BYAA Codes of Conduct
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CONDUCT FOR PLAYERS, COACHES AND PARENTS
These codes reflect the policy of the Bulldog Youth Athletic
Association here after referred to as BYAA. They are intended to
provide guidance to all those persons who are associated with the BYAA
and in particular those responsible for directing their
The codes are
not an exclusive statement for the conduct of the BYAA.
The purposes of
the Codes of Conduct are to make the sports more attractive, healthy
and a worthwhile activity for children. A very important aspect of the
BYAA program is teaching and promoting good sportsmanship. All players,
coaches and parents are expected to conduct themselves in a dignified
and orderly manner.
BASIC CODE OF
player, parent or spectator may ever address, in a negative way, the
umpires or coaches or other players. Use of profanity by a manager,
coach, player parent or spectator will not be tolerated. At the
coaches, umpires or Board of Directors discretion, the manager, player,
spectator or coach, may or may not be warned. If the misbehavior
continues, the manager or coach will be requested to leave the grounds,
and if such person refuses to leave, the game will be forfeited to the
After receiving a
report that a manager, coach, spectator or player has been ejected, the
Association’s Board of Directors shall require such manager, coach,
spectator or player to appear before the Board of Directors to explain
his or her behavior within 5 days. The Board of Directors will notify
the ejected person in writing or telephone of the date, time and
location of the meeting and so note its notification in its minutes by
the secretary. It will be the decision of a quorum of the Board whether
to suspend indefinitely or reinstate that manager, coach, spectator or
player. In the case of a spectator, he or she will not be allowed on
the grounds until reinstated by the Board of Directors.
Uphold all rules and
regulations adopted by the BYAA.
There will be no
alcoholic beverages on or near league fields.
made by officials are final.
Remember that children
participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
Encourage your child
to participate, do not force them.
Focus on the child's
efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements
without resorting to hostility or violence.
Never ridicule or yell
at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
Remember that children
learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skillful plays
by all participants.
Support all efforts to
remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
decisions and teach children to do likewise. No criticizing, arguing or
heckling of any participant.
Show appreciation for
volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your
child could not participate.
Respect the rights,
dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender,
ability, cultural background or religion.
to enter the field of play. The BYAA will not tolerate parental
misconduct of any type.
for fun and enjoyment and winning is only part of their motivation.
Never ridicule or yell at players for making mistakes or losing a
Make a commitment to
providing a quality service to your players by adhering to the
Ensure that all
players are treated fairly and equally, avoid over playing talented
players, all players deserve quality playing and training time
regardless of their ability.
respect, dignity and professionalism to all involved - this includes
but is not limited to officials, opponents, coaches, administrators,
parents, spectators and the media.
Encourage your athletes to display the same qualities.
Coaches must always
promote the positive aspects of the game and reinforce to your players
that the rules of the game are mutual agreements, which no one should
evade or break. Coaches must uphold all rules and
regulations of the BYAA.
Keep up to date with
the latest coaching practices and principles of growth and development
of young people.
- Ensure that
coaching or training activities take place in a safe environment and
are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the
- Show concern
and caution towards sick or injured players.
No coach may
ever address, in a negative way, the coaches or players of the opposing
team. Use of profanity by a manager or coach will not be tolerated. At
the coaches, umpires or league officials' discretion, the manager or
coach may or may not be warned. If the misbehavior continues, the
manager or coach will be requested to leave the grounds, and if manager
or coach refuses to leave, the game is forfeited.
Players play for fun
and enjoyment and winning is only a secondary part of playing.
Play to the rules of
the game, which have been drawn up by mutual agreements, no one should
break or evade them.
Thank the opposition
players, referees and coaches at the end of each game by shaking hands
and thanking them for the game.
Encourage your own
teammates as every player makes mistakes and has his off days.
- Never abuse
anyone or swear in frustration on or off the field of play.
Youth Athletic Association
P.O. Box 461
Carl Junction, MO 64834
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