Code of Conduct
The Oaklandon Youth Organization Sportsmanship “Code of Conduct”
Babe Ruth League, Cal Ripken Division, and Amateur Softball Association
DEVELOP A STRONG, CLEAN, HEALTHY BODY, MIND AND SOUL.
Any forms of alcohol, tobacco or drugs are strictly prohibited from any and all OYO premises; first offense – will result in a two-game suspension and second offense will result in an indefinite suspension for individual involved with possible reinstatement by the OYO Executive Board of Directors the following year.
DEVELOP A STRONG URGE FOR SPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT.
OYO will hold all participants, players, coaches, and spectators accountable for any actions that may be deemed detrimental to either the safety of play or the safety of anyone present.
DEVELOP UNDERSTANDING OF AND RESPECT FOR THE RULES.
Knowing the rules makes for better players, coaches, and spectators.
DEVELOP COURAGE IN DEFEAT, TOLERANCE AND MODESTY IN VICTORY.
Good sports make it fun for all! We are out here to teach our kids life lessons!
DEVELOP CONTROL OVER EMOTIONS AND SPEECH.
Respect our umpires, coaches, players, and spectators. If it’s not a positive comment, it’s probably not a good one. Profanity, degrading remarks, acts of violence or any form of intimidation will not be tolerated. Anyone using profanity will be asked to leave the park immediately. If this person does not leave the park and delays the game, that player will be suspended for 10 days. If a second offense occurs, player will be suspended indefinitely and reinstatement by OYO Executive Board of Directors approval will be required. It is up to the Coaches to communicate this respectful attitude to their players and families.
DEVELOP SPIRIT OF COOPERATION AND TEAM PLAY.
Play with our best effort, striving to make one another better.
DEVELOP INTO REAL, TRUE CITIZENS
All players, coaches, and spectators are part of our OYO community and are accountable for their actions.
*OYO expressly reserves the rights to revoke any and all privileges in respect to playing, coaching or watching any games at Veterans Memorial Park. If an act is considered in violation of our “code of conduct”, immediate suspension until the OYO Executive Board can evaluate such act. Any type of ejection from a game, whether player, coach or spectator, will result in a second game suspension. The person ejected would need to be reinstated by the OYO Executive Board prior to any additional participation. Any review by the OYO Executive Board may result in a penalty up to and including expulsion from the league.
*Code of Conduct must be signed and on file with OYO prior to any participation with the league for the current season. Players will be asked to sign a team-specific form before participating in their first game.