on filing a complaint with the OSAA:
  5. Coaches trainings/meetings including district professional development and equity work
    1. Equity conversations regarding underrepresented populations
    2. Culturally competent professional development for coaching
    3. Time allotted during coaches meetings to address common concerns from various teams to develop a collaborative support structure
    4. Align athletics and activities goals with school and district/school goals
  6. Recruitment of event management team and coaches with an intent to diversify the adults available to support students
    1. Intentionality in hiring event management
  7. Media campaign focusing on equity and sportsmanship
    1. Buy in program for district/school for sportsmanship

Community Topics

  1. Field rental agreements
    1. Community group must have non-discrimination policy
    2. Protocol in place when an incident of harassment or discrimination occurs
  2. Suggestions for youth programs regarding discriminatory occurances
    1. Spectator Conduct expectations
    2. Training for youth programs for incident response: Unruly spectator or participant
    3. School board policies shared with youth programs regarding facility use expectations
  3. Media campaign
    1. Direct messaging at expected behaviors

League Topics

  1. Event management and communication
  2. Standard Operating Procedures in place for event protocols
    1. Public address announcements aligned with league goals and expectations
    2. Incident response protocols for unruly spectators or participants
    3. Required communication prior to events
  3. League student leadership meetings
    1. Bring students, coaches and administrators together to develop common goals and language regarding sportsmanship
    2. Media campaign: Direct messaging at expected behaviors

Event Staff Preparation

  1. Premeeting with event staff regarding event details and possible needs
    » Coaches Code of Ethics
    » Supervision Guidelines
    » Public address messages
    » Sportsmanship Flyer
    » Sportsmanship Guidebook

Free NFHS Courses and Articles

  1. Courses for coaches:
    » NFHS Bullying, Hazing and Inappropriate Behaviors
    » NFHS Engaging Effectively with Parents
  2. Courses for Students:
    » Captains Course
    » Hazing Prevention for Students
  3. Courses for Parents:
    » Positive Sport Parenting
    » NFHS Video: The Parent Seat
  4. Courses for Everyone:
    » Sportsmanship
  5. Articles:
    » Our Schools, Ballfields, and Gyms must remain free of Hate and Bigotry
    » NFHS: There is No Constitutional Right to be a Bully
    » NFHS: Explaining Education Based Athletics to Parents
    » Dear Colleague Letter: October 26, 2010 Office of Civil Rights
    » Oregon Anti-Bullying Laws and Policies

Coaches

Coach Conduct

  1. High School Coaches Conduct: High School coaches influence not only the conduct of their players but also the conduct of their spectators. Please remember these key components to a successful event
  2. When dealing with an official, coaches must approach the situation in a businesslike and professional manner. Coaches should also know the correct protocol for conferencing with an official. If coaches know this process, then captains should also know the same process
  3. Opposing coaches must shake hands publicly before the game-Players should do the same
  4. Coaches must read situations of each game- When a player is starting to lose control of their emotions, then finding a way to substitute the athlete and communicate with them
  5. Head coaches are responsible for their players as well as all of their assistant coaches- It is important for a head coach to lead effectively
  6. When there is an issue present on the court reported by an athlete (discriminatory harassment, bullying, etc) the head coach as a responsibility to report the incident to event management and/or the officials

Player Conduct

  1. Players should refrain from showing surprise or irritation with a call made by an official
  2. Players should not “play to the crowd” nor should they attempt to communicate with the spectators throughout the game
  3. Harassing of opponents shall not be tolerated
  4. Players of opposing teams should shake hands before the game showing the crowd that they are prepared to compete while maintaining a respectful environment
  5. When there is an issue present on the court reported by an athlete (discriminatory harassment, bullying, etc) the head coach as a responsibility to report the incident to event management and/or the officials

Free NFHS Courses and Articles

  1. Courses for coaches:
    » NFHS Bullying, Hazing and Inappropriate Behaviors
    » NFHS Engaging Effectively with Parents
  2. Courses for Students:
    » Captains Course
    » Hazing Prevention for Students
  3. Courses for Parents:
    » Positive Sport Parenting
    » NFHS Video: The Parent Seat
  4. Courses for Everyone:
    » Sportsmanship
  5. Articles:
    » Our Schools, Ballfields, and Gyms must remain free of Hate and Bigotry
    » NFHS: There is No Constitutional Right to be a Bully
    » NFHS: Explaining Education Based Athletics to Parents
    » Memo to Parents: Stop Criticizing High School Officials
    » NFHS:Parent Self-Assessment

Parents

Students

Player Conduct

  1. Players should refrain from showing surprise or irritation with a call made by an official
  2. Players should not “play to the crowd” nor should they attempt to communicate with the spectators throughout the game
  3. Harassing of opponents shall not be tolerated
  4. Players of opposing teams should shake hands before the game showing the crowd that they are prepared to compete while maintaining a respectful environment
  5. When there is an issue present on the court reported by an athlete (discriminatory harassment, bullying, etc) the head coach as a responsibility to report the incident to event management and/or the officials

Free NFHS Courses and Articles

  1. Courses for Students:
    » Captains Course
    » Hazing Prevention for Students

Videos and other resources for Students

  1. » Positive Coaching Alliance: Sports are What I do, Not Who I am
    » Positive Coaching Alliance: Embracing Mistakes to Become your Best
    » Positive Coaching Alliance: Time Management Tools When You Have Too Much to Do
    » Positive Coaching Alliance: Athletes are in Charge of Their Own Destinies