PARENT/GUARDIAN CODE OF CONDUCT

We must all constantly support and encourage fair play, player safety and sportsmanship. Parents are required to follow the Kingsburg Youth Baseball Association (KYBA) Code of Conduct.
Code of Conduct for Parents and Guardians:
  • I will always be supportive of my child, their teammates and coaches.
  • I will remember that every player on the team is a contributing player.
  • I will spread my encouragement equitably amongst the team.
  • I will allow all coaching during the games to be done by the coaches and not by parents, in the stands or behind the backstop.
  • I will convey coaching suggestions and complaints privately to the coaches before or after games.
  • I will never badger the other team or argue with their supporters.
  • I will not question the umpires’ judgment.
  • I will demand a sport’s environment for my child that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all KYBA events. (Smoking is not allowed on fields or surrounding areas.  Smoking is only permitted in the parking lot)
  • I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from my child’s sporting activities. Physical violence, taunting, or any action that may provoke physical violence, by anyone during a KYBA function, will be sufficient cause for the Board to exclude that person(s) from future participation or attendance at any KYBA game or activity.
  • I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and umpires at every game, practice, or other KYBA events.
  • I will be responsible for the actions of my guests.
  • I will stay out of the dugout.
  • I will support the team and League by volunteering my services.
Parents who violate these rules may be disciplined at the game (told to leave) and/or required to appear before the KYBA Board of Directors. Violations may result in a variety of consequences, including parental bans from games or other league activities. Managers are responsible for their players and for controlling their stands. Disruptive parents who do not follow coaches, umpires or Board Members instructions may cause the Manager to be suspended or the umpire may cancel the game.