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Clarington Baseball Association Code of Conduct for Coaches and Team Trainers

(Updated Jan 10, 2020)

  • I will be reasonable when scheduling practices and other events, remembering that young athletes have other interests and obligations.
  • I will teach my athletes to play fairly and to respect the rules, officials and opponents and encourage them to be good sports.
  • I will remind my athletes that winning a game or a trophy isn’t the only measure of success.
  • I will ensure that ALL athletes get appropriate instruction, support and playing time.
  • I will not ridicule or yell at my athletes for making mistakes or for performing poorly.
  • I will encourage my athletes, offer constructive criticism, and maintain a positive attitude.
  • I will remember that athletes play to have fun and must be encouraged to have confidence in themselves.
  • I will remember that children need a coach they can respect.
  • I will remember to set a good example as actions speak louder than words.
  • I will maintain a supportive attitude and I will be generous with praise and set a good example.
  • I will not use bad language, nor will I harass or heckle athletes, coaches, umpires, other spectators, or Club officials by way of emails, voice messages, text messages (including “tweeting”) and social network postings.
  • I will demonstrate respect and comply with the umpires’ decisions and decisions of the Discipline Committee.
  • I understand that while I can request an umpire clarify/discuss a ruling, the final decision rests with the Umpire.
  • I will help prevent injuries, including concussions by ensuring athletes wear the proper protective equipment (e.g. helmets), and wear it correctly.
  • I understand that a concussion is a brain injury that can have both short and long-term effects.  A blow to the head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that causes the brain to move around inside the skull may cause a concussion; a person doesn’t need to lose consciousness to have had a concussion.
  • I commit to:
    • Reporting injuries and any possible concussion of an athlete, coach, trainer or umpire using the CBA online reporting tool, within 24hrs of knowledge of an injury.
    • Providing opportunities at each practice and game to enable athletes, parents/guardians and coaches to discuss any potential issues relating to injuries and/or concussions.
    • Following the CBA Concussion Policy and Protocols including Remove from Sport and Return to Sport Protocols.

    I hereby acknowledge and confirm:

    • I have reviewed the Concussion Awareness Resources provided by the Province of Ontario, located here: ontario.ca/concussions.
    • I have reviewed and agree to abide by the CBA Concussion Policy, including Remove from Sport and Return to Sport Protocols.