Player Code of Conduct

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Player Code of Conduct

All players representing Baseball NSW (BNSW) are committed to the following Code of Conduct. It requires that you meet high standards as a sportsman, as a team member and as an individual.

Please read it carefully

As an individual participating in any Baseball NSW Representative Squad I will:

  • Play by the rules of the competition.
  • Accept the recommendations of BNSW regarding safe play and equipment.
  • Never argue with an official, or an umpire and accept their decisions as being fair and called to the best of their ability.
  • Not consume / use any unapproved substance. This includes cigarettes, alcohol, chewing tobacco, or drugs (other than those legally prescribed by a physician).
  • Control my temper. I recognize that swearing or verbal abuse of officials, other players, or spectators will not be tolerated.
  • Be responsible for my personal appearance, behaviour and personal hygiene.
  • Not cause any loss, or damage to private property, or cause a disturbance to others.
  • Behave in a polite and appropriate manner towards others.
  • Not invite / allow anyone other than team personnel to remain in restricted areas such as the dugout, unless they have the expressed permission of the team management.
  • Refrain from conduct which could be regarded as harassment towards fellow players and coaches.
  • Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train fully within the program requirements.
  • At all times avoid intimate relationships with your coach.

As a member of the Association Cup, State Cup or Youth League I will:

  • Work hard for myself and my team.
  • Co-operate with my own team officials, team mates and opponents.
  • Be prompt for training and games.

I understand that the sportsmanship required of me demands that I will:

  • Applaud all good plays from either team
  • Never deliberately distract, or provoke an opponent.
  • Treat all players as I would like to be treated.
  • Will not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of any other player.
  • Will not abuse equipment (mine or others).
  • Will not throw bats or helmets.
You are bound by this code whenever you represent Baseball NSW