“Parents and Spectators Code of Conduct”
In order to advance the principals of fair sportsmanship and promote mutual respect among players, parents and spectators, the Ludlow Baseball Association has established a Code of Conduct.
It will be the obligation of all program participants, that's including spectators and volunteers, to comply with the terms and provisions of the Code of Conduct. Any person violating the Code of Conduct will be subject to administrative action, up to and including termination of his/her privilege to participate in, or attend, any or all Ludlow Baseball Association Incorporated activities.
Parents and Spectators agree as follows:
- Parents and Spectators will be positive role models.
- Parents and Spectators will display and instill in all players, the principals of good sportsmanship and team play.
- Parents will make certain that their children show respect for all other players, coaches, officials and spectators.
- Parents and Spectators will treat all players, coaches and umpires fairly and with respect.
- Parents and Spectators will be supportive of their children and team when they are successful or when they are struggling for success.
- Parents and Spectators will comply with the decisions of LBA officials.
- Parents and Spectators will not question an umpire's call.
- Parents and Spectators will respect the opponent and avoid any confrontation with the opposing players, spectators, or coaches.
- Parents and Spectators will be drug and alcohol free while at any Ludlow Baseball Association athletic event.
MOST OF ALL...The Parents and Spectators will support the players, coaches, umpires and LBA officials. Parents and Spectators will not "coach" or "officiate".
Parents and Spectators should remember that the game is for the kids. It is very difficult to accept your child's not playing as much as you may hope. Coaches are experienced and will make judgment decisions based on what they believe to be best for all. There may be situations which may require a conference between the coach and parent. These are to be encouraged. It is important that both parties have a clear understanding of the other's position. If you have concerns to discuss with a coach, please do not attempt to confront a coach before or after a game or practice. These can be emotional times for both the parents and the coach. Meetings of this nature do not promote resolution.