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  • Select a sports’ program that is developed and organized to enhance emotional, physical, social and educational well being of children.
  • Provide a drug- and alcohol-free environment.
  • Recognize that youth sports are only a small part of a child’s life.
  • Encourage training of coaches and assistants.
  • Make a serious effort to take an active role in the youth sports’ experience of their child, providing positive support as a spectator, coach,
  • league administrator and/or caring parent.
  • Be a positive role model, exhibiting sportsmanlike behavior at games, practices and home while also giving positive reinforcement to their child
  • and support their child’s coaches.
  • Demonstrate their commitment to their child’s youth sports’ experience by annually signing a parental code of ethics.
  • Insist on safe playing facilities, healthful playing situations and proper first-aid applications, should the need arise.
  • Parents, coaches and league administrators must provide equal play opportunity for all youth regardless of race, creed, sex, economic status or ability.



  • I will place the emotional and physical well being of my players ahead of any personal desire to win.
  • I will remember to treat each player as an individual, remembering the large spread of emotional and physical development of the same age group.
  • I will do my very best to provide a safe playing situation for my players.
  • I will do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all my players.
  • I will lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all of my players.
  • I will ensure that I am knowledgeable in the rules of the Girls Softball League of Jefferson County, and
  • I will teach these rules to my players.
  • I will remember that I am a youth coach, and that the game is for the players.
  • I will encourage my players to chant positive cheers for their own teammates avoiding any cheers geared toward the opposing team.
  • I will discourage the use of the “tunnel” at the end of a game.



  • Parents, players, coaches and spectators should not question or criticize umpire calls and should only speak to umpires in a positive manner.
  • Speak to opposing players or coaches with only positive or complimentary comments.
  • Do not yell at, or otherwise attempt to distract, an opposing player at any time - whether they are pitching, fielding or hitting.
  • Only positive cheers and chatter are allowed toward your own team.
  • When an opposing player gets hurt, show compassion for the player. Laughter is not appropriate.