Code of Conduct

1           Code of Conduct - Players and Coaches

1.1         Learn the rules and always play to them.

1.2         Never argue with an umpire, opposition player or official. If you have a problem, discuss it amicably.

1.3         Verbal abuse, swearing and un-sportsmanlike conduct are reportable actions and will not tolerated at Doncaster.

1.4         Strive to be the best of your ability at all times, both at practice and during games. This could also include looking after yourself away from the field. The use of alcohol and drugs could affect your performance while playing.

1.5         Respect the time and efforts put in by your players, coaches and officials. They deserve your support and full commitment.

1.6         Baseball is a team game. Encourage your team mates and players even when they make mistakes.  Never ridicule opponents or team mates.

1.7         Accept that at times you may be required to take a turn on the bench. When on the bench encourage your team and be prepared to play at all times.

1.8         Respect your opponents and appreciate their good play. Without the opposition you would not be able to play the game.

1.9         Play to enjoy the game and improve your skills.

1.10       Respect the equipment provided for you, either by the club or your parents. Baseball equipment is very expensive and abuse of equipment, such as throwing bats and helmets, is a reportable act and will   not be tolerated.

1.11       Always think safety, to avoid injury to yourself and others.

1.12       Set an example. If you want to be treated in a certain manner, then act that way to others. Be encouraging and fair and show respect to everyone, as they too have feelings.

2           Code of Conduct – Parents and Spectators

2.1         Children play baseball for fun. Accept any mistakes as part of their learning process. Remember they are playing for their enjoyment, not yours.

2.2         Applaud good play from both teams and encourage your child to accept that their best and honest effort is just as important as victory.

2.3         Encourage the players and coaches to play within the rules and spirit of the game.

2.4         To help assist your understanding, learn the rules.

2.5         Never ridicule, abuse or yell at any player for making a mistake that may change the result of the game.

2.6         Offensive language and behaviour from parents and spectators is not acceptable under any circumstances and the club will take immediate action.

2.7         Recognise the value and importance of the volunteers assisting. They give their time and effort to provide a safe and fun environment for your child. If you are able, your assistance is always appreciated.

2.8         Baseball is a team game. Accept that each player will spend time on the bench and have a particular role within the team.

2.9         Not all players are champions, so if they don't want to play, don't force them.

2.10       If you disagree with an official or coach, raise the issue one on one after the game and attempt to resolve the matter amicably.