Northampton Athletic Association: Code of Conduct

Thursday, February 1
NAA Code of Conduct
Northampton Athletic Association
Code of Conduct

This code of conduct is designed to provide a fun and safe environment for all who are involved in the Northampton Athletic Association. We are here to provide the youth in Northampton with the opportunity to participate in and learn about sports, and prepare them for future competition at all levels and areas of life.

We as parents, athletes, volunteers, and coaches, agree to abide by the rules and consequences set forth in the below mentioned sections.

1.   All members (parents, athletes, coaches, volunteers, and guests) of the Northampton Athletic Association (NAA) WILL show respect for all athletes, coaches, and NAA officials.
We WILL show appreciation of a good play by other teams and its members, as well as our own.
The coaches and parents WILL be positive role models and not behave in an unsportsmanlike manner.

2.   Any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of the athlete or others participating will be reported to the coach or proper NAA authorities.

3.   All persons will agree to learn and abide by the rules of their particular sport.

4.   Observing practice and games is a privilege and unsportsmanlike conduct such as (but not limited to): taunting, booing, profane language, hostility or violence, or interfering with the coaches and officials will not be tolerated. Any conduct which is disrespectful or in general disrupts the flow of the game or practice is unacceptable.

5.   No one other than officials, coaches, and players is permitted on a field or court of play during practices and games. A violation of this rule will result in disciplinary action from the NAA board including, but not limited to, suspension of the right to attend NAA sponsored activities.

6. Engaging in behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of anyone associated with the NAA will not be permitted.

7. Conflict or concerns will be resolved without resorting to hostility or physical violence.

8. We will demand a sports environment that is free of drugs and alcohol and I will refrain from their use while attending NAA functions.

9.   Vandalism and defacing of property of the NAA or at an opposing organizations site will not be tolerated. The NAA reserves the right to contact the local authorities and obtain restitution for the act. Punishment may also result in suspension of privileges at the NAA.

10.   Parents or legal guardians will pick up and deliver the athletes on time to all practices, games or other activities.

11. We will respect the officials and coaches, and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront them at the game field, but rather will take time to speak with them at an agreed upon time and place IN PRIVATE after the game, practice, or activity is completed

12.   We encourage a smoke free environment.

I/We agree that if I/We fail to abide by the above listed code and guidelines; I/We will be subject to disciplinary action. This action may include, but is not limited to the following:

a. Verbal warning by official, head coach, and/or head of league organization
b. Written warning
c. Game suspension of the actor(s).
d. Forfeiture of the game.
e. Season suspension of the actor(s).

Any disciplinary action that is taken, the actor(s) has the right for appeal with the board of the NAA. The decision is strictly confidential and all records regarding this act will be kept on file at the organization. This code is established and is to be followed while on the grounds or the NAA, at an NAA function, or at another organizations site.

The above mentioned code is a generalized list of rules that the NAA abides by. The complete list of “Rules of Conduct” may be obtained from any board member or from the website at www.eteamz.active.com/naasports.

1/2007