Code of Conduct
Riverton Baseball - Code of Conduct
Riverton Baseball strives to create a positive atmosphere where children learn the game of baseball, develop values, and have fun. All members of the Riverton Baseball community have a role to play in creating this positive atmosphere. By giving careful thought to the following Code of Conduct and putting effort into living up to it, you can help create this positive atmosphere.
Code of Conduct:
First, we express our sincere appreciation to those who are willing to volunteer as a coach. Your participation and needed efforts are recognized and highly valued. With that being said, the following Code of Conduct has been adopted by Riverton Baseball and all players, coaches, parents, and spectators will be held to it. Please read and adhere to the following:
- Be a positive role model for the players in our league and demonstrate fair play and sportsmanship to all players.
- Coaches have tremendous influence, for either good or ill, on the education of the player and, thus, shall never place the value of winning above the value of instilling the highest ideals of character.
- Always remember that this is youth baseball and that the game is for children and not for adults.
- Learn the Riverton Baseball league rules. Rules of play are based on the National Federation of State High School (NFHS) rules, not MLB.
- Respect and support all game officials. Each umpire has attended training, spent many hours learning NFHS rules and received certification. When an umpire makes a difficult judgment call, do not indulge in conduct which would demean or ridicule an umpire, player, spectator, Riverton Baseball staff, or other attendee.
- Place the emotional and the physical wellbeing of all participants ahead of a personal desire to win.
Conduct subject to discipline:
- Making physical contact with any opposing coach, umpire, Riverton Baseball staff, or spectator.
- Taunting or threatening any player, coach, umpire, Riverton Baseball staff, or spectator.
- Using profane and/or vulgar language or mannerisms.
- Not leaving the field or premises when instructed to do so.
- Being involved in any activity that would warrant the summoning of law enforcement officials.
Riverton Baseball Staff and League Officials reserve the right to eject any offender from the facility or to suspend the offender from future Riverton Baseball games who violates any provision of the Code of Conduct.