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WORTHINGTON YOUTH BOOSTERS 2013
SOFTBALL CODE OF CONDUCT


Our goal is to help each player improve her skills, increase her knowledge of softball, play against quality and have fun.   We expect everyone affiliated with our program to adhere to this code of conduct and the principles embodied in it.


PLAYERS  --  I will

Respect my teammates and opponents.

Control my temper.

Respect the umpires – and call them “Mr. Umpire” or “Sir,” not “Blue.”

Play hard at all times.

Not use tobacco, alcohol, or drugs.

PARENTS  -- I will

Encourage good sportsmanship by supporting the players and coaches at every game and practice.

Understand that the emotional and physical well-being of the players is more important than winning.  

Realize that everyone makes mistakes, and I will support the players, coaches, and umpires because I know that whatever the result, they are trying their best.  

Support the coaches and umpires and will not interfere with them during games and practices.

Ensure that my player arrives at practices and games at the time requested by the coach.

Promote a drug and alcohol free sports environment for the players and refrain from their use at all youth sports events.

Ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans, and officials with respect regardless of race, creed, sex, nationality, economic level, appearance, and ability.

Abide by the team rules, control my emotions, and have the proper respect for the players and fans of all teams.  

Follow the direction of any coach, umpire, or league official if my behavior causes me to be asked to leave.  If I do not leave, I am aware that my child may be removed from the game and that my daughter’s team may forfeit the game.  I am aware that repeated offenses or extreme offenses could result in my child being removed from a team.

Pay all required participation fees prior to the due dates set by my coach and the softball program.  

I will not address a negative issue with a coach until sufficient time has passed to ensure that I am logical and helpful, rather than emotional and unconstructive.  



COACHES  -- I will

Treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development for this age group.

Realize that everyone makes mistakes and support the players, coaches, and umpires because I know that, whatever the result, they are trying their best.  

Do my best to provide a safe playing environment for my players.

Review and practice basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries to my players.

Do my best to organize practices that are challenging and fun for all of my players.

Provide an environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and refrain from their use at all youth sporting events.

Be knowledgeable about the rules of our league.  

Hold a parent meeting at the beginning of the season and hold meetings as needed during the season to reinforce the importance of fun, sportsmanship, cooperation, and WYB League philosophy.

Promote ethical behavior and good sportsmanship by players and fans.

Teach my players to be responsible for their own behavior during practices and games.

Support umpires and league officials in their efforts to control the games and I agree to stop any game that is out of control.  

Stress fair play, civility, and common decency toward opponents and officials.

Address problems early and let fans and players know that behavior contrary to these rules will not be tolerated.    

Teach my team the importance of being gracious in both victory and defeat.

Not allow myself or my team to discriminate against or make fun of another team’s players or fans for any reason.   

Do my best to abide by this Code of Conduct.


PLAYERS, PARENTS, AND COACHES

I understand that deliberate or repeated disregard of this Code may result in disciplinary action or dismissal from the travel baseball program.  

Name:________________________________ Signature: ______________________________ Date: ________

Name:________________________________ Signature: ______________________________ Date: ________

Name:________________________________ Signature: ______________________________ Date: ________