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DABA Code of Conduct

AS A PLAYER, I promise to always play with good sportsmanship and respect for my teammates and opponents. I will be courteous to all coaches, officials and other parent volunteers who are trying to help me become a better player. I will do my best in all practices and games, have patience with myself and remember that I am playing these games for fun. I will attend every practice and game I can, knowing that my team will depend on me to be there. I will play hard at every position that my coaches assign to me.

AS A PARENT, I promise to encourage good sportsmanship by showing support for all players, coaches and officials at every game. I will focus upon my child's efforts and performance rather than the overall outcome of the game. I will never ridicule or yell at any child, including my own, for making a mistake or losing a game. I will never use profanity or physically or verbally abuse any players, coaches, officials or spectators. I will participate in positive cheers that encourage all players and discourage any cheers that redirect that focus, including those that taunt and intimidate officials or opposing players and fans.

I will help my child enjoy the experience of playing on a team by doing whatever I can, including being a respectful fan and providing whatever help is needed by the team or league according to my skills and availability.

I will endeavor to learn, understand and respect the rules of the game, the officials who administer them and their decisions. I will remember that the coaches and league officers are all volunteers. I will not be critical unless I'm ready and willing to make the necessary effort to correct the object of my criticism; and I will bring any perceived problems to the attention of my child's coach IN PRIVATE.

I will bring my child to practices and games on time and, if I do not stay, will make sure that my child is picked up promptly afterward. I will also give
advance notice to my child's coach whenever my child will be absent from a practice or game. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all DABA-sponsored events.

AS A COACH, I will honor all of the above promises that generally apply to parents; and I will never forget the trust that parents place in me while coaching their
children. I will do my best to develop the talents of every player on my team, to treat them with respect and fairness and to help the entire team learn the principles of sportsmanship.

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY Each player must sign a commitment contract (Code of Conduct) with his/her coach and his/her parent or guardian before he/she will be allowed to participate in any DABA sport.

Additionally, every player, parent, coach and fan will be held accountable to the Zero Tolerance Policy if he/she are participating or attending any DABA
activity. A copy of the policy has been incorporated in ALL REGISTRATION PROCESSES (in person and on-line) and can be viewed by clicking on Membership in the menu bar of the this website.

There are consequences to not following the code of conduct.

Examples of behavior that will result in the following consequences include, but are not limited to: cheating, coming to games/practices unprepared multiple times, throwing equipment out of frustration, teasing teammates, failure to listen to the DABA board or the team coaches, failure to be respectful to coaches/players.

For players: The 1st offense will result in the player receiving a written warning from the DABA board. The 2nd offense will result in the player being suspended for the following game. The 3rd offense will result in the player being suspended for three games (or 1 playoff / tournament game), and additional action necessary as deemed by the DABA board up to and including removal from the league.

For coaches: The 1st offense will result in the coach receiving a written warning from the DABA board. The 2nd offense will results in the coach being suspended for three games or the remainder of the season if there are less than three games remaining. The 3rd offense will result in the coach being relieved of his duties for the remainder of the season AND the following season.

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