The Buffalo Diocese has released an updated "Elementary Athletic Handbook
" The Handbook
includes rules and guidelines for all of our sports leagues. Also within this handbook there are parents and player code of ethics, coaches agreement and code of ethics and sports team rosters (which are all required to be submitted to the Diocese this year). Please read through this handbook and make sure each league you participate in follows Diocesan Standards.
The Diocese of Buffalo requires all coaches to attend the "Protecting God's Children" seminar before beginning any coordinated activity with the students. This seminar is the only formal requirement to coach. It is a seminar you only have to take once and is offered at many different dates and locations within the Diocese. Please go to the National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc. VIRTUS Online web site
for more details. Click here
for a list of upcoming sessions in the Buffalo area.