Code of Conduct

Updated Sunday November 4, 2018 by Sam Clift.

 CODE OF CONDUCT

 

The Code of Conduct is established by the Guthrie All Sports to serve as a guideline for all softball leagues on matters pertaining to the conduct of players, managers, and coaches. The Code outlines unacceptable behavior and suggests the minimum and maximum penalties for violations. Players, coaches and managers shall abide by the Code of Conduct. Violation of the code, as outlined below, will result in disciplinary action.

1. NO PLAYER SHALL: Be physically aggressive toward any player (teammate or opponent), official (umpire or scorekeeper), league director, agency representative, or spectator. This includes any unwanted physical contact including, but not limited to, shoving, or striking a person before, during or after a game. If during a game, the player will be immediately ejected.

MINIMUM PENALTY: Immediate ejection and eight games probation.

MAXIMUM PENALTY: Suspension for ten years and probation for ten calendar years.

2. NO PLAYER SHALL: Be verbally abusive toward any player (teammate or opponent), official (umpire or scorekeeper), league director, tournament director, agency, representative or spectator. This includes but is not limited to, use of profanity and/or racial slurs, harassment, threats, or intimidation before, during or after a game. If during a game the player will be immediately ejected.

MINIMUM PENALTY: Immediate ejection and eight games probation.

MAXIMUM PENALTY: Suspension for five calendar years.

3. NO PLAYER SHALL: Refuse to abide by an official’s decision.

MINIMUM PENALTY: Immediate ejection and probation for eight games.

MAXIMUM PENALTY: Suspension for one calendar year. Softball League Policy, Procedures and Playing Rules.

4. NO PLAYER SHALL: Appear on the field of play under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

MINIMUM PENALTY: Immediate ejection and probation for eight games.

MAXIMUM PENALTY: Suspension for eight games.

5. NO PLAYER SHALL: Use unnecessary roughness to an opposing player.

MINIMUM PENALTY: Immediate ejection and probation for eight games.

MAXIMUM PENALTY: Suspension for five calendar years.

6. NO PLAYER SHALL: Demonstrate dissension at an official’s decision.

MINIMUM PENALTY: Warning by the official.

MAXIMUM PENALTY: Immediate ejection, suspension for one game, and  probation for eight games.

7. NO PLAYER SHALL: Discuss with an official any decision reached by that official, unless the player is the manager or captain.

MINIMUM PENALTY: Warning by the official.

MAXIMUM PENALTY: Immediate ejection.

8. NO PLAYER SHALL: Be found utilizing or bringing to the ballpark any altered

 equipment.

MININUM PENALTY: Suspension for two (2) years from all GSA softball activities.

MAXIMUM PENALTY: Suspension for four (4) years from all GSA softball activities. Note: Team and  Players from the team utilizing the altered equipment may be placed on probation

9. NO PLAYER SHALL: Be guilty of gambling upon any play or the outcome of games with any spectator, player, or opponent. Officials are required to report violation of this  rule to the League Director.

MININUM PENALTY: Placed on probation for remainder of season.

MAXIMUM PENALTY: Suspension for the remainder of the season.

10. NO PLAYER SHALL: Smoke while coming off or going on the field of play, or while on the field of play or in the dug-out. The City of Guthrie has a no tobacco use in their parks. This policy includes cigarettes, vape or E cigarettes, smokeless tobacco of any kind.

MININUM PENALTY: Warning from official.

MAXIMUM PENALTY: Removal from the game.

11. LITTER: It shall be each player’s responsibility to keep the facility free of trash. The dug out shall be thoroughly cleaned after each game or practice.

MININUM PENALTY: Warning from official

MAXIMUM PENALTY: A $25.00 clean up fee will be accessed to the team and due before the start of the next scheduled game.

SPECIAL NOTES

  A player/coach/manager that is on probation for a Code of Conduct violation, and is reported for another violation of the Code of Conduct, will face double the normal penalty for the new violation. Any probation or suspension included in the penalty for the new violation will run consecutively with the former penalty.

  Any ejected player/coach/manager/official must leave the bench/dugout area immediately. Failure to do so may result in a maximum penalty for the violation. Any further action or disruption may result in the official ejecting the player or manager from the park or facility.

  For safety reasons, children and patrons viewing the game are not allowed in the dugout during the game.