Codes of Conduct

Updated Tuesday November 3, 2015 by League President.

 

Lone Peak Youth Baseball (“LPYB”) is designed to provide a robust, structured, supervised, instructional and competitive baseball program. LPYB fosters an environment that emphasizes sportsmanship, fair play, physical and mental well-being, teamwork, baseball skills development, community involvement, and volunteerism, and the development of good citizens and positive role models for the community.

In order to ensure that the principles of sportsmanship, fair play, skill development, and mutual respect among players, managers, coaches, umpires and spectators are the primary considerations governing competition in the Lone Peak Youth Baseball League, the following Codes of Conduct have been established, adopted, and will be enforced throughout every season. 


Players Code of Conduct 

 

Each player will ensure that his playing conduct is that of a young gentleman, competing fairly to the limit of his ability. To satisfactorily meet these responsibilities, the player is expected to:

1.     Know the rules and abide by them.

2.     Respect the umpires and refrain from addressing them or commenting on their decisions during the play of the game. The team's manager may address the umpires during the game but only within the provisions of the rules and in a courteous, respectful manner.

3.     Maintain control of his emotions, avoiding the use of abusive language or profanity, humiliating remarks, and/or gestures of ill temper, and physical assault upon another player, coach, manager, umpire or league official at any time.

4.     Respect the manager, coaches and players of the opposing team and demonstrate appropriate gestures of sportsmanship at the conclusion of every game - be humble and generous in victory and proud and courteous in defeat.

5.     Follow all practice or game facility rules and regulations, respecting at all times the property of others.

6.     Realize, accept, and practice the principle that a team’s reputation is built not only on its playing ability but also on the sportsmanship, courtesy and manners of each individual player.

7.     Refrain from the use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or other illegal substances both on and off the playing field.

8.     Conduct himself in a manner befitting the founding principles of LPYB when traveling to "away" games or tournaments.

9.     Understand that any rejection from a game will result in a mandatory one game suspension at the next game the player attends.  Multiple suspensions during the game will result in termination of playing privileges for the season.   

 

Managers & Coaches Code of Conduct

 

Each manager and coach will ensure that his coaching conduct is that of an adult, with the best interests of every ball player and LPYB, continually expressed. To satisfactorily meet these responsibilities, each manager and coach is expected to:

1.     Know the rules and abide by them.

2.     Instruct team members in the rules and coach his/her team in such a way as to motivate each player to compete according to the rules at all times.

3.     Respect the umpires and refrain from questioning their decisions in a disrespectful or abusive manner.

4.     Ensure that the players and spectators follow game and practice facility rules and regulations.

5.     Ensure that fans of his team conduct themselves with sportsmanship and maturity at all times while in attendance at game/practice sites; assist the umpires in maintaining control of spectators during the games.

6.     Respect the manager, coaches and players of the opposing team both during the play of the game and at its conclusion, win or lose.

7.     Teach each player, especially through personal example, to be humble and generous in victory and proud and courteous in defeat.

8.     Maintain control of his/her emotions and avoid actions, language, and/or gestures that may be interpreted as hostile and humiliating.

9.     Refrain from the use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or other illegal substances at games, practices and all other LPYB team events.

10.   Instruct team support personnel (e.g., assistant coaches, scorekeepers, team parents) in their responsibilities in accordance with established rules and procedures.

11.   Realize, accept, and practice the principal that a team’s reputation is built not only on its playing ability, but also on its sportsmanship, courtesy, and manner.

12.   Understand that any ejection from a game will result in a mandatory one game suspension in addition to the game they are ejected from.  Multiple suspensions during the game will result in termination of coaching privileges for the season.

 

Spectators Code of Conduct

 

Each spectator will ensure that his/her conduct at all games and practices is that of a mature adult with the best interests of every ball player and the Lone Peak Youth Baseball League, continually expressed. To satisfactorily meet these responsibilities, every spectator is expected to:

1.     Respect the rules of the game.

2.     Respect the umpires, managers, coaches and players and refrain from questioning their decisions or from addressing them in a loud, disrespectful or abusive manner

3.     Cheer for their team in a positive, supportive manner, refraining at all times from making hostile, negative, or abusive remarks about the opposing team.

4.     Adhere to all practice/game facility rules and regulations.

5.     Demonstrate appropriate gestures of sportsmanship at the conclusion of a game, win or lose.

6.     Realize, accept, and practice the principal that a team’s reputation is built not only on its playing ability, but also on the sportsmanship, courtesy, and citizenship of its fans.

7.     Refrain from the use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or other illegal substances at games, practices and all other LPYB team events.