NORTHEAST LITTLE LEAGUE 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 ♦ GOOD CITIZENSHIP
PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT
The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.” I therefore agree:
I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.
I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league. I will abide by the N.E.L.L. Rules posted on the grounds and follow the directions given by league officials.
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 and spectators at every game, practice, and all league events. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting, reusing to shake hands, or using profane language or gestures.
I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of the athletes.
I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials, and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex, or ability.
I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.
I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake of losing a competition.
I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
I will promote the emotional and physical well being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.
I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and location.
I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.
I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am on of the official coaches of the team.
Little League Rule 9.01(f) Umpires may order both teams in their dugouts and suspend play until such time as League Officials deal with unruly spectators. Failure of League Officials to adequately handle an unruly spectator can result in the game remaining suspended until a later date.
Please note that Northeast Little League has a zero tolerance policy. We make every effort to create a happy, wholesome atmosphere where children can play and learn the game of baseball/softball.
I agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to the following:
Verbal warning by official, head coach, and/or head of league organization, or a written warning.
Game or season suspension with written documentation of incidents kept on file by organization involved.
THIS CODE OF CONDUCT MUST BE REVIEWED AND SIGNED IN PERSON OR ELECTRONICALLY SIGNED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN BEFORE BECOMING A MEMBER OF NORTHEAST LITTLE LEAGUE.