Mattoon COBRA Softball: Code of Conduct

 

Mattoon Cobra Softball




Code Of Conduct

For

Players, Parents, & Coaches



Selected players and coaches must be available to make Mattoon Cobra Softball a success. The following codes of conduct will be expected:



PLAYERS


§         Active in all fundraisers, which will include participation in individual team and organizational events.


§         Participation in winter practices once a week or as designated by coaches.


§         Participation in spring and summer weeknight and weekend practices.


§         Availability to play most weekends of the summer between April – July.


§         Understanding the team goal of attending at least one out of state Regional or National tournament at families cost if fundraising is not available.


§         Coaches will determine playing time; there will be no guarantee of playtime.


§         “Pick-Up” playing for other than a Mattoon Cobra Softball team must first be approved by the coach.


§         Misconduct of players, (which will include but not limited to; language, throwing equipment, disrespect to fellow teammates and players from opposing teams, coaches, umpires or tournament staff) will be handled by the following:


o        First Offense: Player will set out game.


o        Second Offense: Parent will be asked to leave the field with player.


o        Third Offense: Will be brought to the attention of the Board Of Directors to make a ruling on which could result in the immediate suspension of player from team without refund of fees.



PARENTS


§         Active in all fundraisers, which will include participation in individual team and organizational events.


§         Ensuring that players make it to ALL practices and games.


§         Understanding the team goal of attending at least one out of state regional or National tournament at families cost if fundraising is not available.


§         Understanding that there will be no guarantee of playtime although Saturdays will be used to substitute.


§         Misconduct of parents, (which will include but not limited to; language, disrespect to players and parents of all teams playing, coaches, umpires or tournament staff) will be handled by the following:


o        First Offense: coach will give Parent a verbal warning.


o        Second Offense: Parent or guardian, along with player(s) from family will be asked to leave field.


o        Third Offense: Will be brought to the attention of the Board Of Directors to make a ruling on that could result in the immediate suspension of the player without refund of fees.



COACHES


§         Active in all fundraisers, which will include participation in individual team and organizational events.


§         Understand that it is the goal of the team to attend at least one Regional or National tournament.


§         Know and understand that all money raised through fundraisers or fees belong to the team and/or organization and will be immediately handed over to the Board of Directors upon request due to replacement, suspension, or dissolution of team.


§         Know and understand that all equipment purchased or acquired for a Mattoon Cobra Softball team belongs to the team and/or organization and will be immediately handed over to the Board of Directors upon request due to replacement, suspension, or dissolution of team.


§         Misconduct of Coaches, (which will include but are not limited to; misappropriation of funds, disrespect to players, parents, fellow coaches, umpires, tournament staff) will be handled in the following way after a meeting with ALL parents from team and concerned individuals:


o        First Offense: A warning by the Board Of Directors will be given in writing.


o        Second Offense: Could result in the suspension of Coach.


o        Third Offense: Asked to leave organization including any players in family without re-admission.



THE REWARD


Is all the travel and commitment worth it?


For most girls who play, this will be one of the most remembered life experiences. They will create lifelong friendships. It may also lead to academic and career goals being achieved by the exposure to college scouts at tournaments.


What does the Regional or National tournaments exposures do for them?


Imagine yourself as a college softball coach looking to scout players. You probably are on a small recruiting budget. A college coach can see more truly talented players at regional tournaments. Our players will not only have the time of their life but also gain exposure and they may get to play ball at the college of their choice.



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