Junior Coaching Communication Policy

Communication Policy – Junior Development & Emerging Coaching

For junior development and emerging clients working with a Front Runner coach on a personal program, the following communication protocols are preferred to ensure reliable communication between yourself and your coach.

Preferred communication protocols

  • The primary means of coaching communication should be via one on one meetings
  • The preference for one on one meetings is face to face, but where there is an athlete/parent preference, or athletes are not local, virtual catch ups will be organised

For communications between one on one meetings:

  • Phone call or message* for urgent queries/emergencies (feedback needed immediately). *Messaging default is via SMS but may include Messenger, WhatsApp etc. pending discussion and agreement between athlete and coach.
  • Email for all other queries. The coach will respond within 24h or as needed
  • If an athlete <18y has their own phone, the parent(s)/guardian(s) must give permission to allow communication between the coach & athlete, otherwise all contact must be made via the parent’s/guardian’s phone.
  • Any communication made via an athlete’s personal phone will be related to their running only.

If you have any queries or concerns with this, please liaise directly with your personal coach.

Meetings

Review meetings between the Front Runner Coach, athlete (<18y) and parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to be split as follows:

  • ~50% of the initial meeting time between the coach, athlete and parent(s)/guardian(s)
  • The remain time between the coach and athlete

Our rationale is to encourage increased direct communication between the coach and athlete to assist the coach in managing the athlete’s long term and holistic development.

DECLARATION, WAIVER AND RELEASE – PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST AUTHORISE IF UNDER 18.

In consideration of, and as a condition of acceptance of my child’s involvement in the Front Runner Junior Development or Emerging Program, I declare and agree with the above policy:

Athlete’s Name                                                                                                                

Parent/Guardian’s Name

Coach’s Name                                      

Parent/Guardian’s Signature & Date                                                                      

Coach’s Signature & Date