JSSA CODE OF CONDUCT
Revised April 2020
The objective of this Code is to ensure and promote high standards of behavior when it comes to interactions among JSSA members. We hope the knowledge. affirmation and acceptance of this code by every member, along with the consequences for violating it will lead to less controversy and a more enjoyable environment for everyone.
THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE UNACCEPTABLE AND CAN LEAD TO LEAGUE SUSPENSIONS OR EXPULSIONS
A. Any language or gestures toward another JSSA member, umpire or spectator intended to harass, humiliate, threaten or cause embarrassment.
B. Any statements that are bigoted, hateful, racially offensive or intended to intimidate.
C. Any excessive use of language that is vulgar, obscene or profane.
D. Any confrontation of a physical nature including but not limited to verbal threats, shoving, hitting, throwing at or using any object that could cause harm including intentional collisions.
E. Arguing with an umpire or another player. All on field discussions regarding calls should be between umpires and team manager. All umpire calls are final.
F. The use of an illegal bat.
G. Any member participation while under the influence of alcohol or illegal controlled substances.
H. Any conduct that could be considered unsportsmanlike or detrimental to the interest of the league.
I. Any verbal confrontation between members that is determined NOT to be "good-natured banter" which adds to the fun of the game.
GUIDELINES AND ACTIONS
A. These guidelines will apply to all JSSA members.
B. On the first non-physical infraction, any game umpire or JSSA Board member may issue a verbal warning including a game ejection: On second occurrence a minimum of a two-game suspension will be issued: For subsequent violations, the enforcement actions will be as determined by the Board Of Directors.
THE APPEAL PROCESS
All appeal requests must be submitted in writing WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE ENFORCEMENT DECISION. The Executive Board will review and either uphold, modify or overturn. The decision of the Executive Board will be final.