LCYBA Coaches Code of Conduct

  • As a Coach I will stress sportsmanship and teach the skills of baseball.
  • As a Coach I will not use any type of Tobacco on the playing field.
  • As a Coach I will not drink alcoholic beverages before, during or after games/ practices as long as my team’s players remain in my presence.
  • As a Coach I will respect and treat all my ballplayers equally, and not based on race of talent/skill level.
  • As a Coach I accept the decisions of the umpires without showing inappropriate emotions.
  • As a Coach I understand that badgering harassing or being disrespectful to umpires, score keepers, players, fans, parents or league officials are grounds for ejection from the ballpark. If I am ejected from a ball game, there will be an incident report filed by the umpire. Each ejection will be reviewed by the board of directors.
  • As a Coach I understand that while attending all out of town tournaments I will conduct myself and my team in a manner that is expected of me in LCYBA.
  • As a Coach I understand that I must attend an LCYBA coaches meeting before the start of regular season play.
  • As a Coach I understand that I am responsible for my coaches, fans, and players actions during the game.
  • As a Coach I have the ultimate responsibility for my conduct and the conduct of the players.
  • As a Coach I understand that playing time for all players is important in overall development and I will make every effort possible to include all players in every game.
  • As a Coach I will place the emotional and physical well-being of your players ahead of any personal desire to win. Want to win and strive to win, but don’t “win at all costs”. Seek to achieve excellence.
  • As a Coach I will ensure that I am knowledgeable in the rules of the sport that I coach, and teach these rules to my players. I will strive to develop the total individual, not just the athlete.
  • As a Coach I will treat each player, coach, official and parent with respect and dignity.
  • As a Coach I will treat each player as an individual; remember the wide spread of emotional and physical development for the same age group.
  • As a Coach I will lead by example, in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all players. Remember that the team is a direct reflection of the coach(es).
  • As a Coach I will remember that I represent Lake City and the surrounding communities; my family; my team; and my coaches as well as myself.
  • As a Coach I will remember that I am a youth coach and the game is for children, not adults.
  • As a Coach I will be positive and have fun.
  • As a Coach I will communicate with parents regularly through text messaging, email and/or phone to schedule, reschedule and cancel games, practices. Communicate with league personnel of team results and schedule changes as necessary.
  • Coaches will be given a bag of equipment at the beginning of the season and are responsible for the inventory throughout the season.
  • As a Coach I will assist with parental involvement in the LCYBA program.
  • As a Coach I will complete concussion training as needed.
  • As a Coach I will complete background check bi-annually.

I agree to follow the above Code of Conduct and understand that it is up to the LCYBA Board of Directors to decide on the degree of discipline