Parent code of EthicsUpdated Sunday July 24, 2016 by SJWAA.
PARENT’S CODE OF ETHICS
I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care and encouragement for my child participating in youth sports by following this Parent’s Code of Ethics.
• Encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches and officials at every game, practice or other youth sport event.
• Place the emotional and physical well being of my child ahead of my personal desire to win.
• Insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.
• Require that my child’s coach be trained in the responsibilities of being a youth sports coach and that the coach upholds the S.J.W.A.A Baseball/Softball Coach’s Guidelines.
• Demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.
• Remember that the game is for youth-not adults.
• Do my very best to make youth sports fun for my child.
• Ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.
• Help my child to enjoy the youth sports experience by doing whatever I can, such as being a respectful fan, assisting with coaching, or providing transportation.
• Understand that if I display poor sportsmanship, whether during or following a game, I will be subject to partial or permanent program suspension. Unsportsmanlike-like conduct is defined as, but not limited to the following
• A. Harassment of participants or officials
• B. Use of profane language and / or gestures
• C. Public threats or physical violence Regulations regarding adult’s ejection or suspension will follow the guidelines listed below.
1. I understand that if I am asked to leave a game, I will be suspended from attending the next game to be played by my son’s / daughter’s team.
2. I understand that if I am asked to leave a second game during any one season, I will not be allowed to attend all the remaining regular season games and the end of season tournament activities.
3. I understand that the S.J.W.A.A Baseball/Softball Review Board will review all adult ejections or suspension and may extend any suspension beyond what is stated above as deemed appropriate for the offense.
4. I understand that any suspension may be appealed by using the following process
• The suspended individual (parents, guardians of player) should submit in writing a detailed account of the incident to the appropriate league director within 48 hours of the incident.
• The statement should give names of any witnesses that observed the incident.
• The league director then will perform a preliminary investigation and make a recommendation to the S.J.W.A.A Baseball/ Softball Review Board.