Codes Of Conduct
To ensure a positive baseball experience for ALL participants, TLLL has adopted Codes of Conduct for players, managers & coaches, and parents. These guidelines have been set in place to support a great baseball season and help us all stay on track.
Player Code of Conduct.
As a player in TLLL, I will abide by the Player’s Code of Conduct:
I will respect the game, my teammates, my coaches and managers, and the umpires.
I will not argue an umpire’s call or make negative comments to an umpire from the field or bench.
I will not argue a coach’s decision and I will talk to my coaches privately after games and practices if I have questions.
I will not blame other players when mistakes occur.
I will listen to and pay attention to my coaches while they are talking.
I will control my temper and frustrations. I understand that swearing, and throwing equipment takes away from the spirit of the game. I also understand that my coaches may ask me to sit because of poor behavior.
I will work hard for myself and my team.
I will be a good example for my teammates.
I will ALWAYS play by the rules.
I understand that the goals of playing at TLLL are to have fun and develop my baseball skills and create positive team spirit.
Parent Code of Conduct.
As a parent or guardian of a TLLL player, I agree to the Parent Code of Conduct:
I will remember that my child plays for his or her enjoyment.
I will always encourage my child to play by the rules.
I will always encourage my child to respect the coaches, their teammates, and the umpires.
I understand that the game of baseball is very difficult to learn and play. I will remember that children learn best by example. I will applaud the good plays by both my child’s team and their opponents. I will teach my child that trying their hardest despite the score or situation is extremely important.
I will not criticize an umpire’s judgment or direct negative comments towards them.
I will not criticize coaches’ decisions – on either team – in a game setting.
I understand that TLLL has a 24-hour rule before addressing coaches with concerns unless it is a safety issue. I will always address any questions or concerns to the coaching staff at the appropriate time, after games or practices and away from the players.
I will be supportive and involved, without interfering with the operation of the team.
I understand that not abiding by this Code of Conduct or inappropriate conduct may result in my being asked to leave the ballpark and may possibly result in my child not playing.
I understand that the goals of TLLL are to have fun, develop my child’s baseball skills and create a positive team spirit.
Coach & Manager Code of Conduct.
Coaches play a very critical role in the development of players, both athletically and
personally. As a coach or manager at TLLL team, I pledge to follow this Code of Conduct:
I will engage, teach, and provide enjoyment to young players through participation in organized baseball. Each player will be treated fairly, and his/her welfare will be prioritized.
I acknowledge that I have tremendous influence on the mental and physical growth of the players on my team, and I will never place the value of winning above the value of good sportsmanship and character.
I recognize that my conduct is a reflection of TLLL and I will not act in a manner that jeopardizes the league or its relationship with players, families, and/or community partners.
I will refrain from the possession and use alcohol, drugs, and tobacco products when in contact with players.
I will manage/coach my team in harmony with the mission and goals of TLLL.
I will learn and understand the rules of TLLL. I will not seek an advantage by circumvention of the rules.
I will organize practices that are enjoyable and challenging for the players.
I will respect and support umpires. I will not indulge in conduct which would incite players or spectators against the umpires. I understand that public criticism of umpires, Little League officials or players will not be tolerated.
I will maintain open lines of communication with parents and players.
I will promote good sportsmanship regardless of the game outcome.
I will promote and encourage players to show respect for others, to act and play with integrity, and take personal responsibility for their words and actions.
I will be generous with my praise when it is deserved; I will be consistent, honest, fair and ethical; I will not berate players publicly or shame them.
I will ensure that all players regardless of skill or ability are allotted at a minimum the mandatory play time as required by TLLL.