|Code of Conduct
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Coaches Code of Conduct |
Player Code of Conduct
League believes in the power of youth baseball and softball to teach life
lessons that build stronger individuals and communities. The essential elements
of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of
sportsmanship and six core principles:
The highest potential of sports is achieved when
competition reflects these six pillars of character. Parents should read,
understand and sign this document prior to their children participating in our
- Good Citizenship
Guardian Code of Conduct
Sunnyvale Little League strives to
create a positive atmosphere where children learn the game of baseball, develop
values, and have fun.
In accordance with
recommendations from Little League, SVLL has
implemented the following Parent / Guardian Code of Conduct. By giving careful
thought to these codes and putting effort into living up to them, you can help
create this positive atmosphere. All members of the SVLL community have a role
to play in this effort. Parents should read, understand and sign this form
prior to their children participating in our league.
Parents / Guardians who do not
live up to this code of conduct will be prohibited from attending games and may
have their child(ren)'s playing privileges suspended at the discretion of the
- I will not force my child to participate in sports.
- I will remember that children participate to have
fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.
- I will inform the coach of any physical disability
or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
- I will learn the rules of the game and the policies
of the league.
- I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for
my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by
demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and
spectators at every game, practice or other league event.
- I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of
unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, parent or spectator
such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language
- I will not encourage any behaviors or practices
that would endanger the health and well being of the athletes.
- I will demand that my child treat other players,
coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed,
color, gender or ability.
- I will teach my child to play by the rules and to
resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
- I will teach my child that doing ones best is
more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the
outcome of a game or his/her performance.
- I will praise my child for competing fairly and
trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.
- I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other
participants for making a mistake or losing a competition.
- I will emphasize skill development and practices
and how they benefit my child over winning. I will also de-emphasize games and
competition in the lower age groups.
- I will promote the emotional and physical wellbeing
of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to
- I will respect the officials and their authority
during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game
field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and
- I will remember and appreciate that Managers and
Coaches are volunteering their time for the benefit of my child, and will do my
best to make sure my child is on time for games and practices.
- I will notify my childs manager ahead of time
when possible if they will be missing a game or practice.
- I will demand a sports environment for my child
that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use
at all sports events.
- I will refrain from coaching my child or other
players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of
and Coaches Code of Conduct
Sunnyvale Little League promotes
a positive coaching environment for all players. Toward that end, all managers
and coaches must adhere to the following standards of conduct and behavior.
Managers / Coaches who do not abide
by this code of conduct may have their coaching privileges suspended at the
discretion of the league.
- Develop and encourage players to do their best.
- Be a positive role model. Always behave in a
positive manner toward the children in your care. Display good sportsmanship, a
positive attitude and make the experience fun!
- Don't be the coach that places winning above
everything else. Emphasize player development, and teaching respect and values
over your win-loss record.
- Encourage your players to play by the rules.
Children learn best by the examples set by their coaches, so applaud play by
- Create a supportive environment where coaches and
players build self-esteem and confidence.
- DO NOT ridicule or yell at players, coaches,
umpires or parents. Players should never be singled out, belittled, or
embarrassed during practices or games. Any type of shaming of players by the
manager or coaches will not be tolerated.
- Remember that all rulings by an umpire on the field
are final. If there is a question on an umpire's ruling, call time out, and
meet with the umpire. Discuss the ruling out of earshot of players, parents and
spectators. Once the conversation is finished, get back to the game. Do not
continue to discuss the matter.
- Set a good example by keeping a good rapport
with all in attendance, including game officials, coaches, players, and
- Never use profane language or gestures. This will
not be tolerated.
- No tobacco products, alcohol or drugs are permitted
at the field before, during or after a game or practice.
Player Code of Conduct
League is a leadership development program above an athletic league. All
players should aim to exhibit leadership qualities, which are demonstrated
through sportsmanship, motivating teammates and opponents, giving best effort
at practices and games, and representing our league with good behavior.
Sunnyvale Little League expects the following standards of conduct and
behavior of all players. Please review this Code of Conduct with your child:
- Play for the fun of the game.
- Show good sportsmanship at all times win or
- Respect your coaches, teammates, opponents, parents
- Be a team player and get along with your
teammates. Be positive. Don't criticize.
- Don't be selfish. Your teammates deserve the same
chances as you.
- Learn the rules of the game and play by them.
- Try your best at all times. Work hard and try to
improve your skills.
- Be willing to try every position. You never know
which one will be the most fun.
- Never argue with or show disrespect towards the
umpire or coaches.
- Do not harass or act disrespectfully towards the
- Regularly attend practices and games.
- Be on time.
- Do not throw bats or helmets. These actions can
lead to an immediate ejection from a game or suspension from practice.
- NEVER intentionally hurt another player. This will
lead to an immediate ejection from the game or practice, suspension from future
games, and/or dismissal from the team.
- Do not swear or use profane language.
- Do help to pick up equipment and clean the dugout
after every game and practice. Ask the coach what else you can do to help.