Players Code of Conduct

CODE OF CONDUCT – PLAYERS

All players representing Bankstown Sports Baseball Club Inc, Bansktown District Baseball Association and NSW Baseball, you are obliged to abide bythe following Code of Conduct. It requires that you meet high standards as a sportsman, as a team member and as an individual.

As an individual participating in a Bankstown Sports Baseball Club Inc, Bankstown District Baseball Association and under the NSW Baseball rules I will:

  • Play by the rules of the competition.

  • Accept the recommendations of Bankstown regarding safe play and equipment.

  • Never argue with an official or an umpire and accept their decisions as being fair and called to the best of their ability.

  • Not consume / use any unapproved substance. This includes cigarettes, alcohol, chewing tobacco, or drugs (other than those legally prescribed by a physician).

  • Control my temper. I recognize that swearing or verbal abuse of officials, other players, or spectators will not be tolerated.

  • Be responsible for my personal appearance, behaviour and personal hygiene.

  • Not cause any loss, or damage to private property, or cause a disturbance to others.

  • Behave in a polite and appropriate manner towards others.

  • Not invite / allow anyone other than team personnel to remain in restricted areas such as the dugout, unless they have the expressed permission of the team management.

  • Refrain from conduct which could be regarded as harassment towards fellow players and coaches.

  • Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train fully within the program requirements.

  • At all times avoid intimate relationships with your coach.

As a member of my team I will:

  • Work hard for myself and my team

  • Co-operate with my own team officials, team mates and opponents.

  • Be prompt for training and games.

I understand that the sportsmanship required of me demands that I:

  • Applaud all good plays from either team

  • Never deliberately distract, or provoke an opponent.

  • Treat all players as I would like to be treated.

  • Will not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of any other player.

  • Will not abuse equipment (mine or others).

  • Will not throw bats or helmets.

I have read and understand the requirements of Bankstown Sports Baseball Club and the conduct expected of me as outlined in the commitments expressed above. I understand that I will be subject to disciplinary action should I breach this agreement.