We, the Program Directors of Challenger Baseball, A Division of District 8 Little League, have implemented the following Sport Parent Code of Conduct for the important message for players and their support staff or parents on expectations on and off the fields. We would like both the player and the support person/family member to sign off on this code of conduct.
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.”
I therefore agree:
FOR THE PLAYER:
If I need to be supported, I will bring a support, family member or staff person with me on the field.
I will give only encouragement & applaud only positive accomplishments of my team and other member of the league. I will respect the Coach(s) & other parents/volunteers at all times, along with respecting any decisions that the Coach(s) make on the field. Coaches have the ability to suspend or dismiss any player who fails to honor this code.
I will do my best and come prepared to use all the skills and talents I have on the field.
I will respect all of the facilities & clean up after myself.
I understand that pictures and videos will be taken of all players during games to be used on Facebook and the Challenger website. If you would like to opt out of photos let your coach know.
I understand that I must be at 7 out of 14 games (weather Permitting) in order to receive a trophy at the end of the year banquet.
I will only bring a service dog to games.
The Adult League plays a game with no strikes or outs called and assistance in the outfield and infield expected.
Safety is the number one priority of the league. If a player poses a risk to any other player or if playing the game may cause injury to that player, the league directors under the advice of the coaching staff, have the ability to move or dismiss players from the league regardless of the league rules stated above. All decisions by the league directors will be final and you waive any rights, and acknowledge that you will have no recourse or claim of any nature whatsoever against us, our volunteers or coaches. In the event of a dispute, our decision will be final and binding.
Any player needing special assistance using the public restroom at Carrier Park shall be accompanied into the restroom by the appropriate parent, caregiver, family member and/or trusted adult.
FOR THE STAFF PERSON OR FAMILY MEMBER:
If my player needs assistance I will be on the field and be an active participant in the game at all times.
I will keep distractions to a minimum and will keep the focus on the game. We understand Challenger is a family event, but if your player needs direct support please limit distracting guests, small children and the use of cell phones.
I will give only encouragement & applaud only positive accomplishments of my child & his/her team mates.
I will respect the Coach(s) & other parents/volunteers at all times, along with respecting any decisions that the Coach(s) make on the field.
I will remember there is no smoking on or near the field at any time. A sports environment is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.
Any Challenger parent, caregiver, relative and/or trusted adult shall be strongly encouraged to work with fellow Challenger families to monitor and keep and eye on the safety of all of our players. If you see something, say something!
I will monitor communication from the league to my player and respond to emails when alerts are sent out.