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Code of Conduct

Rules and expectations for coaches:

1.      Keep baseball fun.  Be firm with discipline, but don’t belittle or demean players.

2.      Be on time for games and practices or find a parent to fill in.

3.      Complete a background check with the league.

4.      Give all players the required minimum amount of playing time and do not exceed the pitch count.

5.      Be respectful of umpires, parents, and opposing players, coaches, and fans.

6.      Strive to win and create winning attitudes.


Rules and expectations of players:

1.      Be respectful of coaches, teammates, opposing teams, and umpires.  Disrespect can result in being benched or dismissed from the team.

2.      Play hard at all times!  Always hustle!

3.      Bring your equipment to every practice and game.

4.      Let your coach know as soon as possible if you will be missing a practice or game.

5.      Cheer on your teammates.  Don’t cheer against or attempt to distract the other team.  No “Pitcher, Pitcher look at me…” cheers.


Rules and expectations for parents:

1.      Volunteer. 

2.      Provide the league & coach with up-to-date, regularly checked contact information.  We need to be able to communicate with you!

3.      Show up to both practices and games.  Little League is not a baby-sitting service.

4.      Cheer at games.

5.      If you have to drop off your child, show up on time to pick them up.

6.      Help out with fundraisers.

7.      Don’t yell at players, coaches, or umpires.  If you have an issue with a coach, approach them politely after the game/practice.

8.      Work out any differences that you have with a coach with them before approaching the board members.

9.      Make arrangements for your kid to get to and from practices and games if you can’t come.  Do not rely on your coach for bus service.

10.   If you don’t volunteer, please refrain from complaining.


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