From the Competitive Baseball Agreement
By initialing below, you acknowledge that the following behaviors will not be tolerated:
________ Allowing a player to leave the dugout or bench to sit with you (except in emergency situations). Send him back to the dugout. Be sure to provide him with ample fluids to sustain him throughout the game.
________ Questioning playing time.
________ Use of crude, profane or vulgar language.
________ Outward displays of displeasure with the officials.
________ Consumption of alcohol and/or drugs.
________ Critical, judgmental, or negative talk directed toward teammates and opposing team members.
Consequences for the above actions: Most often, you will be asked by the Manager or one of the coaches to stop the inappropriate behavior. In some cases, particularly if you have offended an official or disrespected a coach, you will be requested to leave the field area. If you do not cease from the behavior or refuse to leave the field area when asked, your son may be pulled out of a game, temporarily suspended from participating in future games and other team activities, or possibly even dismissed from the team. These decisions are at the discretion of the Lee’s Summit Cubs coaching staff. If you or your son are dismissed from the team for a Parent Code of Conduct violation or a violation of the Player Code of Conduct, you will be responsible for any costs specified in the Competitive Baseball Agreement, and NO refunds will be given.
CODE OF CONDUCT AGREEMENT
This Code of Conduct Agreement is part of the Competitive Baseball Agreement entered into between Parent and Team.
The following policies regarding the conduct of parents are being established to support the Lee’s Summit Cubs. We need parental support and participation as we seek to develop quality young men from boys through the game of baseball. In consideration for your support of this Parent Code of Conduct, you can expect the coaching staff to abide by Cubs coaching policies and team philosophy.
PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT AND SUPPORT
- Be supportive of, and reinforce all elements of the Player Code of Conduct on and off the field.
- Don’t complain about things! You would be surprised as to what trickles down from you to your child. Even though they don’t listen to us many times, that’s only selective listening.
- Umpire calls
- Field & facility conditions
- Coaches’ decisions
- Game circumstances
- Coaches on opposing teams
- Playing time
- If you have a complaint or problem with anyone on the coaching staff of this team, go to that person directly and work it out. Do not let things build up.
- If you have concerns regarding the team and how it’s being run, bring them to the Manager, one of the coaches, or to the coaching staff.
- Please discuss all complaints, problems, or concerns privately and outside the listening range of the players on the Team, including your child.
- Please let the coaches instruct, position players, and handle the running of the game. Many times we use signals to set up defensive situations or possible plays, so we don’t necessarily want to broadcast where we’ve positioned players.
- Please notify the team’s Manager in advance if your son will not be able to attend a practice, game, or other team event, or will be late to a practice, game, or other team event. All players will be expected to arrive to each game no later than 45 minutes prior to the game’s scheduled start time.
- This is competitive baseball. As such, please understand that some players on the team may receive more plate appearances, playing time, positions/roles, and starting assignments, than other players.