Preface: The essential elements of character building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these "six pillars of character."
I therefore agree:
I will not force my child to participate in sports.
I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.
I will inform the coach of any medical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.
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 and practice.
I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of un-sportsman-like conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting, refusing to shake hands, or using profane language or gestures.
I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of the players.
I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
I will teach my child that doing your best is more important than winning.
I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.
I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a game.
I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning.
I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches or umpires at or on the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place in a manner which does NOT include verbal or physical harassment whether it be in person and/or other forms of communication such as phone and/or e-mail.
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.
I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games unless I am one of the recognized coaches on the field of play.
KYBSL has a zero tolerance policy to protect the players, coaches, officials and the League. It is expected that everyone in attendance and/or involved in KYBSL activities will abide by this policy and our Code of Conduct.
Zero Tolerance includes the negative verbal or physical behavior directed or inflicted toward another person or persons within the playing field and its immediate surrounding spectator areas.
This includes the following:
Player to another player or players
Player to coach
Player to umpire(s)
Coach to coach
Coach to umpire(s)
Coach to player(s)
Parent/Fan to coach(es)
Parent/Fan to umpire(s)
Parent/Fan to player(s)
Or any other combination there-of
KYBSL has the authority to request those persons involved in such activity be removed from the field. The League and its officiating crew can stop a game and make these recommendations with the game held until such time as the removal of the persons involved in any confrontation or other negative behavior has been resolved and has vacated the premises. If required, KYBSL also has the direction to request police presence to help<