Objectives & Conduct

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PDMBA Objectives


To promote sports and sportsmanship through the development of baseball in Port Dover.

To provide a safe environment in which all players have the right to play.

To protect and promote the mutual interest of its players

To manage and regulate House League and Representative Divisions, their players, coaches, umpires and scheduling

Players Conduct


As a player I agree to:


Respect my manager and coaches.


The managers and coaches are volunteers who donate their time to our organization and my appreciation of their help should be reflected in all my actions on the playing field. It is my duty to listen to and follow the directions of my manager and coaches and to obey the rules set forth by the manager and coaches of the teams.


Respect my team members and other players.


I will not insult, criticise or verbally abuse any other player. Such behaviour does not promote but destroys team spirit and will not be tolerated.


Never resort to physical threats or actions to rectify a situation.


Physical outbursts are unacceptable and will be dealt with using a zero-tolerance policy.


Display good sportsmanship at all times.


It is my duty to reflect the characteristics of fair play at all times. I will display to others that competition is healthy and I will not lower the standards by engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct. I will always give 100% to my team by doing the best job that I can.


Be proud to be a player and have FUN doing it!

Parent/Guardian/Friend Conduct


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

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

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 other sporting event.

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.

I will not encourage any behaviours or practices that would endanger the health and wellbeing of the athletes.

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

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

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.

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

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

I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning.

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.

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 time and place.

I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol.

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.

Coach Conduct


Respect all players.


We will ensure that all criticism we offer to the players will be constructive and balanced with compliments. We recognize that all players are contributors to teams and will treat them all fairly and equitably within the rules.


Respect all parents.


We recognize that baseball is a big commitment for parents. We will keep our team parents informed as well as possible to ensure that the whole team is pulling in the same direction.


Follow proper channels to resolve any disputes.


We understand that we are not alone in the position as coach. We have an organization to assist in the resolution of problems, issues or disputes. If they arise, we will discuss problems with our coaches, the player(s), the parents, the Executive members or the entire Executive as necessary.


Display good sportsmanship at all times.


We understand that the players are learning to be good sportspersons and team players and are quick to copy all behaviour they see on the field, particularly Coaches and Assistant Coaches. We will show respect to team’s coaches, players and parents and the opposing managers, coaches, players and parents at all times. The umpires and fans will also have our respect and we will take care of the playing fields, facilities and equipment that we use.


Be a positive contributor


We will be a positive and caring influence and an encouraging force in teaching the lessons of team play through baseball to all the players we encounter.

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