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West Seattle Little League Code of Conduct

WEST SEATTLE LITTLE LEAGUE CODE OF CONDUCT

This document outlines West Seattle Little League's (WSLL) Code of Conduct for Parents, Players and Managers/Coaches and Umpires. It is provided to ensure all participants understand and practice principles of behavior that support the purpose of Little League baseball as identified by Headquarters National Little League Baseball, Williamsport, Pennsylvania:

Little League is a program of service to youth. It is geared to provide an outlet of healthful activity and training under good leadership in the atmosphere of wholesome community participation. The movement is dedicated to helping children become good and decent citizens. It strives to inspire them with a goal and to enrich their lives towards the day when they must take their places in the world. It establishes the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play.

In light of this, the following Code of Conduct is designed to instill and maintain the highest level of sportsmanship, integrity, fairness and professionalism in the WSLL program. All Parents, Players and Managers/Coaches accept responsibility for adhering to the Code of Conduct upon registration into WSLL.

Players Code of Conduct:
  • Remember to HAVE FUN!
  • Present exemplary behavior during all WSLL related activities.
  • Display and encourage sportsmanship at all times.
  • Demonstrate respect to Managers, Coaches, Umpires and other players at all times.
  • Respect the Umpires and their authority during games.
  • Help maintain a clean and safe playing environment including adherence to Little League COVID-19 safety guidelines and Washington state government guidelines.
  • Will not use tobacco, drugs, alcohol or offensive language while involved in/around WSLL activities.

Parents Code of Conduct:
  • Remember that the children are here to HAVE FUN!
  • Provide positive support, care, respect and encouragement for all children participants, coaches, umpires and other parents.
  • Present exemplary behavior during all WSLL activities, remembering that all Managers, Coaches, and most umpires are volunteers.
  • Respect the Umpires and their authority during games.
  • Questions/concerns/considerations will be directed to the coach or manager the day after the game in an atmosphere conducive to problem solving and NOT during or immediately following games.
  • Refrain from coaching my child or other players during games.
  • Respect the schedules of WSLL by having children arrive on time for practices and games or notify your coach if they cannot attend.
  • Help maintain a clean and safe playing environment including adherence to Little League COVID-19 safety guidelines and Washington state government guidelines.
  • Return all WSLL equipment (jerseys, pants, team baseball equipment) in a timely manner following the end of the season.
  • Will not use tobacco, drugs, alcohol or offensive language while involved in/around WSLL activities.

Parent 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:

WSLL Executive Board to take suggested Consequence Option to Board, full Board determines the final consequence:

A. Minor Offense - Verbal Warning is issued from WSLL President to offender, no note in file. Simple warning to change behavior.

B. Major Offense

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.

c. Consequence Option 3: Parent is not permitted to be at games or practices related to WSLL with repeated major offensive behavior.

I agree to comply with WSLL Code of Conduct and will accept suggest Consequence determined by WSLL Board.

Contact

West Seattle Little League Baseball
4742 42nd Ave SW, PMB 252
Seattle, Washington 98116

Email: [email protected]

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