Youth safety and wellbeing

Athletic program objectives

We believe that all children should have the opportunity to participate in a program that supports their growth by providing a safe and fun environment to play sports.  Our goal is to develop lifelong athletes through a youth athletics program with intentional focuses, desired outcomes and age-appropriate modifications. Please view the Mebane Recreation & Parks Department Athletic Program Objectives for a better understanding of how our program is designed for kids.

Youth protection policy

The City's Youth Protection Policy provides practices that will protect youth from incidents of misconduct or inappropriate behavior. All adults working with youth under the age of 18 at any City sponsored events are expected to read, understand, agree to, and abide by this policy.

Coach code of ethics

Coaches must agree to the Coach Code of Ethics.

Parent code of ethics

Parents must agree to the Parent Code of Ethics at time of registration.

Concussion management program

The City adopted a Concussion Management policy to provide safe practices that will protect youth from the potential for serious complications from concussions. The policy outlines guidelines for parents, coaches, and staff in dealing with possible concussions. These are general guidelines and must not be used in place of a proper medical examination. All participants must read and agree to this policy when they register for programs.

Heat policy

To minimize risk to young athletes, the City of Mebane adheres to the Alamance Parks Heat Policy for Youth Athletics. This policy says how often water breaks should occur based on heat and humidity levels.

Background checks

The City of Mebane is dedicated to the protection of our young athletes. All coaches must complete a background check before stepping on the field/court with the participants. The City uses BIB as the exclusive background check provide, a company that is endorsed by NRPA as their official provider. 

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