JCYB Code of ConductUpdated Monday February 15, 2016 by JCYB.
Coaches Code of Conduct
Coaches shall remain unconditionally supportive of the Jessamine County Youth Baseball League’s commitment to the ideals of good sportsmanship, team play, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority. Likewise, coaches shall remain sensitive to the physical and emotional well being of the players on his/her team. Coaches will be positive role models. They will display and instill in their players the principals of good sportsmanship and team play. Coaches will conduct themselves in a manner that best serves the interest of the players. They will do their best to provide the players a positive experience. Coaches will ensure that winning and/or losing teams do so in a manner, which exhibits respect and good sportsmanship. They will treat all players, parents, spectators, and league officials with respect and not ridicule or demean anyone. Coaches will provide instruction in a manner that is constructive and supportive, teaching the game of baseball to the best of their ability.
Parents Code of Conduct
Parents should set an example for sportsmanship for children to follow. Parents should emphasize Team play to their children. Parents should not criticize the umpire. Parents should not be a Grand Stand Manager. Parents shall remember that not everyone can play at one time. Parents should remember that all Coaches are volunteers. Parents and spectators will be positive role models. Parents and spectators will display and instill in all players, the principals of good sportsmanship and team play. Parents will make sure that their children show respect for all players, coaches, officials and spectators. Parents and spectators will comply with the decisions of league officials and observe all rules, policy and procedures as established and endorsed by the Jessamine County Youth Baseball League. Parents and spectators will not question an umpire's call. Parents and spectators will be drug and alcohol free while at any Jessamine County Youth Baseball event.
Players Code of Conduct
Players shall display good sportsmanship and team play at all times. They shall respect all coaches, players, league officials, umpires, and spectators. Players shall NOT use abusive or profane language, taunt or humiliate any other player, question an umpire's call, or abuse and mistreat any Jessamine County Youth Baseball equipment or property.
Every spectator at a game or practice must take personal responsibility for their own safety and the safety of their children. During a game or practice many foul balls are hit or errant balls are thrown. Many times these balls may go into the midway or by the snack area. If you bring your children to practice or games it is your responsibility to watch over them. Our fencing prevents some balls from leaving the playing area but not all. Pay close attention for foul balls and keep your children away from the dugouts and from behind home plate to prevent disturbing the players. The Jessamine County Youth Baseball League is not responsible for parked vehicles being hit by foul balls or home run balls hit outside the park.
Spectator Behavior at Games
Shouting at an opposing batter or taunting any member of any team or making negative comments has no place in youth baseball. You will be told to leave the game, and the game will be stopped by the umpire until you do. Verbal or physical aggression expressed toward your player, opposing players, volunteers or other spectators is not tolerated. Our umpires try to do the best job possible and mistakes will happen. The Jessamine County Youth Baseball League will not tolerate any spectator back talk to the umpires. If you get in an umpire's face or become aggressively loud with your comments about the umpire's calls, you will be told to leave the area.