Parent Code of Conduct

Parent Code of Conduct

Deer Valley Little League has implemented the following Parent Code of Conduct the describes the expectations regarding the proper role of parents in supporting their child(ren) in sports. Parents should read, understand and follow this code.

The essential elements of character building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.”

  1. I agree to cheer, let the coaches coach, let the umpires ump and let the players play.
  2. I agree to respect the schedules of the coaches and teammates by having my ballplayer arrive on time for practices and games and will notify my coach if my ballplayer will arrive late or not able to attend.
  3. I agree to be a positive role model and will not engage in public displays of anger.
  4. 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, board members and spectators at every game, practice or sporting event.
  5. I will not at any time attempt or threaten any physical attack upon an official, board member, manager, coach, player, volunteer, or spectator.
  6. 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.
  7. I agree to respect coaching decisions regarding playing time, position and placement and will refrain from coaching any player.
  8. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, board member or parent such as but not limited to: booing and taunting, refusing to shake hands, or using profane language or gestures.
  9. I (and my guests) will not approach players or coaches before, during or immediately after games with anything other than support. All questions/concerns regarding players or coaches will be addressed the day after the game in an atmosphere conducive to problem solving.
  10. I agree to submit, in writing, to the League Board of Directors complaints regarding: violation of rules, questionable conduct such as abusive behavior by a player, coach or fan and irreconcilable personality conflicts to [email protected] within 72 hours of the event in question.
  11. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
  12. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.
  13. I will not gamble upon any play or outcome of any game with anyone at any time.
  14. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  15. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.
  16. I (and my guests) will not bring the following to Park Meadows Elementary School: seeds of any kind, animals, skateboards, bikes, scooters, tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, or guns.
  17. I will abide by all parking regulations and understand that any violation will result in my car being towed.
  18. I understand that all playground areas are unsupervised and I take full responsibility for my child(ren)’s safety.
  19. I will be responsible for my trash and will help by doing my part to keep the complex clean and litter free.
  20. I will not bring any speakers or devices that play music, nor will I play music at games (understanding this is NOT a league rule but a request from DVUSD).

Any parent guilty of improper conduct at any game or practice will be asked to leave the baseball facility and be suspended from the following game. Repeat violations may cause a multiple game suspension, or the season forfeiture of the privilege of attending all games.

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