Code of Ethics & Behavior Form
Code of Ethics:
I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care, and encouragement for all athletes participating in youth sports by following this Parents' Code of Ethics:
I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all athletes, coaches, and officials at every game, practice, or other youth sports event.
I will place the emotional and physical well-being of all athletes ahead of a personal desire to win.
I will make every effort to ensure that all athletes play in a safe and healthy environment.
I will ensure that I will be trained in my responsibilities as a youth sports coach and upholds the Volunteer's Code of Ethics.
I will support coaches and officials working with all athletes, in order to encourage a positive enjoyable experience for all
I will remember that the game is for youth - not for adults.
I will remain positive on Social media and not speak negatively about Coaches, Athletes, Referees, or any volunteer within any PYFCO organization.
I will do my very best to make youth sports fun for all athletes.
I will ask all athletes to treat other athletes, coaches, fans, and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed, or ability.
The Peninsula Youth Football & Cheerleading Organization (PYFCO) has the right to implement rules and policies deemed necessary to ensure smooth management and integrity of the football and cheerleading program.
1. Attendance in School: Any athlete absent from school should not be taking part in practice sessions/games. Head Coaches and parents will judge individual cases and participating in a practice or game will be up to the discretion of the parent/guardian.
2. Registration/Medical Forms: Each athlete must have a signed parental consent form on file in order to participate. It is suggested that all athletes are required to have medical approval prior to the first practice of the season.
PYFCO Behavior Rules:
1. Smoking, using smokeless tobacco, drinking alcoholic beverages and/or using drugs or narcotics of any kind is not permitted during any PYFCO sponsored events.
2. The following behaviors are unacceptable:
a. Any adult who: 1) verbally abuses; 2) attempts to intimidate; 3) is flagrantly rude, or, 4) cannot control their language or actions with an official, coach, PYFCO volunteer, or other spectators will be asked to vacate the area.
b. Any adult that commits a second similar offense will be banned from PYFCO events and their child/children are subject to be removed for the remainder of that season pending a decision by PYFCO Board of Directors. The sponsoring organization may refund a pro-rated portion of the registration fee minus jersey or equipment cost.
c. Any adult who physically assaults an official, coach, PYFCO volunteer, or another spectator will be banned from PYFCO and their child removed from the program for one year from the date of the offense. The child/children may not participate in any association in PYFCO during the sanction period. After one year, the parent may apply for reinstatement of his or her child. Any time the adult commits a similar offense, he or she will be permanently banned from PYFCO along with their children. The term physical assault includes, but is not limited to, hitting, slapping, pushing, spitting, kicking, or striking in any way with any part of the body or any physical implement.
All coaches and volunteers are subject to annual background checks to be performed by the organization.
NOTE: VEAA, Inc.will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
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