MVLL - Parent's Code of Conduct

I 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 other 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.

18.)  All questions and concerns regarding Players, Coaches or Umpires should be addressed the day after the game in an atmosphere conducive to problem solving.


Failure to comply with these Rules and/or Codes of Conduct Code will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action including but not limited to immediate ejection from a MVLL event, a warning, suspension from attendance at future league functions including games, as well as impact on any opportunity to manage, coach or otherwise participate in MVLL in future seasons. Repeat violations may result in multiple game suspensions or forfeiture of the privilege of attending all events in a season.

I, the undersigned, individually and on behalf of my player and guests I invite to MVLL events, agree to comply with these Rules and Codes of Conduct. I further acknowledge the authority of the Board of Directors of Minisink Valley Little League and understand that if permitted to manage or coach I serve solely at the pleasure of the Board, which permission may be revoked at any time.

I understand that my failure to honor the authority of the Board and its members or to show them proper respect will be deemed to be a violation of these Rules and Codes of Conduct.

I also understand that I may be called to speak to some or all of the Board at any time regarding an alleged failure to comply with these Rules and Codes of Conduct and my failure to cooperate will be deemed a violation. 

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