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I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care and encouragement for my child and other
children participating in Pioneer Baseball by following this Code of Conduct:
I will honor the fact that youth sports exist for youth, not adults.
I will demonstrate Pioneer Baseball core values, at all times, during practice and games, which include caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
I will not use drugs, alcohol or tobacco while in contact with players or on any property that Pioneer Baseball is using. Any coach who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs during practices or games will be suspended from coaching.
I will not criticize or argue with players, opposing coaches, fans, or umpires.
I will accept the decision of the umpires as being fair. Should a concern about a call arise, I will call time and have a quick respectable conversation with the head umpire. Should a concern about an umpire arise, I will refrain from making comments at the game. I will contact the Division Commissioner and go through the proper channels to voice my opinion.
I will keep all sports environments safe and clean at all times and follow all school and Pioneer Baseball policies and procedures during the use of facilities.
I will not jeopardize a player’s health by allowing him/her to enter or re-enter a game once he/she is injured. I will always be alert for any signs that would indicate a safety hazard.
I will ensure that activities serve as a foundation for life learning and are structured to help the athletes achieve their full potential.
I will always place the athlete first and winning second. I will emphasize that winning is dependent on “teamwork”. Winning at all costs is deemed unacceptable by Pioneer Baseball.
I will exercise good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players and umpires at every game, practice or other Pioneer Baseball event.
I will refrain from using abusive and profane language toward anyone connected with the game or the organization.
I will do my best to ensure that the fans of my team conduct themselves with sportsmanship and maturity at all times and I will assist umpires in maintaining control of spectators during the games.
I will insist that my team exercise good sportsmanship toward coaches, umpires, fans, and other players.
I will attempt to develop each child on my team and will follow the rotation rules mandated by Pioneer Baseball in an equal and fair manner.
I will encourage the players to listen, learn and play hard within the rules.
I will do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all players.
Prior to each game I will go over the ground rules with the opposing coach and/or umpire.
Prior to each game I will inspect my player’s bats and helmets to ensure they meet the safety standards set by Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth and Pioneer Baseball.
A pdf version of this code of conduct is available to print and sign.