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Warwick NY Little League

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Parent Code of Conduct

PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

Parents should read, understand and AGREE prior to their players participating in our league. ANY PARENT GUILTY OF IMPROPER CONDUCT AT ANY GAME OR PRACTICE WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE SPORTS FACILITY AND BE SUSPENDED FROM THE FOLLOWING GAME. REPEAT VIOLATIONS MAY CAUSE A MULTIPLE GAME SUSPENSION, OR THE SEASON FORFEITURE OF THE PRIVILEGE OF ATTENDING ALL GAMES.
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1. I will not force my player to participate in sports.
2. I will remember that players participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.
3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my player or the safety of others. COVID RELATED 
4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.
5. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my player 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 other sporting event.


6. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.
7. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well being of the athletes.
8. I will teach my player to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
9. I will demand that my player treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
10. I will teach my player that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my player will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.


11. I will praise my player for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my player feel like a winner every time.
12. I will never ridicule or yell at my player or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition.
13. I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my player over winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
14. I will promote the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my player to win.

15. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches/umpires at the game field. I will take the time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.

Little League International Parent Pledge

The Little League Parent Pledge:

  • I will teach all children to play fair and do their best
  • I will positively support all managers, coaches, and players 
  • I will respect the decision of the umpires
  • i will praise a good effort despite the outcomes of the game 
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