BayPoint Little League: BPLL Code of Conduct

Bay Point Little League Code of Conduct

The essential elements of character building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles.

Trustworthiness ♦ Respect ♦ Responsibility ♦ Fairness ♦ Caring ♦ Good Citizenship

All participants, (players, parents, coaches and fans), in sporting events held at BPLL will comply with the following rules:

1.     Remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.

2.     Learn the rules of the game and the policies of the BPLL, abide by BPLL Rules posted on the grounds and follow the directions given by league officials.

3.     Be a positive role model for the children and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice, and all league events. 

4.     Do 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.

5.     Do not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of the athletes.

6.     Respect the officials and their authority during games and never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field.

7.     This is a city owned facility and use of tobacco or alcohol on site is prohibited.

8.     Refrain from coaching your child or other players during games and practices, unless you are one of the official coaches of the team.

Little League Rule 9.01(f):

Umpires may order both teams in their dugouts and suspend play until such time as League Officials deal with unruly spectators.  Failure of League Officials to adequately handle an unruly spectator can result in the game remaining suspended until a later date.

Please note that Bay Point Little League has a zero tolerance policy.  We make every effort to create a happy, wholesome atmosphere where children can play and learn the game of baseball/softball.

Failure to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines will be subject the violator to disciplinary action that may include, but is not limited to the following:

·       Verbal warning by umpire, head coach, or league official

·       Written warning by umpire, head coach, or league official.

·       Game or season suspension with written documentation of incidents kept on file by the Board of Directors.

·       Removal from BPLL facilities for a period of time to be determined by the Board of Directors.