Parent code of Ethics

Updated Sunday July 24, 2016 by SJWAA.


I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care and encouragement for my child participating in youth sports by following this Parent’s Code of Ethics.

I will:

Encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches and officials at every game, practice or other youth sport event.

Place the emotional and physical well being of my child ahead of my personal desire to win.

Insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.

Require that my child’s coach be trained in the responsibilities of being a youth sports coach and that the coach upholds the S.J.W.A.A Baseball/Softball Coach’s Guidelines.

Demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.

Remember that the game is for youth-not adults.

Do my very best to make youth sports fun for my child.

Ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.

Help my child to enjoy the youth sports experience by doing whatever I can, such as being a respectful fan, assisting with coaching, or providing transportation.

Understand that if I display poor sportsmanship, whether during or following a game, I will be subject to partial or permanent program suspension. Unsportsmanlike-like conduct is defined as, but not limited to the following

A. Harassment of participants or officials

B. Use of profane language and / or gestures

C. Public threats or physical violence Regulations regarding adult’s ejection or suspension will follow the guidelines listed below.

1. I understand that if I am asked to leave a game, I will be suspended from attending the next game to be played by my son’s / daughter’s team.

2. I understand that if I am asked to leave a second game during any one season, I will not be allowed to attend all the remaining regular season games and the end of season tournament activities.

3. I understand that the S.J.W.A.A Baseball/Softball Review Board will review all adult ejections or suspension and may extend any suspension beyond what is stated above as deemed appropriate for the offense.

4. I understand that any suspension may be appealed by using the following process

The suspended individual (parents, guardians of player) should submit in writing a detailed account of the incident to the appropriate league director within 48 hours of the incident.

The statement should give names of any witnesses that observed the incident.

The league director then will perform a preliminary investigation and make a recommendation to the S.J.W.A.A Baseball/ Softball Review Board.