Constitution

 

GREATER NIAGARA BASEBALL ASSOCIATION INC. CONSTITUTION

 

Amended at the Annual Meeting - October 9, 2002

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Article #1 - Name ** Article #2 - Objective & Purpose ** Article #3 - Membership

 

Article #4 - Executive & Directors ** Article #5 - Duties of Executive and Directors

 

Article #6 - Elections ** Article #7 - Annual Meeting

 

Article #8 - Amendments ** Article #9 - Rules of Order

 

Article #10 - Voting Procedures ** Article #11 - Meetings

 

Article #12 - Affiliations ** Article #13 - Attendance  

 

** Article #14 Executive Authority

 

BY-LAWS

 

By-Law #1 - League Organization ** By-Law #2 - Classification of Leagues

 

By-Law #3 - House League Playoffs ** By-Law #4 - Player Eligibility

 

By-Law #5 - Suspensions & Expulsions ** By-Law #6 - Protests

 

By-Law #7 - Special Games

 

By-Law #8 - Player Transactions ** By-Law #9 - Sons & Brothers

 

By-Law #10 - Admissions

 

By-Law #11 - Fund Raising ** By-Law #12 - Player Releases

 

By-Law #13 - Out of Town Players

 

RULES & REGULATIONS

 

1) Uniforms - 2) Equipment - 3) Umpires - 4) Field Allocations

 

5) Election Eligibility - 6) Coaches Selection

 

7) Guidelines  8) Call Ups

 

CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICS

 

Objects and Purpose    A) All Members of the Association Code   B) Player's Code

 

C) Coach, Manager and Team Associates Code    D) Umpire's Code

 

E) Parent's and Guardian's Code  F) Spectator's Code  G) Conduct and Discipline

 

GUIDELINES

 

A - Guidelines for GNBA Convenors

 

1) House League Convenors - 2) Tournament Chairman

 

3) Coaches Selection Committee - 4) Umpires

 

5) GNBA / Ladies Auxiliary Awards Day

 

B - Guidelines for GNBA Coaches

 

1) All GNBA Coaches - 2) House League Coaches - 3) Travel Coaches

 

4) Major / Minor Teams

 

5) "B" or Second Team

 

GNBA HOUSE LEAGUE RULES

 

Junior Rookie Ball - Senior Rookie Ball - Mosquito

 

Peewee - Bantam - Midget / Junior

 

 

 

THE CONSTITUTION

 

ARTICLE 1: NAME

 

The name of the Organization shall be "The Greater Niagara Baseball Association Inc."

 

ARTICLE 2: OBJECTIVE & PURPOSE

 

The objective and purpose of the Association shall be:

 

(a) To foster and improve the game of baseball for minor age groups in the City of Niagara Falls.

 

(b) To organize and operate a baseball program in the municipality.

 

(c) To instruct and practice the code of good sportsmanship while endeavouring to improve the playing ability and provide recreation through the operation of its baseball program.

 

ARTICLE 3: MEMBERSHIP

 

Membership in the GNBA shall be composed of all persons, residents of the City of Niagara Falls, including non-residents who have been a coach in good standing for the previous three consecutive years, who upon payment of $1.00 (one dollar) membership fee at the Annual Meeting, and agrees to abide and comply with the by-laws, rules and regulations of the Association. Each member shall have full voting rights at any general and annual meeting.

 

ARTICLE 4: EXECUTIVE AND DIRECTORS

 

"The Executive" of the Association shall consist of five (5) positions: 1) President 2)Vice-President 3)Past President 4)Secretary 5) Treasurer.

 

"The Directors" shall consist of at least thirteen (14) positions: 1)Junior Rookie Ball Convenor 2) Senior Rookie Ball Convenor 3) Mosquito House League Convenor 4) Peewee House League Convenor 5) Bantam House League Convenor 6) Midget/Junior House League Convenor 7) Travel Team / House League Select Convenor 8) Registrar 9)Umpire-in-Chief 10) Purchasing and Equipment 11) Event Co-Ordinator and Fund Raising 12) Playing Field Allocations 13) Marketing, Media and Public Relations. 14) Web Site Administrator

 

All offices will be held for a period of one (1) year. The election of five (5) Executive Members and at least thirteen(13) Directors shall be held at the Annual Meeting during October of each year. Life Members of the GNBA are Executive Members without portfolio and are exempt from the annual membership fee. The President shall have the power to fill any Executive and/or Director vacancies that may occur or is not filled at the Annual Meeting election of Officers.

 

ARTICLE 5: DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE AND DIRECTORS

 

President

 

Shall preside at all meetings of the organization. The President is the Chief Executive Officer and as such shall exercise supervision over the activities of the Association. He shall have the power to rule on any situation which is not specifically dealt with in the constitution, by-laws or rules and regulations of the GNBA.

 

Vice-President

 

Shall perform the duties of the President in his absence.

 

Past-President

 

Not an elected position. Shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President and the Vice-President.

 

Secretary

 

Shall keep an accurate record of all Association meetings. Receive and send out all correspondence for the Association; retaining a file(s) on all correspondence. Minutes of Association meetings will be forwarded to the Executive, Directors and Life Members.

 

Treasurer

 

Shall receive all monies and deposit same in the Associations account with a chartered bank or trust company, receive and pay all invoices, sign all cheques along with the signature of one of the two other signing officers as elected from the Executive; keep accurate account of all receipts and disbursements; present a written financial report each Executive meeting; prepare the financial report for the annual audit and have written reports for distribution at the Annual Meeting; pay accounts up to and including one hundred dollars in value, in periods between Executive meetings, subject to approval at the next meeting by an Executive / Director vote.

 

Director - Junior Rookie Ball House League Convenor

 

Selects the players for each team. Decides on the number of teams each year. Schedules the games for regular season and playoff structure. To secure coaches for each team formed. Produce schedule and distribute to coach before the first game is played. Ensure coaches have equipment and baseballs, Assist the Director of Fund Raising and Public Relations in arranging Recognition Night and All-Star Night.

 

Director - Senior Rookie Ball House League Convenor

 

Selects the players for each team. Decides on the number of teams each year. Schedules the games for regular season and playoff structure. To secure coaches for each team formed. Produce schedule and distribute to coach before the first game is played. Ensure coaches have equipment and baseballs, Assist the Director of Fund Raising and Public Relations in arranging Recognition Night and All-Star Night.

 

Director - Mosquito House League Convenor

 

Selects the players for each team. Decides on the number of teams each year. Schedules the games for regular season and playoff structure. To secure coaches for each team formed. Produce schedule and distribute to coach before the first game is played. Ensure coaches have equipment and baseballs, Assist the Director of Fund Raising and Public Relations in arranging Recognition Night and All-Star Night.

 

Director - Peewee House League Convenor

 

Selects the players for each team. Decides on the number of teams each year. Schedules the games for regular season and playoff structure. To secure coaches for each team formed. Produce schedule and distribute to coach before the first game is played. Ensure coaches have equipment and baseballs, Assist the Director of Fund Raising and Public Relations in arranging Recognition Night and All-Star Night.

 

Director - Bantam House League Convenor

 

Selects the players for each team. Decides on the number of teams each year. Schedules the games for regular season and playoff structure. To secure coaches for each team formed. Produce schedule and distribute to coach before the first game is played. Ensure coaches have equipment and baseballs, Assist the Director of Fund Raising and Public Relations in arranging All-Star Night.

 

Director - Midget House League Convenor

 

Selects the players for each team. Decides on the number of teams each year. Schedules the games for regular season and playoff structure. To secure coaches for each team formed. Produce schedule and distribute to coaches before the first game is played. Ensure coaches have equipment and baseballs.

 

Director -Junior House League Convenor

 

Selects the players for each team. Decides on the number of teams each year. Schedules the games for regular season and playoff structure. To secure coaches for each team formed. Produce schedule and distribute to coaches before the first game is played. Ensure coaches have equipment and baseballs.

 

Director - Travel Teams / House League Select Convenor

 

Liason between travel team coaches and the GNBA Executive and Directors, enforces all GNBA rules established for the travel teams. Receives all information on the out of town Select Tournaments and passes the information to all House League Convenors. Assist the Director of purchasing in handing out and collecting any uniforms and equipment to Select teams. Attends the Annual Select Meeting normally held in February each year.

 

Director - Umpire-in-Chief

 

To schedule all umpires for all travel team games and GNBA hosted tournaments. To be responsible for all umpires and umpiring equipment in the Association. Maintain a list of Umpires for assignment to games. Establish a fee schedule for each year, subject to approval of the Executive and Directors. Authorize payment of Umpires.

 

Director - Purchasing and Equipment Maintenance

 

To purchase all equipment and uniforms for teams operating in the baseball program under the GNBA. Purchases are subject to approval of GNBA Executive and Directors. To allocate, maintain, collect and store all equipment and uniforms that are the property of the GNBA.

 

Director - Registration

 

Registers all players of all teams under the jurisdiction of the GNBA and collect registration fees from all players registered in the GNBA. To establish, with approval of the GNBA Executive and Directors, a registration fee structure, registration dates and time(s) of registration.

 

Director - Event Coordinator and Fund Raising

 

Responsible for the coordination of all fund raising activities and events. Coordinates Recognition Night normally held on the second Friday in July. Coordinates All-Star Night normally held on the second Saturday in July. Coordinates awards presentation normally held at the end of the season.

 

Director - Playing Field Allocations

 

Will attend the playing field allocation meeting held by the City each year. To allocate the playing fields that have been permitted by the City of Niagara Falls to the GNBA. The allocation / scheduling of the playing fields will include both practice and games for the Travel Teams and all the House League Teams.

 

Director - Marketing, Media and Public Relations

 

Responsible for the overall promotion of registration each year as well as the media coverage of the variety of events and teh news releases that occur throughout the year. Track and coordinate standings in all divisions and publish schedules of coming games.

 

ARTICLE 6: ELECTIONS

 

The election of Executive and Directors of the Association shall be conducted at the Annual Meeting held in October of each year. The President shall appoint three (3) members to a nominating committee at least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting to prepare and submit a proposed slate of Executive and Directors. A member of the City of Niagara Falls Parks and Recreation Staff will be invited to act as Chief Returning Officer for the election of Executive and Directors. Nominations for Executive and Directors will be welcome from the floor at the Annual Meeting. To be nominated for an Executive position - President, Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer - one must have served a minimum of one (1) year within the last two (2) years in an Executive or Director position. If more than one (1) person is nominated for any office, a vote by ballot will be taken and the nominee receiving the greatest number of votes will be elected. If a tie occurs for any Executive or Director position. the run-off vote by ballot will be taken amongst the "tied" positions only.

 

ARTICLE 7: ANNUAL MEETING

 

The Annual Meeting of the GNBA shall be held during the month of October each year. Exact date and location will be determined by the President. The order of business for the Annual Meeting will be:

 

1) Presidents welcome and address - summary of the year.

 

2) Secretary's report - summary of the last executive meeting.

 

3) Treasurers report - treasurers report for the year.

 

4) Amendments to the Constitution.

 

5) General Business

 

6) Election of Executive by position and Directors in total.

 

7) Presidents remarks.

 

ARTICLE 8: AMENDMENTS

 

Amendments or any alterations shall be made to any part of the Constitution, By-Laws and Regulations at the Annual Meeting. Notice of any proposed amendment or alteration must be given in writing to the Secretary at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the Annual Meeting. Amendments or alterations to the Constitution, By-Laws and Regulations will be adopted by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the GNBA membership at the Annual Meeting or a general membership meeting.

 

ARTICLE 9: RULES OF ORDER

 

The Rules of Order as adopted by: "Roberts Rules of Order and Parliamentary Procedure" shall be the rules for all meetings of The Greater Niagara Baseball Association Inc.

 

ARTICLE 10: VOTING PROCEDURES

 

Nine (9) Executive and/or Directors in good standing constitute a quorum. A vote by majority at Executive meetings shall constitute passing of a motion. The President shall not vote except in the case of a tie. Voting shall be by a show of hands. Proxy vote and/or ballots will not be recognized.

 

ARTICLE 11: MEETINGS

 

The President may call a special, emergency or general meeting of the Association or Executive Board at any time. A minimum of forty-eight (48) hours notice must be given except for emergency meetings. Executive meetings - Executive and Directors - shall be held at least once every month from February to October inclusive. Frequency of Executive meetings is at the discretion of the President. Any member in good standing (see Article 3) can attend an Executive meeting whenever he/she wishes. The President may declare an Executive meeting go into closed session, at which time any person who is not a member of the Executive and Directors may be excluded.

 

ARTICLE 12: AFFILIATIONS

 

The Greater Niagara Baseball Association Inc. shall be affiliated with the Ontario Baseball Association (O.B.A.) through the Niagara District Baseball Association (N.D.B.A.). The GNBA Inc. shall maintain membership in the Niagara District Baseball Association (N.D.B.A.) and protect its rights as a member of that Association.

 

ARTICLE 13: ATTENDANCE

 

All G.N.B.A. Executive and Directors are required to have a sixty percent attendance record throughout the upcoming years by-monthly meetings. The attendance record will begin with the Annual General Meeting, usually the second Wednesday in October each year. The President will provide a schedule of all the meetings for the coming year at the first meeting directly following the Annual General Meeting each October. The President shall have the power to dismiss any Executive or Director from the G.N.B.A. because of their attendance record.

 

ARTICLE 14: EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY

 

The GNBA Executive and Directors reserves the right to set, appeal or amend the Bylaws, Rules, Regulations and Guidelines as deemed necessary to facilitate and conduct the business of the GNBA in a manner consistent with the intent of the GNBA Constitution and Regulations. These changes will be published in the minutes of the meeting at which it occurred and must be ratified at the next AGM.The GNBA Executive and Directors must approve all coaches prior to the season.The GNBA Executive and Directors must approve all handouts.

 

 

 

 

 

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BY-LAWS

 

BY-LAW 1: LEAGUE ORGANIZATION

 

A) The Greater Niagara Baseball Association Inc. shall be the primary unit of the organization. B) The GNBA shall enter travel teams into the Niagara District Baseball Association at any age classification as determined by the executive and directors. C) The GNBA shall establish and manage house league teams at any age classification as determined by the executive and directors.

 

BY-LAW 2: CLASSIFICATION OF LEAGUES

 

**Age determined by year of birth JUNIOR ROOKIE BALL Age 6 - 7 SENIOR ROOKIE BALL Age 8 - 9 MOSQUITO Age 10 - 11 PEEWEE Age 12 - 13 BANTAM Age 14 - 15 MIDGET Age 16 - 17 - 18 JUNIOR Age 19 - 20 - 21

 

In the case of major and minor teams, all ages are determined by the year of birth. A minor team classification is the first year - Minor Mosquito - age 10; Minor Peewee - age 12; Minor Bantam - age 14; Minor Midget - age 16. A major team classification is the second year - Major Mosquito - age 11; Major Peewee - age 13; Major Bantam - age 15; Major Midget - age 17 and 18.

 

A player must play in his/her age classification, any exceptions must be passed by a majority at a GNBA Executive & Directors meeting. All requests must be submitted in writing and passed by the majority of the executive.

 

BY-LAW 3: HOUSE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Play off structures for all house league age classifications - Junior Rookie Ball through Bantam, inclusive - will be at the discretion of the respective house league convenor.

 

BY-LAW 4: PLAYER ELIGIBILITY All GNBA players engaged in travel team competition in the Niagara District Baseball Association must complete an Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) player registration form on or before the date requested by the OBA. Any player, without executive approval, travel team or GNBA house league, found guilty of playing in a league for which he/she is too old shall be suspended for a period not to exceed 12 (twelve) months from the date of the charge being laid. Any team found guilty of knowingly using a player over the legal age or not registered with the GNBA shall forfeit all games in which the player participated. The convenor is considered responsible for the eligibility of his age group.

 

BY-LAW 5: SUSPENSIONS AND EXPULSIONS Any team, player, coach, manager or member of the Association that fails to abide by the constitution, by-laws, rules and regulations or requests of the GNBA executive and directors may be suspended or expelled. If the President feels justified, he may indefinitely suspend any person or team. The suspended individual or team has the right to ask for a hearing before a Disciplinary Committee. Hearing to be held within 15 days from the requested date. The GNBA President will appoint at least 3 members from the present executive to the Disciplinary Committee. No member appointed should be directly involved with disciplined individual. The committee should have a recommendation to the GNBA executive at their next scheduled meeting. The executive has the final say on all discipline. For an individual or team to be expelled it must pass by majority of all GNBA executive and directors.

 

BY-LAW 6: PROTESTS All protests pertaining to games played in the GNBA must be submitted in writing within 24 (twenty-four) hours after the completion of the disputed game. A copy of the protest must be in the hands of the GNBA Vice-President. The Vice-President shall then call a meeting, comprising the Junior Rookie Ball House League Convenor, the Mosquito House League Convenor and the Bantam House League Convenor, chaired by the Vice-President of the GNBA, at the earliest possible time. Any decisions of the committee are final. Any protest based on an umpire's judgement will not be allowed.

 

BY-LAW 7: SPECIAL GAMES Permission must be obtained from the house league convenor for all games other than official GNBA games. Special games for travel teams, other than GNBA or NDBA sanctioned, must be approved by the GNBA executive and directors and the NDBA.

 

BY-LAW 8: PLAYER TRANSACTIONS All players moving to a lower or higher age category must have the approval of the GNBA Executive and Directors. Player trades within a House League division must be approved by the Convenor.

 

BY-LAW 9: SONS AND BROTHERS One manager and two coaches only may wish to designate players who are son/daughter, to a maximum of three players per team. All requests for designation to a house league team must be approved by the respective house league convenor.

 

BY-LAW 10: ADMISSIONS No admission shall be charged for any games or activities unless written permission is obtained from the GNBA executive and directors. Voluntary contributions are permitted.

 

BY-LAW 11: FUND RAISING Teams under the jurisdiction of the GNBA shall not raise funds through any form of public subscription or without the permission of the GNBA executive and directors. No team shall solicit any financial support from the GNBA Ladies Auxiliary without concurrence from the GNBA executive and directors.

 

BY-LAW 12: PLAYER RELEASES Players requesting a release from the GNBA must submit in writing a letter to the executive of the GNBA. The party requesting the release will be invited to the next GNBA executive meeting to present their case and the decision of the GNBA will be final.

 

 

 

BY-LAW 13: OUT OF TOWN PLAYERS A) Any out of town player(s) wishing to try out for a travel team must be registered with
the GNBA. The player(s) name will be brought to the GNBA executive for discussion regarding the number of players trying out for each group. The executive will decide on an individual team basis whether to allow any out of town players on the GNBA team. B)An out of town player coming from an organization that has a travel team for his/her age division is not eligible to play on a GNBA travel team, even if the player is cut by the out of town centre, except as noted in By-Law 13 C.

 

C) An out of town player that has played in the G.N.B.A., the previous year is eligible to play on any G.N.B.A. team. D) An out of town player coming from an organization that does not field a travel team for his/her age division is eligible to play on  G.N.B.A. travel team for his/ her age division.

 

E) In all cases, the out of town player eligibility must be accordance with the OBA and NDBA rules and by-laws.

 

F) The executive reserves the right to override the above provisions where there is a shortage of Niagara Falls players trying out for a particular age group

 

 

 

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RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

1. UNIFORMS - The GNBA executive and directors may levy a uniform surcharge in any given year to ensure return of players' pants and top from the travel teams. Amount of uniform surcharge is at the discretion of the GNBA executive and directors. Uniform surcharge to be collected by travel team coaches and adequate records maintained by said coach so reimbursement can be properly administered. House league players, at the discretion of the GNBA executive and directors, will be allowed to keep their sweater and hat at end of each season.

 

2. EQUIPMENT - Equipment for travel teams and house leagues is maintained by the director purchasing and equipment.Coaches are responsible to request players to wear a helmet and chin strap when at bat or running the bases. Coaches should ensure equipment is functional and return unusable equipment to the director purchasing and equipment for replacement or repair.

 

3. UMPIRES - Umpires must be scheduled through the GNBA director, Umpire-in-Chief.

 

4. FIELD ALLOCATION - All GNBA convenors must book practise times and games schedules via the GNBA Director of field allocations. This includes fields allocated to the GNBA through the City of Niagara Falls.

 

5. ELECTION ELIGIBILITY - If a GNBA executive member and/or director seeking re-election and is going to be absent with a noted reason from the next Annual Meeting, he must write a letter of intention of nomination and submit it to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee. The $1.00 (one dollar) membership fee must accompany the letter.

 

6. COACHES SELECTION - GNBA executive members and directors will assess the performance of the travel team coaches in each age bracket based on the previous year and a satisfactory performance will allow the coach to be asked if he/she wishes to return to the same age bracket in which he/she coached the previous year. If the coach - assessed as satisfactory - wishes to coach in an age bracket different from the previous year, he/she must apply in accordance with coaching selection, as set out by the GNBA for that year.

 

7. GUIDELINES

 

A. Guidlines for GNBA  convenors

 

B. Guidlines for GNBA Travel and House League Coaches

 

C. House League Rules

 

8. CALL UPS

 

When a team is short players at the official game start time ( in Rookie Ball- under  11 players, in Mosquito to Junior- under 9 players) a player may be called up from the next lower league, as long as there is no conflict with the call up player's schedule.  If a call up player starts a game and a regular team player arrives lat, the call up player can continue to play a maximum of every other inning defensively and the call up player will remain in the batting order.  If at game time a team has enough players ( Rookie Ball- 11 players, Mosquito to Junior- 9 players) the call up can not play.  the player called up must wear his/ her own team's uniform.  A travel team player can not be called up to play for a house league team.

 

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CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICS

 

 

 

OBJECTS AND PURPOSE

 

Establish and preserve a code of conduct and ethics for all members associated with the Greater Niagara Baseball Association. Provide information to all members, officials, parents, relatives, spectators and the residence of City of Niagara Falls by means of a Code of Conduct and Ethics.

 

The code of conduct and ethics are comprised of, but not limited to the following :

 

A) ALL MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION CODE

 

B) PLAYER’S CODE

 

C) COACHES, MANGERS AND TEAM ASSOCIATES CODE

 

D) UMPIRES

 

E) PARENTS AND GUARDIANS CODE

 

F) SPECTATORS CODE

 

G) CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE

 

 

 

A)ALL MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION CODE

 

 

 

A “ Member of the Association “ is considered to be Executives, Directors, all Coaches, all Umpires, all Players, Guardians and Family Members and Spectators.  

 

1)Members should encourage the executive, players, parents, guardians, any spectators,

 

umpires and park attendants to obey the spirit of the rules and regulations for all sports, and each other in a civilized manner.

 

2) Members are expected to always show high personal standards both professionally and

 

            personally.

 

3) Members never support the use of drugs or alcohol.

 

4) Members will not use tobacco product within 50 feet of the playing field or the players

 

            bench.

 

5) Members will not verbally comment, harass or direct any sort of verbal or threatening

 

            abuse directly towards an umpire(s).

 

 

 

B)PLAYER CODE

 

 

 

1) Play for the “ love of the game “, not just to please parents or coach.

 

2) Play by the rules and the spirit of the rules.

 

3)  Never argue with the official’s decisions. The coach(s) should ask any necessary questions.

 

4) Control your temper or anger; no mouthing off, throwing gloves or other equipment.

 

5) Work equally had for yourself and your team. The team’s performance will improve and so

 

            will yours.

 

6) Be a good sport. Cheer all good plays, whether yours or the others team’s.

 

7) Treat all players, as you would like to be treated.

 

8) Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills, and feel good

 

            about yourself. Do not show-off.

 

9) Cooperate with your coaches, teammates, opponents and especially the officials, for

 

            without them, you would not be playing the game.

 

10) Remember you are representing yourself, your parents, your team, your sponsor, and your

 

            city and the association at all times, to and from the park.

 

11) I will attend every practice and that I can and will notify my coach if I cannot.

 

12) I will do my very best to listen and learn from my coaches.

 

13) I deserve to have fun during my sports experience and will alert parents or coaches if it

 

            stops being fun.

 

 

 

Players Code of Conduct

 

As a player in the Greater Niagara Baseball Association :

 

1)  I will demonstrate self control and respect for others at all times.

 

2)  I will always remember that participation in athletics is a privilege that 

 

      is not to be abused by unsportsmanlike conduct.

 

3)  I will show respect to all opponents and shake hands after the

 

      competition and congratulate them on the performance.

 

4)  I will show respect to all coaches, umpires and league officials.

 

5)  I will not argue with the umpire or an umpire’s decision.

 

6)  I will abide by all rules and regulations of the game and the league.

 

7)  I will remember that any inappropriate behavior will reflect on me,

 

      my family and my community.

 

8)  I understand that aggressive physical contact is grounds for immediate

 

      ejection.

 

9)  I will not us profanity, tobacco, drugs or alcohol while in uniform and/or

 

      at the ballpark.

 

 

 

 

 

The disciplinary committee will suspend any player who violates the code of conduct pending review.

 

___________________________________________________________

 

I have read this agreement, and will abide by the statements contained herein:

 

Signature :    _____________________________       Date :  __________

 

Team : __________________________________      Division : ________

 

Parents Signature : ________________________      Date : __________

 

 

 

C) COACH, MANAGER & TEAM ASSOCIATES CODE

 

All coaches are requested to publish a list of conduct & ethics to the players and their parents prior to the start of the season.

 

The players and parents are required to read and sign the back page acknowledging they have reviewed the code conduct & ethics of the association.

 

1)Exemplify the highest moral character, behavior, and leadership.

 

2)I will lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all my players.

 

3)I will treat each player as an individual remembering the large range of emotional and

 

physical development for the same age group.

 

4)  I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my players ahead of a personal desire

 

to win.

 

5)  Respect the integrity and judgment of sports officials.

 

6)   Abide by both the spirit and the letter of the rules.

 

7)   I will use those coaching techniques appropriate for each of the skills that I teach.

 

8)  Promote ethical relationships among coaches.

 

9)Encourage the highest standards of conduct and achievement.

 

10) I will do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all my players.

 

11)Strive to develop qualities of leadership, initiative, and good judgment in each athlete.

 

12) Complete all games. No team shall leave a game before the end.

 

D)UMPIRE'S CODE

 

1) All umpires should wear a uniform. It should be clean and in the required colours.

 

2) Always be punctual; a late umpire does not gain the respect of either the teams or the fans.

 

3) Finish all games. No umpire shall leave a game before the end, except for injury or

 

            sickness.

 

4) Never umpire while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. An umpire needs to be in

 

            control of all his/her facilities and should set a good example.

 

5) Umpires are judged by their behavior and statements; disgraceful gestures and abusive

 

            language has no place on the playing field and can only tarnish the reputation of all

 

            umpires.

 

6) If you accept an assignment to umpire a game, be there. If an emergency should come up,