UPLAND AMERICAN LITTLE LEAGUE
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Upland American Little League Constitution Article II, states, ‘the objective of the League shall be to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideas of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and the respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger, and happier children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy, and trustworthy citizens’.
In order to enable our Little League players to achieve these goals, managers, coaches and parents are expected to lead by example and share a great deal of the responsibility by demonstrating their behavior, sportsmanship and fair play, in a positive manner.
Therefore, the Board of Directors of Upland American Little League has mandated the following Code of Conduct. All board members, managers, coaches and parents should read, understand and follow this Code of Conduct.
Code of Conduct:
No Board Member, Manager, Coach, Player or Spectator shall:
§ Challenge an umpire’s authority. The umpires shall have the authority and discretion during a game to penalize the offender with consequences up to and including removal from the game.
§ At any time, touch or threaten to touch an official in any manner.
§ Verbally or physically insult or abuse any official, board member, manager, coach, player or spectator. This includes speaking disrespectfully to and of any of the aforementioned.
§ Speak negatively about any volunteer in the league or about the league and attempt to spread negativity in
an attempt to turn the opinions of others against the league.
§ Exhibit an objectionable demonstration of dissent at an official’s decision (on or off the field) with any threatening or unsportsmanlike behavior including but not limited to throwing gloves, helmets, hats, bats, or balls.
§ Use unnecessarily rough tactics in the play of a game against an opposing player.
§ Use profane, obscene or vulgar language in any manner at any time.
§ Smoke while in the stands or on the playing field or in any dugout at any time. Smoking will only be permitted in designated areas 20 feet from any spectator stands or dugouts.
§ Appear intoxicated on the field of play, stands, or anywhere on the Little League complex at any time. Intoxicated is defined as having an odor or behavior associated with excessive alcohol consumption.
§ Discuss publicly during a game, any play, decision or a personal opinion of a player in a derogatory or abusive manner.
§ Tamper or manipulate any league rosters, schedules, official score books, rankings, financial records or procedures, draft positions or draft selections.
The first infractions of the Upland American Little League Code of Conduct by an individual will be referred to the League Representative. All subsequent infractions of the Code by that individual will be referred to the Grievance Committee of the UALL Board of Directors. The Committee will discuss the offense and determine the disciplinary action to be imposed on the offender, up to and including expulsion from the league. The Board of Directors will act on the recommendation of the Grievance Committee.