Code of Ethics

UpdatedWednesday January 29, 2020 byBeth Zeimet.

LOOKOUT VALLEY COACHES CODE OF ETHICS

I. Members:

ll include parents and coaches that pay for their child to participate in recreation sports.

Dues $100.00 Baseball/Softball/,,

. This covers insurance, uniforms (to a certain extent), trophies, end of the year party, equipment to help run that sports season, and sanction fees per team. (Fees could change due to Board member discretion). These fees must be paid prior to uniforms being ordered. A child will not be able to participate in any game or practice with the possibility of being removed from the team if this fee is not paid by then.

The Board will hold membership meetings at the beginning and end of each season and if need arises during the season. Each coach is responsible for returning any equipment at the end of the season. If this is not done the coach will be responsible for replacing all equipment taken.

II. Policies and Procedures Coaches are required to volunteer at least 15-20 hours of their time (or as needed). This does not include your regular coaching duties. I am giving consent to have a background check ran. The use of alcohol or profanity is not allowed on the field or grounds at any time. Smoking is restricted to the assigned designated areas only. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND DO NOT SMOKE ON THE FIELDS OR AROUND CHILDREN.

Tournaments - Shall be brought to the board for approval and voted on and posted on the Dizzy Dean or Girls Association website for baseball and softball. Football does not have tournaments as specified in the League rule book. aches will have to adhere to the Code of Ethics signed by them at the beginning of the season. The head coach is liable for his coaches, players, fans and parents. If any issues occur, the Head Coach will have to face a Class I or II punishment.

• Class I offense is punishable by the child being released from team indefinitely. If this happens you are banned from the ball fields for the remainder of the season. (You CANNOT appeal this decision.) • Class II offense is punishable by board decision. You can still come to the ball fields and watch games. (You can appeal this decision to the board, but the board's decision will be final.)

First warning is to sit out the remainder of that game, the next scheduled game and pay a $25 fine to LVRA to be used for our scholarship program. Second warning is complete dismissal of all games and events for the rest of the season.

Defining the Age Groups - As specified in the Dizzy Dean, Dixie Youth and Scenic City rule books; April 30" is the cut off for Baseball and Football. As specified in the Girls Association rule book; January 1" is the cut off for Softball. ANY CHILD CAN PLAY UP BUT NEVER PLAY DOWN!  If you have a SPECIAL circumstance this must be brougt to the board.

If an age is protested for what age group they are playing on, they are required to pay a $100 fine

By signing the below, I authorize that I have read and agree to the terms described in the above Coaches Code of Ethics. I hereby release Lookout Valley Recreation Association, their officers, coaches, volunteers and instructors on behalf of myself from any and all liability for any accident that may be sustained while participating in the above mentioned activity. I hereby release liability against any volunteer required to administer first aide or to obtain medical care from any licensed physician, hospital, or medical clinic for the participant named herein when time is of the essence.