Kelso Youth Baseball : Terms & Conditions

Board Members Code of Conduct

 

As a member of the Kelso Youth Baseball (“KYB”) Board of Directors, I pledge to support the concepts and philosophies of KYB and the Cal Ripken League. I promise to assist in the administration of the league acting with professionalism and in the best interest of the league and its members.

 

  • I will always conduct business with the understanding that the program is for the children involved not the adults.
  • I will make every effort to be knowledgeable in the area of league administration.
  • I will do my best to provide a safe playing situation for all players.
  • I will provide support for players, coaches, umpires, and parents to provide positive and enjoyable experiences for all.
  • I will require all coaches and umpires to be trained in the responsibilities of being a volunteer within KYB and that they uphold the KYB Code of Conduct.
  • I promise to keep informed about current events involving youth sports programs.
  • I will abide by and enforce the rules, constitutions, and by-laws of KYB to the best of my ability.
  • I will conduct all business of the league in an open and honest manner with the good of the youth of the league my priority.

 

Failure to abide by the rules, regulations, and Code of Conduct of KYB may result in disciplinary actions being taken against the offender as outlined in the League Constitution.

 

Coaches Code of Conduct

  • Support and practice the “Everyone Plays”, “Good Sportsmanship” and “Positive Coaching”

philosophies of Kelso Youth Baseball (“KYB”).

  • Be reasonable in your demands on a young player’s time, energy, enthusiasm, and performance on the field.
  • Impress on your players that they must abide by the Rules of the Game at all times.
  • Develop team respect for the ability of opponents and for the judgment of umpires and

opposing coaches.

  • Ensure that your players’ KYB experience is one of fun and enjoyment, winning is only part of it.
  • Players should never be yelled at or ridiculed for making mistakes or losing a game.
  • Set a good example and be generous with your praise when it is deserved. Children need a coach they can respect.
  • Keep informed of sound principles of coaching, growth, and child development.
  • Check your equipment and playing facilities. They should meet safety standards and be appropriate for the age and ability of the players.
  • Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player is ready to play

again.

Failure to abide by the rules, regulations, and Code of Conduct of KYB may result in disciplinary actions being taken against the offender as outlined in the League Constitution.

 

Parent Code of Conduct

As a parent, you play a special role in contributing to the needs and development of young players and the league.  Through your encouragement and good example, you can help ensure that all boys and girls learn good sportsmanship and self-discipline.  In Kelso Youth Baseball, young people learn to work together, to sacrifice for the good of the team, to enjoy winning and deal appropriately with defeat, all while becoming physically fit and healthy.  Best of all, they have fun.

 

Support Your Child. Supporting your child by giving encouragement and showing interest in their team is very important.

 

  • Help your child work toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game.
  • Teach your child that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than victory-that way your child will always be a winner despite the outcome of the game.

Always Be Positive. Parents serve as role models for their children. Be aware of this and work to be a positive role model.

  • Applaud good plays by your child’s team and the opposing team.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth sports activity.

Remember That Your Child Wants to Have Fun. Remember that your child is the one playing baseball, not you.  It is very important to let children establish their goals-to play the game themselves.  Take care not to impose your own standards and goals on them.

Don’t put too heavy a burden on your child to win games. Children play for the fun of playing.

Reinforce Positive Behavior. Positive reinforcement is the best way to help your child achieve their goals and their natural fear of failure.  Nobody likes to make mistakes. If your child makes one, remember it’s all part of learning, so encourage your child’s efforts and point out the good things your child accomplished.

Do Not Be a Sideline Coach or Umpire. Coaches, umpires, and Board Members are usually parents just like you.  They volunteer their time to help make your child’s baseball experience a positive one.  They need your support too.

  • Refrain from coaching or umpiring from the bleachers. As a volunteer organization, there’s always an opportunity for you to take your interest in coaching or umpiring to the next level and become one yourself.

Failure to abide by the rules, regulations, and Code of Conduct of KYB may result in disciplinary actions being taken against the offender as outlined in the League Constitution.

 

Player Code of Conduct

As a player at Kelso Youth Baseball (“KYB”), it is your job to have fun and enjoy the game of baseball.  Good sportsmanship, teamwork, and learning the rules of the game are all a part of your experience.  Please read the players code of conduct carefully, and ask your parent or coach to explain any that you don’t understand.  By understanding and playing by these rules it will help you to become a better ball player and an important part of your team.

  • Play for the fun of it, not just to please your parents or coach.
  • Play by the Rules of the Game.
  • Never argue or complain about Umpire's calls or decisions.
  • Control your temper. Most of all resist the temptation to retaliate when you feel you have been wronged.
  • Concentrate on playing baseball with your best effort. Work equally hard for your team as for yourself.
  • Be a good sport by cheering all good plays, whether it’s your team or your opponent’s.
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated.
  • Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills, and feel good. Don’t be a showoff or a ball hog.
  • Cooperate with your coaches, teammates, opponents and the umpires.

Failure to abide by the rules, regulations, and Code of Conduct of Kelso Youth Baseball may result in disciplinary actions being taken against the offender as outlined in the League Constitution.



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