Last Updated: September 3, 2017 

Vineyard Little League

 

Good Neighbor Policy

 

 

 

  • Properly Supervise Children
    • No throwing rocks and debris over the block walls and fences
      • There are homes to the south of the parking lot and fields. We have received reports of rocks and other objects being intentionally thrown over.
    • Children entering the basketball courts should not be loud and disruptive to the games in progress
    • Food and beverages should not be consumed within the basketball courts
    • All trash, debris, and other articles should be removed from the courts
    • No climbing on fences, gates, bicycle storage, or other areas
    • No wandering around the gym or locker room areas
  • Do not enter the locked areas of the school
    • If a home run or foul ball enters a locked area, consider it gone
    • Trespassers are subject to prosecution
    • Law enforcement frequently inspects these areas
    • No playing “tag” or “hide and go seek” in secure areas
    • Absolutely no climbing on buildings
  • Not permitted at EIS
    • Dogs (seeing-eye or other service animals are permitted)
    • Alcohol, illegal drugs (and persons under the influence of)
    • Tobacco (including smokeless)
  • Please obey all parking laws
    • Cars should be lawfully parked in appropriate spaces
    • Local law enforcement will ticket vehicles illegally parked.
  • Be courteous and conscious of the neighbors around EIS and our other fields
    • Please do not block driveways
    • Please remove trash and other debris
    • Do not disturb the residents
    • Use public sidewalks, not yards as paths to the fields
  • Keep our fields and school grounds clean
    • All trash, debris, and articles should be removed from bleachers, areas around fields, and dugouts
    • Use trash cans to dispose of debris

 

As a reminder we are a guest at the schools and parks that we use. We should always follow our “Good Neighbor” policy and encourage others to do the same. Please report any situations or incidents to a Vineyard Little League Board Member or a member of our Coaching Staff. Violators will be ejected and may face additional punishment by the VLL BOD and/or local law enforcement.

 

 

Thank you,

 

 

 

Vineyard Little League Board of Directors




THE LITTLE LEAGUE PLEDGE


I trust in God

I love my country

And will respect its laws

I will play fair

And strive to win

But win or lose

I will always do my best








THE LITTLE LEAGUE PARENT / VOLUNTEER PLEDGE


I will teach all children to play fair and do their best

I will positively support all managers, coaches and players

I will respect the decisions of the umpires

I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game




YOUTH SPORTS PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT


Preamble

The essential elements of character building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.”

I therefore agree:

  1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.

  2. I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.

  3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.

  4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.

  5. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or sporting event.

  6. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting, refusing to shake hands, or using profane language or gestures.

  7. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of the athletes.

  8. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.

  9. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.

  10. I will teach my child that doing one's best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.

  11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.

  12. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition.

  13. I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.

  14. I will promote the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.

  15. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.

  16. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.

  17. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.