New Windsor Little League Code of Conduct

Foreword

In order to advance the principals of sportsmanship and fair play and to promote mutual respect among players, coaches, umpires and spectators the Town of New Windsor Little League (NWLL) has established this "Code of Conduct" (hereafter referred to as "the Code").



The Code of Conduct shall govern the actions of players, coaches and spectators. The Code is intended to provide behavioral guidance and

establish clear expectations for all involved. The Code was not conceived to address every possible behavioral circumstance; however, it shall serve as the Organization's standard for behavioral evaluation.



It shall be the obligation of ALL program participants, spectators and volunteers, and board members to comply with the terms and provisions of the Code of Conduct. Any person violating the Code shall be subject to administrative action, up to and including termination of his/her privilege to participate in, or attend, any or all NWLL sponsored activities.



New Windsor Little League urges that you to read this document before signing and go over this policy with your children. The New Windsor Little League complex is not a town or public field. It is privately owned and operated. The Board of Directors has the discretion to remove from its property any parent, guest, volunteer or player for conduct detrimental to New Windsor Little League

All coaches, managers and other volunteers who have direct contact with the players must fill out a complete Little League International Volunteer form in order to be eligible to volunteer at the NWLL complex.  This form must be completed every year prior to the season.   

Coaches Code of Conduct

Coaches shall remain unconditionally supportive of the Organization's commitment to the ideals of good sportsmanship, team play, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority. Likewise, coaches shall remain sensitive to the physical and emotional well being of the players on his/her team.



In order to adhere to these doctrines the coaches agree as follows:

  • Coaches will be positive role models.
  • Coaches will display and instill in their players the principals of good sportsmanship and team play.
  • Coaches will conduct themselves in a manner that best serves the interests of the players.
  • Coaches will do their best to provide the players a positive experience.
  • Coaches will ensure that winning and/or losing teams do so in a manner, which exhibits respect and good sportsmanship.
  • Coaches will treat all players, parents, spectators, opposing coaches, umpires and league officials with respect.
  • Coaches will provide instruction in a manner that is constructive and supportive.
  • Coaches will not ridicule or demean players, other coaches or umpires.
  • Coaches will not tolerate behavior that endangers the health or well-being of a child.
  • Coaches will comply with the decisions of league officials and observe all rules, policy and procedure as established or endorsed by the NWLL.
  • Coaches will teach the game of baseball to the best of their ability.
  • Coaches will be drug and alcohol free while at any NWLL athletic event
  • Coaches will not use any tobacco products in the dugout or on the playing field.
  • Coaches acknowledge the need to demonstrate fundamental proficiency with respect to the game of baseball and first aid.
Consequently, all coaches agree to attend, any skill sessions that may be required by the Board of Directors and moreover, any first aid courses that may be mandated by the Board.



Parents and Spectators Code of Conduct


The Parent and Spectator shall support the players, coaches, umpires and league officials. Parents and Spectators shall not "coach" or "officiate" from the bleachers and or fence areas. 


Parents and Spectators agree as follows:

  • Parents and Spectators will be positive role models.

  • Parents and Spectators will display and instill in all players, the principals of good sportsmanship and team play.

  • Parents and Spectators will conduct themselves in a manner that best serves the interests of the players.

  • Parents and Spectators will provide the players with a positive experience.

  • Parents will make certain that their children show respect for all other players, coaches, officials and spectators.

  • Parents and Spectators will not ridicule, taunt, humiliate or demean players, coaches, umpires or NWLL officials.

  • Parents will inform the coach of any disability or ailment that may affect the safety of their child.

  • Parents and Spectators will treat all players, coaches and umpires fairly and with respect.

  • Parents and Spectators will comply with the decisions of league officials and observe all rules, policy and procedure as established or endorsed by the NWLL board of directors.

  • Parents and Spectators will not question an umpire's call.

  • Parents and Spectators will respect the opponent and avoid any confrontation with opposing players, spectators, or coaches.

  • Parents and Spectators will be drug and alcohol free while at the complex and any other NWLL sponsored athletic event
Players Code of Conduct

Players Shall:

  • Display good sportsmanship and team play at all times.

  • Follow the direction of the Coaching Staff.

  • Respect all, coaches, players, league officials, umpires and spectators.

  • Make every attempt to be on time and ready to play for all games and practices.

Players Shall Not: 

  • Use abusive or profane language.

  • Taunt or humiliate any other player.

  • Question an umpire's call.

  • Abuse, mistreat or mishandle any NWLL equipment or property (e.g., throwing batting helmets, bats, balls, etc...)

New Windsor Little League is neither a hangout nor a babysitting service. Any person, child or player causing a disruption on or around the complex will be removed immediately and depending on the severity of the infraction which will be reviewed within 48 hrs of the infraction by the Executive Board of the NWLL. That individual will only be allowed back on the property with the presence of a parent/guardian and just for the players scheduled games.





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