CHAIN OF COMMAND
THE CHAIN OF COMMAND
At the start of each season, the Peace River Conference Officers are inundated with e-mail and phone calls from parents and coaches about problems with their various Associations.
Here is a reminder to all as to whom you should contact in the event of a problem.
If there is a problem with your child's team or coach, the Chain of Command is as follows-
Team Parent - Head Coach - Athletic or Spirit Director - Association President - Association Board of Directors.
When do you contact Conference? There are only three people from your Association who can contact Conference, your Association President, Athletic Director and Spirit Director. If you have an issue that you believe should come to the attention of the Conference,please do this through one of your three Conference Representatives. If you have a grievance with your Association Board of Directors, then and only then may you submit a FORMAL grievance IN WRITING to the President of Peace River Conference.
AT NO TIME DO YOU EVER CALL A CONFERENCE OFFICER ON THE PHONE!
When do I contact National Pop Warner? In a word, NEVER! National Pop Warner doesn't hear complaints from anyone. Decisions of the Peace River Conference are FINAL! If you contact National, it will be kicked back to the Conference and you can guarantee that someone will either be fined or suspended for going beyond the chain of command!
ALWAYS try to resolve the issue within the team before going up to chain. Remember, your Association Officers are there to make sure that football and spirit teams are run according to the rules; they are NOT there to tell coaches how or who to coach.