2020 Cal Poly State FFA Judging Finals

Agriculture Teachers and Coaches Code of Conduct for CDEs

As an educator and role model, agriculture teachers and coaches shall maintain a high level of professionalism at the Career Development Events (CDEs).

Before a contest, every coach of each career development team shall:
1.1 Inform students of contest rules;
1.2 Be aware of schedules;
1.3 Make sure their chapter is in good standing with the FFA;
1.4 Prepare students for contest content and safety guidelines;
1.5 Be a good adult role model.

During a contest every coach of a career development team shall:
2.1 Assist contest officials when needed;
2.2 Abide by rules and expectations for that particular event including but not limited to rules regarding physical location;
2.3 Ensure student cell phones are not in use;
2.4 Act in a professional and ethical manner.

After the contest every coach of a career development team shall;
3.1 Conduct themselves in a professional manner during critique and awards;
3.2 Treat contest officials and other field days committee members with respect;
3.3 Be a good role model for their team;
3.4 Model good sportsmanship;
3.5 Present any protests or inquiries in written form;
3.6 The coach shall attend curricular code revisions if possible.

At any time in relation to CDEs, coaches shall:
4.1 Behave in a professional manner;
4.2 Refrain from knowingly providing misleading or incorrect information
4.3 Avoid creating or taking part in confrontational situations involving contest officials or field day committee members;
4.4 Follow contest rules or guidelines;
4.5 Avoid encouraging or allowing any student to break contest rules;
4.6 Avoid communicating with students during the contest;
4.7 Avoid intentionally putting a student or another person in harms way.

If a contest supervisor finds a coach to be in violation of the Code of Conduct, the said contest supervisor will submit an official letter to the CATA Governing Board. If in agreement of this code violation then the CATA Governing Board will send a letter to that coach’s administration. The said coach could also be banned from all State Finals the following calendar year.

Host: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo 
Web Page: http://www.aged.calpoly.edu
Contact: Kari Roose 
Email: kroose@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805-756-2803
Event Date: 5/2/2020
Priority Registration Opening Date: 1/31/2020
Registration Opening Date: 1/31/2020
Late Registration Date: 4/17/2020
Late Registration Closing Date: 4/23/2020

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