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Parent, Player Code of Ethics

Player Code of Ethics

As a Player, I promise to:

 

  1. Be courteous to opposing teams and treat all players and coaches with respect.

  2. Be modest when successful and be gracious in defeat.

  3. Show respect for authority and to the officials of the game and of the league.

  4. Respect the privilege of the use of public facilities.

  5. Demonstrate good sportsmanship before, during and after games.

  6. Help parents and fans understand the league philosophy so they can watch and enjoy the game.

  7. Respect the game, play fairly and follow it's rules and regulations.

  8. Show up for practice on time, with proper equipment and ready to play.

  9. Advocate that all players refrain from using drugs, tobacco, alcohol and abusive language.

  10. Place school commitments and homework as my first priority.

  11. Have FUN!

Parent Code of Ethics

As a Parent / Guardian of a Player, I promise to:

 

  1. Place the well being of my child and teammates of my child before a personal desire to win.

  2. Be responsible for my own behavior and sportsmanship during games and tournaments.  

    • I will demonstrate positive support and encouragement for all players, coaches, and officials.
    • I understand that poor sportsmanship toward officials and/or coaches will result in a verbal warning; and if the situation becomes extreme, this could result in my removal from the sporting event.

    • I will demonstrate respectful behavior toward opposing coaches, players, and parents.

  3. Encourage my child to play by the rules and respect the rights of other players,      coaches, fans and officials.

  4. Advocate a sports environment for my child that is free of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and abusive language, and refrain from their use during youth sports events.

  5. Help my child show up to practice and games on time, with proper equipment, and ready to play.

Coaches Code of Ethics

As a Coach, I promise to:

1).  Be responsible for my own behavior and also the behavior of my team members, their parents, and fans during practices, games, and tournaments.

a).  I will demonstrate positive support and encouragement for all players, coaches, and officials.

b).  I understand that poor sportsmanship toward officials and/or coaches will not be tolerated by the PWYSA Board.  In the event that a situation like this occurs, a meeting (via in person or phone) will occur with at least 1 PWYSA Board Member.  If the situation becomes extreme, this could result in my removal from coaching softball.

c).  I will demonstrate respectful behavior toward opposing coaches, players, and parents.

2).  Never physically, verbally or mentally harm a child in my care.

3).  Lead by example and encourage my team members to play by the league rules and respect the rights of other players, coaches, fans and officials.

a).  I will always encourage players to play their best and reach their greatest potential during games and tournaments.

b).  At no time will I use my position of leadership to negatively affect the outcomes of games and/or tournaments to encourage playoff games in lower brackets to achieve perceived success.

4).  Provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and abusive   language and refrain from their use at all sporting events.

5). Make every effort to improve my knowledge of coaching techniques so that I can teach the sport properly to my players.

6). Obtain, read and abide by the rules and guidelines for the league, and teach these rules to all players on my team.

7).  Place all coaching efforts into developing fundamental skills, mental skills, and teamwork skills necessary to produce the most well rounded softball player I can.

8).  Ensure that my players are supervised by myself or another designated adult and never allow my players to be left unattended or unsupervised at a game or practice.

9).  Never knowingly permit an injured player to play or return to the game without proper medical approval.

10). Ensure that all equipment used by my players is safe and conforms to the rules of the game. I shall not allow illegal or unsafe equipment to be used.

11). Begin and end practice on time

12). Ensure all players have an opportunity to play in the games

13). Create a playing environment that is well-organized, professional, and FUN!