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Expectations of WYB Recreation League Baseball Coaches

 

The purpose of recreation baseball is to provide a positive opportunity for young baseball players to develop skills and learn about baseball.   We expect all of our coaches to adhere to this code of conduct and the principles embodied in it.    

This document is posted on the WYB website to ensure that all coaches and parents are familiar with it.

Our head coaches are expected to:

  • Abide by the guidelines and uphold the principles, standards, and expectations contained in this document.
  • Commit to the development of every player on their team.​
  • Give each player the opportunity to learn and play multiple positions. 
  • Be knowledgeable of baseball rules and specifically the rules of the league in which their team competes.
  • Use at least two assistant coaches, who will be held to the same expectations as the head coach. 
  • Respond directly and in a timely fashion to parents who express concerns. 
  • Demonstrate positive and appropriate behavior in the presence of their team.
  • Be fair, objective, and reasonable with expectations for the players.
  • Not use profanity in the presence of their team.
  • Help prepare fields for games, if necessary.
  • Review and practice basic first aid principles needed to treat common baseball injuries.
  • Organize practices that are challenging and fun for all players.
  • Be a responsible steward of all equipment borrowed from or purchased by WYB.
  • Provide an environment for their team that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol.
  • Promote ethical behavior and good sportsmanship by players and fans.  This includes stressing the importance of fair play and civility toward opponents and officials.
  • Support umpires and league officials in their efforts to control the games. 
  • Teach their team the importance of being gracious in both victory and defeat.
  • Not allow discrimination against or mockery of another team’s players or fans for any reason.  
  • Submit to a background check through WYB.
  • Address problems as they arise and let fans and players know that behavior contrary to these rules will not be tolerated.