Parental Code of Conduct & Responsibilities Contract
Thomaston-Upson County Recreation Department would like to share with you
standards, procedures and policies for our
FALL BASEBALL PROGRAM
Offenders of the below stated code of conduct and
responsibilities are subject to immediate removal from any game/practice or
possibly the baseball program.
should not use foul or abusive language toward any umpire. Umpires are
trained to make calls. At times it will be a judgment call or an
opinion of that umpire. Remember that a parent has never over
ruled an umpire and never will. Understand that no one (including
an umpire) is perfect…umpires call games as they see them to the best of
their ability. Parents’ conduct should be conduct that you would
want your child or other children to model. Please remember this in
your tone, your words and your actions. Youngsters are watching you and
will be influenced by your behavior.
has registered to play baseball. Playing a sport requires practice,
conditioning and perseverance. Playing a team sport requires having
team members present at practice to be conditioned, evaluated and trained for
positions. It is important for a team sport to have all members present
for practice. Every player will be given the opportunity to play. We would like to remind the players that
this is an instructional league, we are here to
better your baseball ability and to get some ready for the Spring. So please make sure you can get your player
to practices and games.
Players/Parents need to let coaches know as soon as possible if they
will not be able to play in a game.
This will allow the coach adequate time to revise team strategy.
If as a
parent you have questions or concerns, please be
courteous and professional. Periods prior to practices or games
are not appropriate times to discuss problems you may have with you players’
baseball experience. Coaches should be focusing attention on practice
and or the game. We suggest either a telephone call, email or arrange a
time to meet/discuss concerns at a mutually convenient time.
Please speak with your coach first. Follow the chain of command.
If you still have concerns then bring them to the attention of the League
Commissioner. Submit concerns in writing to him. He will review,
make recommendations and respond. If after this course of action, your concerns have not been sufficiently addressed,
then present your written concerns the Grievance Committee. They will
review and respond. If in the event concerns are still present,
you may take item before Fall Baseball Board.
Then we will take it before the Recreation Department for
clarification and procedures.
for the sport is admirable, but controlled enthusiasm is best. Always
show respect for other team players, spectators and coaches. Loud and
abusive yelling will not be tolerated. Parental and spectator comments
should be positive and controlled. Offenders
are subject to the following course of action: (1.) Verbal warning (2.) Letter of
reprimand (3.) Meeting with Athletic Superintendent (4.) Suspension. Offenders of the above stated code of
conduct and responsibilities are subject to immediate removal from any
game/practice or possibly the baseball program.
I (we) have read the above information and accept
these conditions as part of my player's commitment to the Thomaston-Upson
County Fall Baseball Program and acknowledge the consequences of my (our)
(guardian) SIGNATURE/DATE: ____________________________________________________