Code of Conduct

The VCAA Code of Conduct

"Whatever happens, conduct yourself in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ" - Philippians 1:27

In keeping with the VCAA Mission Statement, the Board of Directors has adopted the following Code of Conduct that shall apply to all Board Members, Managers, Coaches, Players, Umpires, and Spectators who participate in VCAA Functions

NO BOARD MEMBER, MANAGER, COACH, PLAYER, UMPIRE, OR SPECTATOR SHALL:

     1. At anytime, lay a hand upon, push, strike, shove, or threaten to strike an official or umpire.

     2. Express verbal or physical abuse (which includes acting in a threatening manner) upon any official for any reason, even when a judgment call is believed not to be correct.

     3. Demonstrate dissent at an official's ruling decision by:
          a. Throwing gloves, helmets, hats, bats, balls or any equipment
          b. Any display of unsportsmanlike conduct including but not limited to:
               i. Yelling at, pushing, or hitting opposing players
               ii. Refusing to take part in any pre game/post game ceremony

     4. Physically or verbally attack any individual at a VCAA sanctioned event.

     5. Use profane, obscene or vulgar language in any manner at any time.

     6. At anytime, appear on the field, stands or anywhere on the VCAA complex while in an intoxicated state or inpossession of illegal substances (including alcohol). Intoxicated is defined as an odor issue or behavior issue.

     7. Gamble on any play or outcome of any game with anyone at anytime.

     8. Smoke while on the VCAA premises except in the parking lots.

     9. Discuss publicly with spectators or other players, in a derogatory, abusive, or negative manner, any play, decision or his/her personal opinion of any player/coach/umpire during or after a game.

     10. Speak disrespectfully to any manager, coach, official, umpire or league representative.

     11. Tamper with or manipulate any league rosters, schedules, draft positions or selections, official score books,rankings. financial records or procedures.

     12. Challenge an umpire's authority. The umpire shall have the authority and discretion during a game to penalize any offender according to the infraction up to and including removal from the game.
          a. Any person removed from a game will be asked to leave the VCAA premises
          b. If a person is so removed from a game for disciplinary actions, the Board of Directors of VCAA holds theright to take further actions.

 

The board of Directors will review any infraction of the VCAA Code of Conduct and depending on the seriousness or frequency of the infraction, the Board may assess disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the league.




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