Player and Parent Code of Conduct - Stratford Softball Association

Parent and Player Code of Conduct

It is important that everyone enjoys the game and to do so – we follow the Parent and Player Code of Conduct rules set forth by Softball PEI. http://softballpei.com/page.php?page_id=53046

PARENT CODE OF RESPECT

  1. POSITIVE comments only. We will support our child with positive encouragement inside and outside of the game. We want to help their confidence so they can improve and enjoy Softball.
  2. RESPECT the organizations governing Softball. We will respect and adhere to the ideals, policies and rules determined by Softball Canada, Softball PEI, and our child’s team. We will gain an understanding of the Softball PEI Complaint Policy (including the 24 hour rule) to deal with team concerns and complaints and adhere to it.
  3. RESPECT FACILITIES: We will respect the facilities in which our child is privileged to play.
  4. RESPECT UMPIRES: We will respect all game umpires and scorekeepers. We also realize that some may be new to umpiring and/or scorekeeping and they are also developing their skills.
  5. RESPECT COACHES: We know that the coaches and other team officials are volunteers. We will respect them and try to support them. We will not question the coaches’ decisions when our child is present and we will refrain from approaching the bench during a game situation unless summoned by a coach. We know that the team managers also deserve this respect.
  6. RESPECT PLAYERS: We will show respect for the feelings of our child, our child’s teammates and the players on the other team.
  7. NO PARENT COACHES: We will avoid confusing our child by coaching from the stands.
  8. ATTEND games and practices: We will encourage our child to attend as many games and practices as reasonably possible in a timely manner. We will notify the coach/manager ahead of time if our child will be absent.
  9. SPORTSMANSHIP: We will exhibit a high degree of sportsmanship, teamwork and positive
attitude at all times when representing our child and Softball PEI. We will refrain from yelling, using foul language, physical abuse or otherwise demonstrating frustration or anger before, during, or after games or practices.
  10. ACCEPT defeat gracefully. We will endeavor to love the game above the prize.

Discipline Actions

1st Offence
No contact from parent to coach or management team for 2 weeks
No emails, texts, phone calls, and face to face interactions at facilities or ball fields
Banned from facilities or ball fields during practices and/or games

2nd Offence
No contact from parent to coach or management team for the remainder of the year
No emails, texts, phone calls, and face to face interactions at facilities or ball fields
Banned from facilities or ball fields during practices and/or games

3rd Offence
Player suspension for two weeks

4th Offence
Player is removed from the team for the remainder of the season.
All funds in their account fundraised by the player will remain with the team and will be awarded to the player that replaces her spot on the team

PLAYER CODE OF RESPECT

  1. POSITIVE comments only. We will encourage all our team mates with positive comments inside and outside of the game. We want to help their confidence so they can improve and enjoy Softball.
  2. RESPECT FACILITIES: We will respect the facilities and ballfields that we are playing or practicing in/on by leaving the facilities and ballfields clean and tidy.
  3. RESPECT UMPIRES: We will respect all game umpires. We will deal with them using “good manners”. We also realize that some may be new to umpiring and they are also developing their skills.
  4. BULLYING: Bullying is not allowed at Softball PEI or on this team. We will not be involved in any bullying and we know this includes Softball and also at school, any events, or on any social media such as “Facebook”.
  5. RESPECT COACHES: We know that the coaches and other team officials are volunteers. We will respect them and try to support them. We will not question the coaches decisions on the bench (“try to tell them when to change”, etc.). We know that the team managers also deserve this respect.
  6. RESPECT OPPONENTS: We will respect our opponents and will use good manners whenever dealing with them. We know that sometimes they may not have good manners but by respecting them we will be showing our team “has CLASS”.
  7. NO PLAYER COACHES: We will not tell our team mates what they should do. We will let the coaches help the other players and we will concentrate on what we need to improve as individuals.
  8. ATTEND games and practices: We will try to attend as many games and practices as reasonably possible. We will notify the coach/manager ahead of time if we will be absent.
  9. BE READY: We will try to be completely ready 10 minutes before games and be ready to be on the ballfield at the first of practice as much as possible.
  10. PLEASE HELP US: We will try our best to follow the code to the best of our ability. We know that the coaches just want to help the team do well and have fun in a safe situation where all feel welcome.

Discipline Actions

1st Offence
Player suspension for two weeks

2nd Offence
Player is removed from the team for the remainder of the season.
All funds in their account fundraised by the player will remain with the team and will be awarded to the player that replaces her spot on the team