Managers/Coaches Code of Conduct:
-Remember that the children are here to HAVE FUN!
-Place the emotional and physical well-being of players at the top of your priorities.
-Emphasize and foster a team atmosphere and not individual achievements.
-Lead by example with good sportsmanship, positive attitude and respect for players, teammates, coaches, umpires and parents.
-Present exemplary behavior during all WSLL related activities.
-Comply with established game, League and National Little League rules.
-Organize practices that are fun, challenging and develop skills for ALL players.
-Managers will make every effort to draft the best available player in order to create a level playing field.
-Respect that all rulings by an umpire on the field are final. Get back to the game, DO NOT continue to discuss the matter.
-Help maintain a clean and safe playing environment.
-Will not use tobacco, drugs, alcohol or offensive language while involved in/around WSLL activities.
Manager/Coach Code of Conduct Violation Consequences
I also agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action levied by the WSLL Executive Board or Code of Conduct Committee that could include, but is not limited to the following:
Step 1- For each individual formal complaint of an event, the WSLL Executive Board + Director Of Coaching will determine if the event is a Minor or Major incident.
Step 2- WSLL Executive Board + Director of Coaching to take suggested Consequence Option to Board, full Board determines the final consequence:
Minor Offense (EB+DOC) makes the decision of consequence, but will also notify full Board of incident.
a. Verbal Warning is issued from WSLL President to offender, no note in file. Simple warning to change behavior.
Major Offense (EB+DOC) makes the decision of consequence, but will also notify full Board of incident.
a. Consequence Option 1: Verbal and Written notice of violation into file, no further actions.
b. Consequence Option 2: One game suspension; Written notice into file, Coach holds team meeting with parents and kids to address and admit inappropriate actions.
c. Consequence Option 3: Coach is relieved of duty (cannot manage/coach, no dugout, no practice attendance). Basically, becomes spectator.
-After a 2nd Major Offense, Option 3 is automatically applied as decision.
Violation of Major Offense to carryover with Coach for any future days/years while volunteering with WSLL. No “new-starts” from year to year.
I agree to comply with WSLL Code of Conduct and will accept suggest Consequence determined by WSLL Board.