The Colony Youth Baseball Association

Rules of Conduct

  1. Any official, member or guest of the TCYBA using profane language, demonstrating unsportsmanlike conduct, and/or under the influence of intoxicating beverages/substances at the ball park (practice fields, playing field or in the stands) will be subject to immediate ejection and disciplinary action from the TCYBA Board. A TCYBA member must report this conduct in writing to the commissioner of the league within 24 hours.
  2. Use of tobacco products is not permitted on the playing field or in the dugout by anyone during league games or practices.

Coaches, Players and Parents Code of Conduct

  1. Coaches, players and spectators are representatives of The Colony Youth Baseball Association, the city of The Colony, and The Colony Parks and Recreation department and are expected to act accordingly.
  2. Coaches, parents and athletes are expected to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner both as players and spectators.
  3. Unsportsmanlike behavior directed toward others will not be tolerated. This includes but is not limited to, obscene gestures, cheating, disrespect to officials or other behavior deemed inappropriate for the event.
  4. Any coach or player who is disqualified or ejected from a game will not participate in or attend the next scheduled game.
    If a coach or player receives a 2nd game disqualification or ejection during the season, that individual will be required to forfeit participation for the remainder of the season.
    Sportsmanship is our goal!
  5. The Colony Youth Baseball Association and The Colony Parks and Recreation Department have agreed that we will not tolerate fan misbehavior at TCYBA events. This includes but is not limited to: booing, shouting at officials or arguing calls. Expressing any negative behavior or comments, threats or obscene gestures to players, coaches or officials is also unacceptable.
  6. Cheering in a positive fashion, for both sides is highly encouraged. Ours is a recreational league with fun as the primary emphasis.
  7. Many officials and coaches are volunteers and we should all appreciate their efforts, and support them, setting a good example for the children.
  8. Any spectator or coach who does not behave appropriately {as described above} may be asked to leave and may be subject to the disciplinary process.

Parent Code of Conduct

Parents will be a positive role model for their player and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event. Positive behavior will be exhibited by the following:

  • Communication
    • Stress to their player and teammates that doing one’s best is more important than winning.
    • Positive reinforcement for each player should be strongly emphasized.
    • Refrain from making disparaging remarks about the officiating, coaching or play before, during or after games.
    • Refrain from giving the players instructions and limit interaction with players during practice and games to allow players to focus on coaches, teammates, and the task at hand.
    • If a problem/conflict arises with the Manager or Coaches, do not approach them during or after a game in front of the players. Call the coach to discuss the matter or set a meeting with the Manager, coach, and/or a TCYBA board member to discuss the matter.
    • Ensure the TeamSnap app is downloaded on mobile devices and notifications are enabled for parents and/or guardians that will need to communicate regarding games, practices, and special events.
    • Respond in a timely manner to messages sent by the coach requesting information regarding participation.
  • Games and practices
    • Please do not enter the dugout or other team specific areas unless asked by the coaching staff.
    • Try to help your child work toward skill improvement by working at home or seeking additional training.
    • Accept the umpire’s decision as final and respect the fact that they also make mistakes.
    • Accept the coaches’ decision regarding playing positions and the amount of playing time.
  • Attendance
    • Please contact coaches in advance of any expected absences to allow for proper instruction plan, lineup, etc. for that event.
    • Please contact coaches or fellow team members for assistance with transportation to any practice, game, or event.
    • Practice – please arrive by scheduled start time.
    • Games – please arrive in advance of scheduled game time (suggested 30 mins prior unless otherwise specified by the coach).
  • The coach, with approval by TCYBA board, reserves the right to release any player from the team for poor sportsmanship by the player and/or the player’s family during games or for other reasons to include but are not limited to lack of cooperation, poor attitude, lack of commitment, effort or attendance.
  • If a child is dismissed from practice the manager has the discretion to suspend the player for a minimum of 1 game.

Player Code of Conduct

  • Will be positive and supportive of teammates and coaches.
  • Will treat opposing teams, coaches, and officials with respect.
  • Will arrive to practice and games ready to participate and listen to coaches.
  • Will limit horseplay on the fields or in dugouts to ensure player safety and allow for focus on coaching instruction and task at hand. Players should have fun but not at a detriment to teammates or coaches.