WFBLL Code of Conduct
PLAYERS Code of Conduct
Play for FUN!
Work hard to improve your skills.
Be a team player - get along with your teammates.
Be on time for practices and games.
Respect your coach, your teammates, your parents, opponents and officials.
Never argue with the official’s decision.
COACHES Code of Conduct
Winning is a consideration, but not the only one, nor the most important one. Care more about the child than the winning of the game. Remember players are involved in baseball for fun and enjoyment.
Be a positive role model to your players, display emotional maturity and be alert to the physical safety of players.
Be generous with your praise when it is deserved; be consistent, honest; be fair and just; do not criticize players publicly; learn to be a more effective communicator and coach, don’t yell at players.
Adjust to personal needs and problems of players, be a good listener, never verbally or physically abuse a player or official; give all players the opportunity to improve their skills, gain confidence and develop self-esteem; teach them the basics.
Organize practices that are fun and challenging for your players. Familiarize yourself with the rules, techniques and strategy of baseball; encourage all your players to be team players.
Maintain an open line of communication with your players’ parents. Explain the goals and objectives of your association.
Coaches should maintain composure at all times. Coaches should treat players on their own team and opposing teams, umpires and fans with respect.
Umpires will decide all calls to the best of their ability, and may ask head coaches from both teams to resolve disputes. Board members will not be included in making calls. Discussions are made away from the crowd with one coach from each team present, and will be kept quiet and personal.
Coaches should understand procedures for protesting the game. Protests must be made before the next pitch is thrown.
Be concerned with the overall development of your players.
Stress good health habits and clean living.
To play the game is great, to love the game is even greater.
PARENTS Code of Conduct
Do not force your children to participate in sports, but support their desires to play their chosen sport. Children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment. Make it fun.
Encourage your child to play by the rules. Remember, children learn best by example, so applaud the good plays of both teams.
Do not embarrass your child by yelling at players, coaches or officials. By showing a positive attitude toward the game and all of its participants, your child will benefit.
Emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit your young athlete. De-emphasize game and competition in the lower age groups.
Know and study the rules of the game, and support the officials on and off the field. This approach will help in the development and support of the game. Any criticism of the officials only hurts the game.
Applaud a good effort in victory and in defeat and enforce the positive points of the game.
Never yell or physically abuse your child after a game or practice - it is destructive. Work toward removing the physical and verbal abuse in youth sports.
Recognize the importance of volunteer coaches. They are very important to the development of your child and the sport. Communicate with them and support them.
If you enjoy the game, learn all you can about the game, and volunteer!
Abusive behavior on the part of coaches or parents may be grounds for forfeiture of the game and possible ejection from the game.