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This is the Zero Tolerance Form that must be read and signed by both players and parents. After signing the form, it should be given to the head coach of your team.  


 

Littleton Youth Baseball and Softball
Zero Tolerance Policy



The LYBS Zero Tolerance Policy mandates that anyone attending baseball or softball games, functions or related activities shall act in a respectful and sportsmanship like manner so that baseball, softball, and teeball will be a desirable and rewarding experience for our children. Disrespectful and/or unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.
 
Loss of self-control is NEVER acceptable.
 
I. ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY - INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES
A. General:
 
1. All individuals must comply with the LYBS Zero Tolerance Policies, By-laws, rules, regulations and policies of all governing bodies.
 
2. In addition, the following are some specific areas of responsibilities.
 
B. Coaches:
 
1. Strict and complete self-control both on and off the fields at all LYBS
events.
 
2. Mutual respect of umpires, coaches and opposition.
 
3. Strict control of players both on and off the field.
 
C. Player:
 
1. Strict and complete self-control both on and off the fields at all LYBS
events.
 
2. Mutual respect of umpires, coaches and opposition.
 
D. Parent
 
1. Mutual respect of umpires, coaches, players, opposition, parents and spectators.
 
2. Absolute self-control.
 
3. Work with umpires, coaches, and league and organization personnel to assure a positive experience for all.
 
 
II. ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY - CLASSIFICATIONS
 
Zero Tolerance Classifications (Including but not limited to the following examples)
 


  1. Class A Classification:
 
  1. Inappropriate verbal or non-verbal abuse not covered in Class B or Class C during LYBS or Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth sanctioned events, and any LYBS related function and/or team activity.
 
  1. Open disputing or arguing with the decision of an umpire, coach, spectator or player whether on or off the field. Discussion of said decisions is encouraged to the extent that it is constructive and non-threatening and helps to resolve current and potential issues.
 
  1. Visual or verbal sign(s) of dissatisfaction with any umpire, coach or administrator’s decision.
 
  1. Class B Classification:
 
  1. Confrontation, inappropriate verbal or non-verbal reaction to specific events during LYBS or Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth sanctioned events, and any LYBS or Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth related function and/or team activity.
 
  1. Obscene or vulgar language or the use of a physical act that is vulgar or obscene, racial or swearing.
 
  1. Encouraging abusive or unsportsmanlike behavior in any player, coach, umpire, or spectator.
 
  1. Taunting or ridiculing of umpires, coaches, players, or spectators.
 
  1. Not stopping Zero Tolerance conduct once advised to do so.
 
  1. Not voluntarily leaving a facility once advised to do so by any umpire or league official
 
  1. Class C Classification
 
  1. Complete loss of self control during LYBS or Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth sanctioned events or any LYBS or Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth related function and/or team activity.
 
  1. Intentional physical contact using the body or any other instrument.
 
  1. Off-field physical violence or fighting, or abusive physical contact
 
  1. Threats of any nature.
 
  1. Returning to facility after being ejected.
 
  1. Any actions that require the use of third parties to control the conduct or situation, such as an umpire, league officials, or security personnel.
 
  1. Intentional throwing of any object directed at a spectator or at a person in the playing area (including dugout area) on the field that create the potential for a safety hazard or issue.
 
III. ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY - VIOLATIONS
 
General
 
Penalties listed are the minimum and may be more severe, as in the case of aggravating
circumstances or multiple offenses.  Suspensions and any appeals must comply with LYBS By-laws, Rules and Regulations.
 
Classifications
 
1. Class A Violation
 
a. First Offense: 1 game suspension for any player, parent or spectator; 2 game minimum suspension for any coach with right of appeal, starting with the first game subsequent to the next LYBS Board of Directors meeting.*
 
b. Second Offense: 2 game suspension for player, parent or spectator; 4 game minimum suspension for any coach with right of appeal, starting with the first game subsequent to the next LYBS Board of Directors meeting.*
 
c. Third Offense: Suspension for the remainder of the season, starting with the first game subsequent to the next LYBS Board of Directors meeting.*
 
* For Class A Violations above for First and Second Offenses, if the offense occurs late in the season where the number of game suspensions can not be imposed due to limited amount of remaining games, the suspension will carry forward to the next season.  Similarly, for the Third Offense of Class A Violations, the suspension may carry forward to the next season at the discretion of the LYBS Board.
 
2. Class B Violation
 
a. First Offense: Immediate 2 game suspension for any player, parent or spectator;
immediate 3 game for any coach with right of appeal.
 
b. Second Offense: Immediate suspension for the remainder of the season.
 
3. Class C Violation- Minimum 1 year suspension pending, starting with the first game subsequent to the next LYBS Board of Directors meeting.
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Appeals of any LYBS decision may be made to the Board of Directors. The appeal must be
submitted to the President of the LYBS, in writing, within two (2) calendar days of the
Board’s decision.  In the event the LYBS President is unavailable, the appeal may be submitted to the respective league coordinator.