Parents Code of Conduct
- Select a sports’ program that is developed and organized to enhance emotional, physical, social and educational well being of children.
- Provide a drug- and alcohol-free environment.
- Recognize that youth sports are only a small part of a child’s life.
- Encourage training of coaches and assistants.
- Make a serious effort to take an active role in the youth sports’ experience of their child, providing positive support as a spectator, coach,
league administrator and/or caring parent.
- Be a positive role model, exhibiting sportsmanlike behavior at games, practices and home while also giving positive reinforcement to their child
and support their child’s coaches.
- Demonstrate their commitment to their child’s youth sports’ experience by annually signing a parental code of ethics.
- Insist on safe playing facilities, healthful playing situations and proper first-aid applications, should the need arise.
- Parents, coaches and league administrators must provide equal play opportunity for all youth regardless of race, creed, sex, economic status or ability.
Coaches Code of Ethics
- I will place the emotional and physical well being of my players ahead of any personal desire to win.
- I will remember to treat each player as an individual, remembering the large spread of emotional and physical development of the same age group.
- I will do my very best to provide a safe playing situation for my players.
- I will do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all my players.
- I will lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all of my players.
- I will ensure that I am knowledgeable in the rules of the Girls Softball League of Jefferson County, and
- I will teach these rules to my players.
- I will remember that I am a youth coach, and that the game is for the players.
- I will encourage my players to chant positive cheers for their own teammates avoiding any cheers geared toward the opposing team.
- I will discourage the use of the “tunnel” at the end of a game.
Guidelines for Sportmanship
(This content is taken directly from Girls Softball League of Jefferson County.)
- Parents, players, coaches and spectators should not question or criticize umpire calls and should only speak to umpires in a positive manner.
- Speak to opposing players or coaches with only positive or complimentary comments.
- Do not yell at, or otherwise attempt to distract, an opposing player at any time - whether they are pitching, fielding or hitting.
- Only positive cheers and chatter are allowed toward your own team.
- When an opposing player gets hurt, show compassion for the player. Laughter is not appropriate.