East Bay Youth Sports Parent Code of Conduct
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 that :
1. I understand that EBYS and BAYS programs are "less than competitive" and are designed to develop skills and fun while emphasizing teamwork, character and sportsmanship. I understand that EBYS does not maintain scores or standings in any of its programs. I understand that this league and its referee's primary purpose is to manage a game with these concepts in mind and not to penalize or create an overly competitive environment.
2. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
3. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.
4. 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 sporting event.
5. I, my player (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as aggressive acts, booing and taunting, refusing to shake hands, or using profane language or gestures.
6. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
7. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
8. 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.
9. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.
10. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition.
11. 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.
12. 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 or league representative at an agreed upon time and place.
I understand that failure to abide by this agreement may result in immediate ejection and / or permanent barring from any or all league activities.