Vertical Communication Model

Vertical Communication Model

The relationship we have between the athletic department and the community we serve must include a foundation built on strong communication. This includes communication with both the players and their parents/guardians. We feel that by following this vertical communication model, we will best serve our community. 

 

  1. Coach and Player
    1. Our goal is to teach our student athletes to have conversations rather than confrontations with their coaches and the adults in their lives.
    2. Coaches will have conversations with all their student athletes so that each individual can articulate their role on the team. 
    3. If at anytime a player has any questions or concerns, we encourage them to meet with their coach to have a conversation. 
    4. Coaches will also utilize a technological platform (Groupme, Remind) of their choice to communicate with student athletes throughout the season. This will only be used to communicate with the entire team. 
  2. Parent and Coach
    1. If a student athlete is still unsure of their role on the team following a conversation with the coach, we welcome the parent/guardian to reach out to the coach to continue the conversation. 
    2. Coaches will also send out weekly updates that will be posted on the team’s webpage, and also linked within weekly emails. 
  3. Parent and Athletic Director/Assistant Athletic Director
    1. Following the conversation with the coach, if the parent/guardian still has questions or concerns, we welcome the parent to, then, reach out to the athletic director/assistant athletic director to continue the conversation. 
  4. Parent and Principal
    1. Following the conversation with the athletic director/assistant athletic director, if the parent/guardian still has questions or concerns, we welcome the parent/guardian to contact the building principal to continue the conversation. 
  5. Parent and Superintendent
    1. Following the conversation with the building principal, if the parent/guardian still has questions or concerns, we welcome them to contact the superintendent’s office to continue the conversation.