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Little League University
Little League Parents Orientation Program
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Article: Teaching Children To Be Good Sports
Article: What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent—And What Makes A Great One

Little League Pledge

I trust in God.
I love my country,
And will respect its laws.
I will play fair,
And strive to win.
But win or lose,
I will always do my best.

Little League Parent/Volunteer Pledge

I will teach all children to play fair and do their best.
I will positively support all managers, coaches and players.
I will respect the decisions of the umpires.
I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game.

AGLL Parent Code of Conduct

Preamble The essential elements of character building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these six “pillars of character."

I therefore agree:

  1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.
  2. I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.
  3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
  4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.
  5. I, and my guests, will be positive role models for the players by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event.
  6. I, and my guests, will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.
  7. I will not encourage anything that could endanger the health and wellbeing of the players.
  8. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
  9. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex, or ability.
  10. I will teach my child that doing one's best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
  11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard.
  12. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participant for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  13. I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning. I will also de­emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
  14. I will promote the emotional and physical well­being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.
  15. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.
  16. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use at all Little League events.
  17. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.

I also agree that if I fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I will be subject to disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to the following:

  1. Verbal warning by league official, manager/coach, and/or board member of league.
  2. Written warning.
  3. Parental game suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file.
  4. Parental season suspension.

Batting Practice Facilities

Brickyard Cages
JP Longball Batting Cages
Stadium Golf Center & Batting Cages