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Code of Conduct

The board of directors of East Altadena Little League has implemented the following Code of
Conduct for the important message it holds about the role of board members, managers, coaches,
parents and members in supporting children in sports. All board members, managers, coaches,
parents, and members should read and understand this Code of Conduct before agreeing to serve
or participate in any such capacity. By serving or participating in any such capacity, and/or by
registering your children in East Altadena Little League, you have agreed to be bound this Code
of Conduct, as may be amended from time to time by the board of directors of East Altadena
Little League.

It is the goal of East Altadena Little League to provide a safe, fun, and enjoyable environment
for our children to play and learn the game of baseball. It should be the primary objective of
every board member, manager, coach, parent, and member to insure that this goal is achieved
and maintained in East Altadena Little League. 

The board of directors of East Altadena Little League has approved the following Code of
Conduct to see that our goals are met.

Preamble
The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of
sportsmanship in six core principles:
• Trustworthiness
• Respect
• Responsibility
• Fairness
• Caring
• Good Citizenship

The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of
character.”

I therefore agree:
• I will not force children to participate in Little League. 
• I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for
youth, not adults. 
• I will inform a league official of any physical disability or ailment that may affect
the safety of children or the safety of others.
• I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of East Altadena Little League. 
• I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for players and encourage
sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive
support for all players, managers, coaches, officials and spectators at every game,
practice or other sporting event. 
• I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of un-sportsmanlike conduct with
any official, coach, player, spectator, or parent such as booing and taunting;
refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.
• I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health
and well-being of the athletes.
• I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting
to hostility or violence. 
• I will teach my child that doing ones' best is more important than winning, so that
my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her
performance. 
• I will praise athletes for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel
like a winner every time. 
• I will never ridicule or yell at a child or other participants for making a mistake or
losing a competition. Only positive coaching will be used. 
• I will respect the officials and their authority during games, and I will not make
derogatory comments about umpire calls, or making defaming statements to the
umpires themselves. 
• I will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, or make
derogatory comments about any coaches ability to coach, or the decisions they
make concerning the players on their teams. 
• 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. 
• 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. 
• I understand that all field positions are important and it is left up to the coach to
place my child wherever he/she sees fit. 

• I understand that I am responsible for the behavior of my child and that any instance
of
disruptive behavior by my child will not be tolerated in the interest of preserving a
fun and enjoyable environment for all.



Zero Tolerance Policy
The board of directors of East Altadena Little League has adopted a ZERO Tolerance policy in
regards to ANYONE present at an East Altadena Little League event, whether on the field or off.

Our main desire in making this decision is to ensure that all East Altadena Little League events
remain safe and pleasant for all people attending. 

Violating this Code of Conduct will result in removal from the game you are attending and a
suspension from the next game. You will also be asked to leave the field, which includes getting
into your vehicle and leaving the premises completely. Any subsequent infraction will result in a
minimum two game suspension. 

Any person threatening or assaulting (i.e. hitting, kicking, pushing, shoving, whether resulting in
bodily injury or not) another person at an East Altadena Little League event will be immediately
asked to leave, and will be suspended for at least two games. In such cases, the police will be
called and charges may be filed. ANY subsequent occurrence of the same offense will result in a
minimum one year suspension from participation in any East Altadena Little League event. Any
occurrence after this will result in a permanent suspension from any East Altadena Little League
event. Further, any member of East Altadena Little League engaging in such behavior will be
brought before the board of directors of East Altadena Little League, where a decision about that
member’s continued status as a member will be determined. 

The board of directors of East Altadena Little League has authority to use its reasonable
judgment to suspend or permanently remove from practices and/or games any person who
violates this Code of Conduct. Further, violation of this Code of Conduct may be grounds for
termination of membership in East Altadena Little League in accordance with the Constitution of
East Altadena Little League

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