CODE OF CONDUCT

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POLICY FOR PLAYERS, PARENTS, GUARDIANS

SPORTSMANSHIP – North Marion Youth Athletics' goal is to have players learn the game while demonstrating great sportsmanship, putting forth a positive attitude while having fun.  The fundamental values of a good sportsman are respect, fairness and honesty.  All athletes, coaches, parents, team spectators, officials and all others should adhere to the values of good sportsmanship.

 

CONDUCT – Any player displaying non-sportsmanlike conduct to coaches, officials, teammates or opponents will be suspended or ejected from the game by the coach.  The coach will notify the parents/guardians and the appropriate sports coordinator.  Examples of non-sportsmanlike conduct include but are not limited to: throwing equipment or other items in anger, swearing or using other abusive language, arguing or otherwise showing disrespect to officials, coaching staff, opponents and teammates, vandalism, harassment or any inappropriate behavior. 

 

Coaches are responsible for controlling their team’s parents, guardians and spectators as well as handling situations on the playing field and on the bench.  If there are continued problems with parents and/or guardians in regards to conduct, including the above-mentioned examples of non-sportsmanlike behavior, the parent and/or guardian and the child/player will be expelled from the program.

 

  1. I understand we are all role models – Players, participants and team spectators.

  2. My child and I will bring a great attitude of support for the athletes, team and the coaches.

  3. My child and I will have respect and not harass the NMYA Board, Coordinators, coaching staff, opponents and or officials before, at any time especially before, during or after any games.

  4. My child and I will accept with grace both team victory and defeat.

  5. My child and I will let the coach’s coach and support their efforts.

  6. My child and I will exercise self-control by being respectful and supportive of the coaching staff, especially in front of the players/children.

  7. As the parent or guardian of the participant/player, I understand NMYA, through its Board of Directors or appointed representative have the authority to discipline any participant, defined as player, coach, assistant coach, coaching staff, parent or guardian for behaviorwhich is contrary to the objective/principles (including rules of fair play) as outlined in the Policy of Conduct and Coaches Code of conduct signed by all participants uponparticipation.

  8. As the parent or guardian of the participant/player, I understand NMYA, through its Board of Directors or appointed representative, have the authority to increase the severity of the penalty if the situation is warranted.  I also understand any NMYA participantdisplaying unsportsmanlike conduct shall be disciplined as outlined below. 

 

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

8.1 WARNING: When registering to play any and all NMYA programs you acknowledge and agree to abide by the Policy of Conduct for Players, Parents and Guardians. This is considered your warning as you have read our Policy of Conduct.

8.2 FIRST INCIDENT: The offender will be suspended from participating for a minimum of onepractice and one game, with no refund.

8.3 SECOND INCIDENT: The offender will be suspended from all NMYA programs for up to one (1) year, with no refund.

8.4 THIRD INCIDENT: The offender will be suspended up to life from ALL NMYA programs, with no refund.

8.5 FIGHTING OFFENSE:  The offender will be suspended for life from ALL NMYA programs, with no refund.

POLICY FOR COACHES

SPORTSMANSHIP – NMYA’s goal is to have players learn the game while demonstrating great sportsmanship, putting forth a positive attitude while having fun.  The fundamental values of a good sportsman are respect, fairness and honesty.  All athletes, coaches, parents, team spectators, officials and all others should adhere to the values of good sportsmanship.

 

CONDUCT – Any coach displaying non-sportsmanlike conduct to other coaches, officials, players or opponents will be suspended or ejected from the game.  The coach will notify the parents/guardians and the appropriate sports coordinator.  Examples of non-sportsmanlike conduct include but not limited to:  throwing equipment or other items in anger, swearing or using other abusive language, arguing or otherwise showing disrespect to officials, coaching staff, opponents and teammates, vandalism, harassment or any inappropriate behavior. 

 

Coaches are responsible for controlling their team’s parents, guardians and spectators as well as handling situations on the playing field and on the bench.  If there are continued problems with parents and or guardians in regards to conduct, including the above-mentioned examples of non-sportsmanlike behavior, the parent and or guardian and the child/player will be expelled from the program.

 

  1. I understand and agree that NMYA's goal is to provide athletics for the youth in the North Marion area and to build valuable life skills for the players through practice and games.

  2. I have read and understand the NMYA Board of Directors Coach and Parent Communication SOP.

  3. I have read and understand the NMYA Board of Directors Coach and Athlete Communication-Contact SOP.

  4. I agree to attend all mandatory coaches meetings and/or clinics offer by NMYA or North Marion schools.  I understand if I do not attend the mandatory meetings and/or clinics the NMYA Board of Directors may replace my position with another volunteer.

  5. I have read and understand the program Rules of play that I'm applying. 

  6. I will encourage safe, competitive, fair play and reward improvement and effort, regardless of skill and regardless of the outcome of any game.

  7. I agree to understand and abide by the bylaws, rules and policies of NMYA

  8. I agree to provide a fun learning environment for all players.

  9. I agree to not leave practices or games until all players have been picked up by a parent/guardian and agree to not be left alone with players or transport players alone.

  10. I understand practice time is coach’s time and game time is player’s time.

  11. I understand that official decisions by the referees should be accepted without animosity or anger no matter how unfair they may seem.  I further understand that the use of negative behavior whether verbal or physical which is intimidating towards a referee is grounds for immediate dismissal of any and all coaching positions.

  12. I understand that an official may order a coach, player, parent and or team spectator to leave the premises (to include parking lot) at which a sport event is taking place and at which the official is officiating if a coach, player, parent and or spectator is engaging in inappropriate behavior.

  13. I will instruct all players, parents and team spectators in proper behavior at all games and practices.  The parent’s ability to watch their children play sports is dependent on proper adult behavior.  If the referee takes steps to control the behavior of the players, parents and or team spectators, I will support the referee and inform the misbehaving player(s) to site the bench or the misbehaving parent(s) and team spectator(s) to wait in their car until the game or practice is over.

  14. I agree to collect and return all NMYA equipment, including first aid kits, issued to me for use during our sport season.  If I do not return all equipment, including first aid kits, I may be asked to replace those items missing at full retail value.

  15. I will not smoke, use tobacco, alcohol or drugs while coaching the team during any practices and or any games, home or away.  I understand that North Marion School District has a NO tobacco, alcohol and pets policy on school property.

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