2017 Central Iowa Ground Rules

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Updated 3/10/17
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Parent and Coaches Code of Conduct
Central Iowa Little League, has implemented the following Sport Parent Code of
Conduct for the important message it holds about the proper role of parents in supporting their child in sports. Parents should read, understand and sign this form prior to their children participating in our league. Any parent guilty of improper conduct at any game or practice will be asked to leave the sports facility and be suspended from the following game. Repeat violations may cause a multiple game suspension, or the season forfeiture of the privilege of attending all games. Preamble The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles:

Caring, and
Good Citizenship.

I therefore agree:

1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.
2. I will remember that children participate to have fun
    and that the game is for youth, not adults.
3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or
    ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the
    safety of others.
4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of
    the league.
5. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my
    child and encourage sportsmanship by showing
    respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive
    support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators
    at every game, practice or other sporting event.
6. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of
    unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach,
    player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing
    to shake hands; or using profane language
    or gestures.
7. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices
    that would endanger the health and well being of
    the athletes.
8. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to
    resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility
    or violence.
9. I will demand that my child treat other players,
    coaches, officials and spectators with respect
    regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
10. I will teach my child that doing one??s best is more
      important than winning, so that my child will never
      feel defeated by the outcome of a game or
      his/her performance.
11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and
      trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner
      every time.
12. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other
      participants for making a mistake or losing a
13. I will emphasize skill development and practices and
      how they benefit my child over winning. I will also
      de-emphasize games and competition in the lower
      age groups.
14. I will promote the emotional and physical well-being
      of the athletes ahead of any personal desire
      I may have for my child to win.
15. I will respect the officials and their authority during
      games and will never question, discuss, or confront
      coaches at the game field, and will take time to
      speak with coaches at an agreed upon time
      and place.
16. I will demand a sports environment for my child that
      is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will
      refrain from their use at all sports events.
17. I will refrain from coaching my child or other
      players during games and practices, unless I am
      one of the official coaches of the team.
Parent and Volunteer Pledge
I will teach all children to play fair and do their best.
I will positively support all managers, coaches and players.
I will respect the decisions of the umpires.
I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game.
Central Iowa Little League
1364 E Pine Ridge Drive
Polk City, Iowa 50226
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