Player Code of Conduct
Port Dover Minor Baseball Association Objectives:
To promote sports and sportsmanship through the development of baseball in Port Dover.
To provide a safe environment in which all players have the right to play.
To protect and promote the mutual interest of its players
To manage and regulate House League and Representative Divisions, their players, parent, umpires and scheduling.
We, the Port Dover Minor Baseball Association have implemented the following Sport Player Code of Conduct
for the important message it holds regarding player expectations throughout the baseball season.
I therefore agree:
I will play the game for the game’s sake and not just for parents or coach.
I will be modest and generous when I win and gracious when I lose.
I will respect the game of baseball and its rules, learn these rules and try to follow them and play the game fairly.
I will always sprint on and off the field. The effect of hustle in a game is contagious and positively impacts your team and shows your opponent you will not give up.
I will work for the good of my team and give my best effort at all times.
I will show respect for the authority of the umpire, even though I will sometimes disagree with his/her calls.
I will not leave the dugout to speak to my parent or guardian unless specifically authorised by the coach for a justifiable reason
I will show good sportsmanship before, during and after the game.
I understand that baseball is a game, and that the players on the other team are my opponents, not my enemies.
I will conduct myself with honour and dignity and treat other players as I would like to be treated.
I will help my parents and fans understand the rules of the game so they can watch and enjoy the game better.
I will be sure they understand that dissent is not permitted.
I will control my temper and not retaliate, even if I believe I have been wronged.
I will work on improving my skills and help my team mates to improve their skills.
I will not be selfish; my team mates deserve the same chances as I do.
I acknowledge that penalties as laid out in the OBA and PDMBA rules for non compliance will be imposed and agree to comply with such penalties subject to any appeal procedures that are available to me.
I Will Prevent Concussions by:
I will care for my health and safety by taking concussions seriously, and I understand that
- Wearing the proper equipment for my sport and wearing it correctly.
- Developing my skills and strength so that I can participate to the best of my ability.
- Respecting the rules of my sport or activity.
- My commitment to fair play and respect for all* (respecting other athletes, coaches, team trainers and officials).
- A concussion is a brain injury that can have both short- and long-term effects.
- A blow to my head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that causes the brain to move around inside the skull may cause a concussion.
- I don’t need to lose consciousness to have had a concussion.
- I have a commitment to concussion recognition and reporting, including self-reporting of possible concussion and reporting to a designated person when and individual suspects that another individual may have sustained a concussion.* (Meaning: If I think I might have a concussion I should stop participating in further training, practice or competition immediately, or tell an adult if I think another athlete has a concussion).
- Continuing to participate in further training, practice or competition with a possible concussion increases my risk of more severe, longer lasting symptoms, and increases my risk of other injuries.
I will not hide concussion symptoms. I will speak up for myself and others.
- I will not hide my symptoms. I will tell a coach, official, team trainer, parent or another adult I trust if I experience any symptoms of concussion.
- If someone else tells me about concussion symptoms, or I see signs they might have a concussion, I will tell a coach, official, team trainer, parent or another adult I trust so they can help.
- I understand that if I have a suspected concussion, I will be removed from sport and that I will not be able to return to training, practice or competition until I undergo a medical assessment by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner and have been medically cleared to return to training, practice or competition.
- I have a commitment to sharing any pertinent information regarding incidents of removal from sport with the athlete’s school and any other sport organisation with which the athlete has registered* (Meaning: If I am diagnosed with a concussion, I understand that letting all of my other coaches and teachers know about my injury will help them support me while I recover.)
I will take the time I need to recover, because it is important for my health.
- I understand my commitment to supporting the return-to-sport process* (I will have to follow my sport organisation's Return-to-Sport Protocol).
- I understand I will have to be medically cleared by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner before returning to training, practice or competition.
- I will respect my coaches, team trainers, parents, health-care professionals, and medical doctors and nurse practitioners, regarding my health and safety.