LCC develops policy and adds new requirements for coaches
For the past year, LCC has been in the process of developing a Youth Protection
Plan. The first component of this plan is the "Policy and Procedure for Volunteer
Coach Selection." Requirements under the policy include current certifications
in CPR/AED with first aid, SUNY coaching certification and a background check.
The process entails completing an LCC coaching application and a consent form allowing LCC to conduct the background check. These requirements apply
to each sport and season.
Obtaining a background check has become a trend in light of several incidents
that have occurred nationally. New York State's Comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli,
has urged that checks be conducted on all individuals involved in the
"delivery of youth services" in order to ensure the safety of children participating
in those programs as well as limit liability.
LCC sponsors and pays for required training. In the event that an individual
cannot attend an LCC sponsored training session, LCC will reimburse costs to
an individual obtaining training at a different, previously approved venue.
LCC still covers the costs of the background checks as well.
Policy goes into effect this March. Go to Coaches Section to print out forms and information as needed.
Recent Community Council News and Events
Community council meetings are typically the 2nd Wednesday of each
month at the town office. Everyone is encouraged to attend and participate
in the programs that are being offered.
Volunteers are always needed to make the program of the quality we
would like to see. Please join us at our next meeting and share your thoughts.
Leave a message on the LCC phone anytime at 677-7272 or e-mail your
comments and questions to the Recreation Director and /or the
President of the Community Council of the Town of LaFayette.
For your convenience there is a drop box at the community center.
Community Council board is looking for new members. At this time,
female members are needed to keep an even ratio of men and women.
Please call 677-7272 or contact any current member to discuss.
We need dedicated, energetic people!