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Failure to Teach

(Coaches must teach fundamentals in their particular sports and protective skills.)

a. Coaches must teach the athlete to protect himself/herself.

b. Coaches must teach proper fundamentals of the game.

c. If an athlete is praised or encouraged for performing an improper skill, it will come back

to haunt the coach.

d. Negligent entrustment means entrusting authority/activity to one who is not qualified to

carry out that particular authority/activity, which includes:

i. Assistant coaches

ii. Volunteer coaches

  • Coaches' Areas of Liability