Code of Conduct
In the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play and to promote mutual respect among players, coaches, umpires and spectators TCLL has established this Code of Conduct. It is our goal to emphasize above all the values of Little League Baseball, as displayed on the patch of every uniform on every player: Character, Courage, and Loyalty.
The Code of Conduct shall govern the actions of players, coaches and spectators. The Code is intended to provide behavioral guidance and establish clear expectations for all involved. The Code was not conceived to address every possible behavioral circumstance; however, it shall serve as the standard for behavioral evaluation.
It shall be the obligation of ALL participants, spectators and volunteers, and board members to comply with the terms and provisions of the Code of Conduct. Any person violating the Code shall be subject to administrative action, up to and including termination of his/her privilege to participate in, or attend, any or all TCLL sponsored activities.
Coaches Code of Conduct
• Coaches will be positive role models.
• Coaches will display and instill in their players the principals of good sportsmanship and team play.
• Coaches will conduct themselves in a manner that best serves the interests of the players.
• Coaches will do their best to provide the players a positive experience.
• Coaches will ensure that winning and/or losing teams do so in a manner which exhibits respect and good sportsmanship.
• Coaches will treat all players, parents, spectators, opposing coaches, umpires and league officials with respect.
• Coaches will provide instruction in a manner that is constructive and supportive.
• Coaches will not ridicule or demean players, other coaches or umpires.
• Coaches will not tolerate behavior that endangers the health or well-being of a child.
• Coaches will comply with the decisions of league officials and observe all rules, policy, and procedure as established or endorsed by TCLL.
• Coaches will teach the game of baseball to the best of their ability.
• Coaches will be drug and alcohol free while at any TCLL athletic event
• Coaches will not use any tobacco products in the dugout or on the playing field.
• Coaches acknowledge the need to demonstrate fundamental proficiency with respect to the game of baseball.
Parents and Spectators Code of Conduct
• 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 and Spectators will conduct themselves in a manner that best serves the interests of the players.
• Parents and Spectators will provide the players with a positive experience.
• Parents will make certain that their children show respect for all other players, coaches, officials and spectators.
• Parents and Spectators will not ridicule, taunt, humiliate or demean players, coaches, umpires or TCLL officials.
• Parents will inform the coach of any disability or ailment that may affect the safety of their child.
- Parents will get their players to events on time (5-10 minutes early) and prepared/equipped to play. They will communicate with coaches on any necessary absences.
• Parents and Spectators will treat all players, coaches and umpires fairly and with respect.
• Parents and Spectators will comply with the decisions of league officials and observe all rules, policy and procedure as established or endorsed by the TCLL board of directors.
• Parents and Spectators will not question an umpire's call.
• Parents and Spectators will respect the opponent and avoid any confrontation with opposing players, spectators, or coaches.
• Parents and Spectators will be drug and alcohol free while at the complex and any other TCLL sponsored athletic event.
• Parents and Spectators will not "coach" or "officiate" from the bleachers or fence areas.
Players Code of Conduct
• Display good sportsmanship and team play at all times.
• Follow the direction of the Coaching Staff.
• Respect all, coaches, players, league officials, umpires and spectators.
• Make every attempt to be on time and ready to play for all games and practices.
Players Shall Not:
• Use abusive or profane language.
• Taunt or humiliate any other player.
• Question an umpire's call.
• Abuse, mistreat or mishandle any TCLL equipment or property (e.g., throwing batting helmets, bats, balls, etc...)