Trevian Girls Softball Association
Trevian Code of Conduct

TGSA Coaches, players and parents are expected to behave in a sportsmanlike manner, being courteous and respectful to coaches and players, game officials, parents and spectators at all times.  The enjoyment by all those playing and attending a TGSA softball game is one of the expressed goals of our organization.  Enthusiastic support of your team or favorite player is an expected and welcome part of our games.  However, this enthusiasm cannot be allowed to become counter productive.  Umpires of the league in which the TGSA participates have been instructed to stop any game when parents/spectators are displaying, in that officials opinion, inappropriate and disruptive behavior that interferes with other spectators or the conduct of the game.  The umpires will identify violators to the coaches for the purpose of removing parents/spectators from the spectators viewing and game area.

Once removed, play will resume.  Lost time will not be replaced.  In addition to the umpires, inappropriate behavior observed by TGSA officials may also result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from the viewing area.  Violators may be subject to further disciplinary action by the TGSA Board of Directors.  The following is a limited and non-inclusive list of potentially inappropriate or disruptive behavior and all TGSA members agree that they:

  • Will not use obscene or vulgar language to anyone at any time at the park before, after, or during the game.
  • Will not taunt players, coaches, umpires, or other spectators by means of baiting, ridiculing, threat of physical violence or actual physical violence.
  • Will not throw any object in the spectators viewing area, players bench, and playing field, directed in any manner as to create a safety hazard.

Any parents/spectators who must be removed from the playing area will not be allowed to attend a TGSA game for a period of two weeks from the date of the removal.  Any parent/spectator who must be removed from the field a second time will be suspended from attending any further TGSA games.  The matter will be reviewed by the TGSA Board, which will establish final sanctions.  Failure to comply with the above sanctions will result in the player not being allowed to participate while that parent/spectator is at the field.

If a TGSA player, parent or Coach sees a person violating this Code of Conduct; if possible, she or he should tell that person to stop that behavior immediately.  If she or he cannot resolve the situation immediately, he or she should refer the problem to the Coach, the Team Manager, a parent, or a TGSA Board member.

Parents are responsible for the behavior of the other members of their family and of any guests they may invite to a game.

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