Code of Conduct


It shall be the obligation of ALL program participants including, but not limited to, coaches, spectators, volunteers, and players to comply with the terms of the Code.

  • Individuals attending RYBL events, participating in RYBL activities or otherwise representing RYBL give implied consent to abiding by the Code.
  • The Code is not presented as addressing every possible situation. Rather, it is a list of guidelines that shall serve as the standard for evaluating attitudes and actions in RYBL.
  • Any person violating the Code shall be subject to administrative action by the board of directors, up to and including termination of his/her privilege to participate in or attend any or all RYBL sponsored activities.
  • There will be no smoking on RYBL premises at any time.
  • There will be no alcohol allowed on the premises.
  • If a manager or coach is found drinking alcohol, possessing alcohol, or in an intoxicated condition on the grounds, s/he shall be immediately removed as manager or coach.

All coaches, spectators, and volunteers shall be positive role models in their attitudes and actions in RYBL. Positive role modeling includes the following general guidelines:

  • Displaying and teaching the principles of good sportsmanship and team play.
  • Acting in a manner that best serves the interests and development of the players.
  • Not ridiculing or demeaning players, coaches, or umpires.
  • Treating all players, parents, spectators, coaches, umpires and league officials with respect.
  • Protecting players from behaviors by others that endanger the health or well-being of players.
  • Accepting umpire calls without verbal abuse, physical abuse, or abuse of any type.
  • Complying with the decisions of league officials and observing all rules, policy, and procedures as established and/or endorsed by RYBL.
  • Being drug and alcohol free while at any RYBL sponsored event.
  • Not using abusive or profane language.

All Players will display good sportsmanship and team play at all times. Good sportsmanship includes the following general guidelines:

  • Following the direction of the coaching staff.
  • Respecting all coaches, players, league officials, umpires, and spectators.
  • Not using abusive or profane language.
  • Not taunting or humiliating any other player.
  • Not questioning an umpire’s call.
  • Not abusing, mistreating or mishandling any equipment or property (e.g., throwing helmet or glove).
  • Accepting defeat with courage and dignity.
  • Accepting victory with modesty and tolerance.

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