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Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Christ the King Athletic Academy

Adopted March 11, 2021

 

 1.    Purpose

Christ the King Athletic Academy values sportsmanship, fair play, skill development, and mutual respect among all players, coaches, officials and spectators.  This Code of Conduct has been established and adopted to ensure the guiding principles of Christ the King Athletic Academy are understood and met by all individuals associated with this organization.

 This Code of Conduct applies to all sports and activities associated with CKAA.  These activities include, but are not limited to, signup sessions, drafts, practices, CKAA sponsored games, and any activities, attended under the CKAA banner.

 The Code of Conduct for coaches, players, parents, and spectators will be thoroughly discussed at the pre-season coaches meeting.  In addition, this Guiding Principles, Code of Conduct, and Disciplinary Procedures will be available on the Christ the King Athletic Academy website for review.

The following codes of conduct will be strictly enforced:

2.   Players Code of Conduct

Each player will ensure that his/her playing conduct is that of a young lady or gentleman fairly competing to the limit of his/her ability. To satisfactorily meet these responsibilities, the player is expected to:

1.       I will treat all players, coaches, umpires, parents, and spectators with dignity and respect, as I would like to be treated, using appropriate language in appropriate tones when interacting with them.

2.       I will arrive on time for practices, meetings, and games.

3.       I will seek to become the best athlete I can be by practicing with a purpose, trying my hardest on the field, and concentrating on the play of the game.  I will learn to take correction as a compliment.

4.       I will win and lose graciously, demonstrating good sportsmanship throughout games and practices.

5.       I will be honest and take responsibility for my actions and results.

6.       I will not use any form of intimidation or bullying against another player, coach or umpire.

7.       I will play for the team, not myself.

8.       I will support my teammates and have a positive impact on my team.

9.       I will encourage and assist my teammates, giving encouragement and support in success and struggle.

10.   I will learn the rules of the game, so that I may understand and appreciate why certain situations take place.

11.   Be respectful of the field, bathrooms and dugout by no littering, destruction or any other cause of damage not mentioned.  Leave in the same if not better condition than you found it.

12.   I will respect the integrity and judgment of the game officials, understand that they are doing their best to help promote the youth athletes, and admire their willingness to participate in full view of the public.

13.   I will recognize and show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team.

3.    Coaches Code of Conduct

The Head Coach will be provided with copies of the Code of Conduct prior to the start of the season.  Each Head Coach is responsible to see that their assistant coaches, players, and spectators abide by the respective Code of Conduct.  It is also the coach’s responsibility to review the Codes of Conduct with their assistant coaches, parents and players.

All coaches will ensure that his/her conduct is that of a responsible adult fairly competing to the limit of his/her ability.  To satisfactorily meet these responsibilities, the coach is expected to:

1.       Be a positive role model for the athletes you coach.

2.       Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each athlete.

3.       Focus on player development by dedicating practice time every practice toward the fundamentals.

4.       Never be alone with a child/children.  Always ensure there are at a minimum of two adults always present.

5.       Know the rules and abide by them.

6.       Be respectful of the field, bathrooms and dugout by no littering, destruction or any other cause of damage not mentioned.  Leave in the same if not better condition than you found it.

7.       Instruct players in the rules and coach his/her team in such a way as to motivate each player to always compete according to the rules.

8.       Place the emotional and physical well-being of the players ahead of any personal desire to win for both his/her team and that of the opponent as well.

9.       Respect the game officials and refrain from questioning their decisions in a disrespectful or abusive manner.

10.   Ensure that all rules and regulations are followed by the players.

11.   Respect the coaches and players of the opposing team both during the play of the game and at its conclusion, win or lose.

12.   Teach each player, especially through personal example, to be humble and generous in victory and proud and courteous in defeat.

13.   Maintain control of emotions and avoid actions, language, and/or gestures that may be interpreted as hostile and humiliating.

14.   Realize, accept, and practice the principle that a team’s/league’s reputation is built not only on its playing ability, but also on its sportsmanship, courtesy, and manner.

4.    Parents and Spectators Code of Conduct

Each parent and spectator will ensure that his/her conduct is that of a responsible adult or youth who are positively encouraging all participants to the limit of his/her ability.  To satisfactorily meet these responsibilities, each parent and spectator is expected to:

1.       I will remember that youth sports are supposed to be fun.

2.       I will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event.

3.       I will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing, gossiping, taunting or using profane language or gestures, etc.

4.       I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and wellbeing of the athletes.

5.       I will teach my child to play by the spirit of the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to verbal or physical hostility or violence.

6.       I will be respectful of the field, bathrooms and dugout by no littering, destruction or any other cause of damage not mentioned.  Leave in the same if not better condition than you found it.

7.       I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, sex, or ability.

8.       I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participant for making a mistake or losing a competition.

9.       I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches or referees at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.

10.   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.

11.   I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.

12.   I will honor that only authorized volunteers are allowed on the field and in the dugout during any practices or games.

13.   I acknowledge that only the parents of the child are authorized to take them to the restroom.

5.   Offensive Actions

Any individual violating the Code of Conduct set forth above shall be subject to penalties and sanctions as set forth in the Disciplinary Procedures below.  In addition to conforming to the requirements of the Code of Conduct above, the following actions are specifically prohibited.

(“Offensive Actions”):

a.    Refusing to abide by an official’s decision.

b.    Verbally abusing or assaulting any player, coach, official, parent, spectator, or CKAA volunteer staff.

c.     Physically assaulting, abusing, or threatening any player, coach, official, parent, spectator, or CKAA volunteer staff.

d.     Stalking, tailing, or attempting to intimidate any player, coach, official, parent, spectator, or CKAA volunteer staff.

e.     Engaging in any other type of violent behavior, such as throwing equipment or other objects.

f.      Engaging in any lewd or sexual behavior, physically abusing a player, or engaging in any inappropriate physical contact with a player.

g.     Unless specifically allowed by the rules of the sport, pushing, shoving, or striking any player.

h.     Using or under the influence of drugs or alcohol while coaching, attending, or participating in any CKAA sport or other CKAA event.

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES

1.   Reporting Improper Conduct

Send an email to [email protected], or report to a board member.  Please include:

Your name:

Your Email:

Your phone number:

Name of the person that is being reported:

Details of the complaint/infraction:

2.  Procedures for Addressing Improper Conduct

1)         Coaches and officials shall promptly address any misconduct that is observed or brought to the attention of the coach or official during an CKAA event.

2)         Coaches and officials have the absolute authority, in their sole discretion, to issue verbal warnings and/or eject any player, parent, or spectator from any game or match if the player, parent, or spectator violates the Code of Conduct or engages in any Offensive Action.

3)         Officials have the absolute authority to issue verbal warnings and/or eject any coach from any game or match if the coach violates the Code of Conduct or engages in any Offensive Action.

 

3.       CKAA Disciplinary Committee

1.       The CKAA Disciplinary Committee will conduct a timely and reasonable investigation into any misconduct reported to the Disciplinary Committee.  The scope of any investigation will be determined by the Disciplinary Committee in its sole discretion, provided, however, that the Committee will provide any person accused of misconduct a reasonable opportunity to be heard.

2.       After a reasonable investigation, the Disciplinary Committee will determine the appropriate penalty for any violation of this Code of Conduct and any Offensive Action.

a.       Penalties will be based on the nature and severity of the violation.

b.       The Disciplinary Committee will strive to treat all similar offenses in a similar manner, while considering the individual facts and circumstances of each violation.

c.       The Disciplinary Committee will not discriminate in any manner in determining whether to impose a penalty or in determining which penalty to impose.

d.       The Disciplinary Committee will keep reasonable and appropriate records of each reported violation and shall document each penalty and the reasons for imposing the penalty.

3.       All decisions of the Disciplinary Committee are final and cannot be appealed.

4.       Penalties - The Disciplinary Committee shall determine the appropriate penalty for any violation of the Code of Conduct and any Offensive Actions.  Penalties may include any one or more of the following:

a.  Verbal Warning

b.  Written Warning

c.   Suspension:

i.     One game suspension

ii.     Multiple game suspension, or

iii.     Indefinite suspension

iv.    Expulsion from CKAA

4. Additional Considerations

a.    If a coach or parent is expelled from the league, any child associated with that person is also expelled from the league.

b.     If a player is suspended from the CKAA, they cannot participate in CKAA for the duration of their suspension.  If a player is expelled from the CKAA, they cannot participate in CKAA.  If they are currently on a team, they will be removed from that team.

c.     Behavior of players may also subject them to discipline under the CKAA player code of conduct.

d.     There are no refunds as a result of any person being removed from the league.


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