(Updated as of 6-18-18)
WILTON LITTLE LEAGUE
As a Parent or Guardian of a Child Participating in Wilton Little League Your responsibilities to your Child's Team are:
- Turn in Medical Form before your child begins participation in any organized Team activity -- before Team practices begin.
- Get your child to games and practice and pick them up on time.
- Fulfill all TEAM work responsibilities assigned to you including scoring and returning all equipment to its proper storage facility (including scoreboard and announcer equipment).
- Report any instances of vandalism to WLL equipment or facilities to a league representative.
- Keep facilities Clean ---- use trash containers.
- Remember proper field conduct.
- Root for the Teams and acknowledge good plays by either team.
- Retrieve Foul Balls.
- Non-players must STAY OUT of Dugouts, Off Fields and Out of Buildings (without authorization).
- Abide by all WLL, Town of Wilton, and YMCA regulations.
- Booing and Negative Displays are never in order and should be discouraged in others.
- SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE CHILDREN WHILE THEY PLAY.
The promise that you can make:
- I/We hereby pledge to provide positive support, care, and encouragement for my/our child participating in Wilton Little League by adhering to this Code of Conduct.
- To encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, managers, coaches, and officials at every game, practice or other league activities.
- To place the emotional and physical well being of my child ahead of a personal desire to win.
- To insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.
- To support the manager, coaches and officials working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.
- To remember that the game is for the children - not for the adults.
- To do my very best to make WLL fun for my child.
- To ask my child to treat other players, managers, coaches, spectators and League Officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed, or ability.
- To review with my child this WLL Code of Conduct and to encourage the positive aspect of the sport at all times
WILTON LITTLE LEAGUE CODE OF CONDUCT
There have been a disturbing number of reported incidents throughout the country involving acts of violence, abuse and inappropriate behavior by parents, spectators, managers, players and coaches in youth sports leagues. In an effort to avoid any such incident, WLL has and does hereby adopt a policy of zero tolerance with respect to ANY conduct that is deemed to be inappropriate or abusive in connection with league activities. Accordingly, all WLL coaches, players, family members and spectators are hereby expected to comply with and conform to the following guidelines:
1. At no time whatsoever will any abusive or inappropriate conduct, including profane language, be tolerated.
2. The possession and/or use of firearms, fireworks, tobacco products (including e-cigarettes and vapor products), controlled substances, illegal drugs, or alcoholic beverages in any form is prohibited on the playing field, benches, dugouts or game site.
3. Rooting and cheering for teams and players in a positive manner is highly encouraged; rooting against a team or player is not acceptable.
4. At all times proper respect and courtesy is to be shown toward all players, managers, coaches, umpires and other spectators. There is no arguing in little league by parents, players or coaches at any time, and there should be no distraction of players, negative cheering or comments made by any player, fan or coaches.
5. At any time that a person’s conduct fails to conform to these guidelines, a game umpire, coach or league official may request and direct such a person to immediately cease such conduct. If such conduct continues, the umpire, coach or a league official may direct that person to immediately leave the premises. Any rules regarding playing time may be waived at the discretion of the coach to address any player incident. Coaches are to report all player-related incidents one on one to each parent/guardian for players involved. Coaches are also to report incidents to their league director. Upon review, the league may impose additional sanctions.
It is important that coaches and parents communicate well on schedules, expectations and issues that may arise. The WLL program intent is to be educational, fun and along with it to teach player responsibilities at both the skill and personal levels. Teamwork, fairness and respect are key elements and as the players increase in age, appropriate levels of competition become a part of the experience as the Little League Player Pledge states “I will play fair and strive to win, but win or lose, I will always do my best.”