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Code of Conduct

 

Yorkville Youth Baseball/Softball Players Code of Conduct
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Yorkville Youth Baseball/Softball (YYBS) requires all parents, players & volunteers to abide by a “Code of Conduct” that emphasizes:


Sportsmanship:

  • Be positive role models and do your best to provide other players a positive experience.

  • Display and instill in your teammates family & friends, the principals of good sportsmanship and team play, whether you win or lose.

  • Be aware that the game is for you – not adults.

  • Emphasize that winning is a result of good team work and execution of good fundamentals.


Respect:

  • Always treat other coaches, players, officials and fans with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.

  • Be supportive with the coaches and officials.

  • Never engage in excessive sideline coaching (i.e. no yelling or making calls prior to the umpire; this is not only unsportsmanlike, but in the case of younger umpires can actually influence their calls).

  • Use of any tobacco product is prohibited in and around the field of play.

  • Never use alcohol or any illegal substance at any practice, game or YYBS event.

  • Never physically touch any player with force and/or endanger his/her well being.

  • Refrain from watching the game from behind the backstop.

       

Communication:

  • Never criticize an opposing team, its players, coaches, umpires or fans by word or gesture (i.e. no yelling or “cross talk”across the field).

  • Never ridicule or demean.

  • Never use abusive or profane language.


Professionalism:

  • Represent YYBS in a professional manner at all times.

  • Comply with the decisions of game/league officials and observe all rules, policies and procedures as established or endorsed by the YYBS League (i.e. no arguing with umpires, especially on judgment calls and/or questioning balls and strikes, which may lead to ejection).

    Conduct detrimental to YYBS will not be tolerated and should be considered a violation of the Code of Conduct. Players, coaches, parents and board members have a responsibility to assist the league in the enforcement of the Code of Conduct by informing the President, Vice President or League Representative in signed writing of any questionable conduct. The President, Vice President or League Representative shall notify the Executive Committee, in writing, within 48 hours of receipt.

    In the event of a written report of an alleged Code of Conduct violation from a designated league official, the Executive Committee shall review and investigate the said complaint and take appropriate action, including providing a written response to the reporting party at the conclusion of the Executive Committee’s investigation and review, all within a timely fashion. Violations of the Code of Conduct will result in disciplinary action from the league, including but not limited to, censure, suspension, and revocation of league privileges or ejection from the league. The league Executive Committee shall be responsible for investigating and enforcing the league rules, including the Code of Conduct, bylaws and the constitution.

    I pledge myself to Observe, practice, maintain and abide by this Code of conduct.

    ___________________________________________            _________________________________________

    Signed Team Player                                                                           Name of League and Team



    Violations Requiring Disciplinary Action

    Section I

    Violation:

    Any directing of remarks or actions to a coach, assistant coach, player, spectator or umpire

    that are of a distracting nature.

    Penalty:

    First violation: Written warning

    Second violation (Coaches & Parents): One week suspension from attending practices and games.

    Second violation (Players): One games suspension from attending practices and games.

    Third violation: Indefinite suspension from attending practices and games.

    Second & Third violations can be appealed as stated in Section 5.2 of YYBSA By-Laws


    Section II

    Violation:

    Excessive throwing equipment or damaging the property of YYBSA or fields of use in any way.

    Refusal to follow any league or game rules or removal of a team from the field of play before

    regulation play is done, unless it is done so for player safety.

    Use of tobacco products at any time during games or practices.

    After each game, in the spirit of good sportsmanship, all coaches, assistant coaches and

    players shall form two opposing lines and proceed through a traditional, orderly “handshake

    line”. No coach or player shall avoid participation in this line or exhibit unsportsmanlike

    conduct in the line.

    Penalty:

    First violation (Coaches & Parents): One week suspension from attending practices and games.

    First violation (Players): One games suspension from attending practices and games.

    Third violation: Indefinite suspension from attending practices and games.

    Violations can be appealed as stated in Section 5.2 of YYBSA By-Laws


    Section III

    Violation:

    Verbal threats, use of profanity or actual physical harm towards players, umpires, league

    officials, coaches or spectators.

    Use of or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs at any time during games or practices.

    Penalty:

    First violation: Indefinite suspension from attending practices and games.

    Violations can be appealed as stated in Section 5.2 of YYBSA By-Laws


    Disciplinary Process

    If a manager, coach, player or spectator is removed from a game or otherwise notified by a

    Board member that they have violated the Code of Conduct, that Board Member shall provide a

    written statement describing his/her version of the events and/or other explanation to the

    Executive Board within twenty four hours of the incident or notification.

    It is the responsibility of everyone involved in YYBSA to report violations to this code of conduct to their League Director or another Board member. In the event that that League is notified of a violation of the above guidelines, the Executive Board will conduct an investigation of the facts consisting of interviews with those involved. The Executive Board shall review the statements and gather any other information from other parties that they deem necessary to determine if a further penalty should be assessed.

    Following an investigation of the facts, a determination will be made by the Executive Board and a notification of action will be submitted. The person accused of the violation will be notified of the decision as outlined in Section 5.2 of the YYBSA By-Laws.

    The Executive Board, at its sole discretion, may take disciplinary action to any incident, reported or otherwise, if it feels it is warranted to continue to provide a safe and positive environment for the entire organization and its participants.

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