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Code of Conduct


AS A PLAYER, I promise to always play with good sportsmanship and respect for my teammates and opponents. I will be courteous to all coaches, officials and other parent volunteers who are trying to help me become a better player. I will do my best in all practices and games, have patience with myself and remember that I am playing these games for fun. I will attend every practice and game I can, knowing that my team will depend on me to be there. I will play hard at every position that my coaches assign to me.

AS A PARENT, I promise to encourage good sportsmanship by showing support for all players, coaches and officials at every game. I will focus upon my child’s efforts and performance rather than the overall outcome of the game. I will never ridicule or yell at any child, including my own, for making a mistake or losing a game. I will never use profanity or physically or verbally abuse any players, coaches, officials or spectators. I will participate in positive cheers that encourage all players and discourage any cheers that redirect that focus, including those that taunt and intimidate officials or opposing players and fans.

I will help my child enjoy the experience of playing on a team by doing whatever I can, including being a respectful fan and providing whatever help is needed by the team or league according to my skills and availability.

I will endeavor to learn, understand and respect the rules of the game, the officials who administer them and their decisions. I will remember that the coaches and league officers are all volunteers. I will not be critical unless I’m ready and willing to make the necessary effort to correct the object of my criticism; and I will bring any perceived problems to the attention of my child’s coach IN PRIVATE.

I will bring my child to practices and games on time and, if I do not stay, will make sure that my child is picked up promptly afterward. I will also give advance notice to my child’s coach whenever my child will be absent from a practice or game. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all DAA-sponsored events.

AS A COACH, I will honor all of the above promises that generally apply to parents; and I will never forget the trust that parents place in me while coaching their children. I will do my best to develop the talents of every player on my team, to treat them with respect and fairness and to help the entire team learn the principles of sportsmanship.

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
Each player must sign a commitment contract (Code of Conduct) with his/her coach and his/her parent or guardian before he/she will be allowed to participate in any DAA sport.

Additionally, every player, parent , coach and fan will be held accountable to the Zero Tolerance Policy if he/she are participating or attending any DAA sport. A copy of the policy has been incorporated in ALL REGISTRATION PROCESSES (in person and on-line) and can be viewed by clicking on the attachment below.

SPORTS ACCOUNTING POLICY
Any person wishing to cancel after signing up for a sport, will be charged a minimum $10.00 check processing fee.  This fee is in addition to any other costs involved with a cancellation.  Please see your sports director for details.