As we prepare for the stretch run of our regular season and the thrills of our annual rec league tournaments, here are some friendly reminders about the OYO Code of Conduct.
With great anticipation, all our coaches, players and fans have now entered the final phases of our Spring Season – the final two weeks of the regular season followed by the OYO Tournament. The excitement and enthusiasm are on the rise. This is the time of year where teams can showcase what they have learned on the ballfield but also where coaches and parents can teach many life lessons.
As we approach what will surely be a memorable, exciting tournament, we look forward to lots of cheers and exciting finishes. We’re also want to remind coaches, players and parents to stay focused on the big picture. Here’s an important reminder about The OYO Way!
Know Your Part – And Approach It Positively
How we handle ourselves when we interact with umpires — and how we manage our fans when they get excited over a call or play — is critical. It will make all the difference between positive memories and life lessons that will have these young baseball and softball players continue playing for years to come or that will scare them away from a game they have truly enjoyed during the rec season.
So, what’s your role? Umpires umpire, coaches coach, players play, and fans cheer positively.
Choose Words, Actions Carefully
It is important to remember if a coach or fan demonstrates disrespectful actions toward an umpire or opposing team member, then the coach runs the risk of being ejected by an umpire or the fan being removed by the advisor on duty. And, yes, coaches are responsible for their fans. Please work together to make this a memorable experience for the players!
In addition, each family (parents for themselves, their ballplayer and their guests) signed the OYO Code of Conduct at the time of their registration. If necessary, we will enforce the Code of Conduct when the actions of any coach, player or parent do not represent The OYO Way.