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Code of Conduct

Irmo Little League is a recreational baseball and softball program. During some games/seasons, the level of competition is increased causing more tension. We all need to be reminded from time to time that our main goal is to ensure that the players have a safe and fun environment where they can learn and grow. There will be plenty of time for competitive sports in travel ball, high school, and beyond.

With that in mind, Irmo Little League has no tolerance for poor or negative game attitudes. We expect all fans, parents, managers and coaches to set a good example for the team/players. This will be enforced in two ways:

  1. Our volunteer umpires have the final call on the field and no one is allowed to argue a call by the umpire.  The umpire will deal with the actions/attitudes of anyone within the fences.  If there are issues outside the fence, the umpires will ask the Team Manager to deal with the issue.
  2. At all times, the Board will provide an Officer On Duty. This person has final say on all actions/attitudes of anyone outside of the fences. One warning may be given depending on the severity of the action/attitude. If after a warning, the actions/attitudes continue, the offender will be removed/ejected from the game and/or park.

General Rules

No Board Member, Manager, Coach, Player, or Spectator shall:

  • At any time, lay a hand upon, push, shove, strike, and feint to throw or threaten any individual.
  • Be guilty of heaping personal verbal or physical abuse upon any official for any real or imaginary belief of wrong decisions or judgment.
  • Be guilty of objectionable demonstration of dissent at an official's decision by throwing of gloves, helmets, hats, bats, balls or any other forceful unsportsmanlike action.
  • Be guilty of using unnecessarily rough tactics in the play of a game and/or against the body of an opposing player.
  • Be guilty of physical attack upon any board member, umpire, manager, coach, player or spectator.
  • Be guilty of the use of profane, obscene or vulgar language in any manner at any time.
  • Appear on the field of play, stands, or anywhere in the Friarsgate Park complex while in an intoxicated state at any time.  "Intoxicated" will be defined as an odor of alcohol on one's breath or clothing, or a behavior issue.
  • Be guilty of gambling upon any play or outcome of any game with anyone at any time.
  • Smoking anywhere on the premises. RCRC prohibits smoking at any time within the park boundaries.
  • Be guilty of discussing publicly with spectators in a derogatory or abusive manner any play, decision or a personal opinion on any players during the game.
  • Speak disrespectfully to any manager, coach, official or representative of the League.
  • Be guilty of tampering or manipulation of any league rosters, schedules, draft positions or selections, official score books, rankings, financial records, or procedures.
  • Be guilty of challenging any umpire's authority. The umpires shall have the authority and discretion during a game to penalize the offender according to the infraction up to and including the removal from the game and/or park.

Ejections

All ejections of Managers, Coaches, OR Spectators mean that the person(s) are ejected for the current game AND the next game the team plays. An ejected person must leave the field area and move to beyond the yellow gate, into the parking lot. All game/park ejections are reviewed by the Irmo Little League Board and continued issues will be dealt with appropriately. Depending on the seriousness or frequency, the Board may assess additional disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the League.

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