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Coaches Code of Conduct and Ethics

The responsibilities of each coach participating in NKB are of great importance and his/her actions have the potential to significantly influence the young athletes whom he/she coaches.  Each coach agrees that he/she will:

  • Place the emotional and physical well being of his/her players ahead of any personal desire to win. 
  • Treat each player as an individual, remembering that large spread of emotional and physical development for the same age group. 
  • Do his/her very best to provide a safe play situation for his/her players. 
  • Lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all of his/her players. 
  • Insure that he/she is knowledgeable in the rules of baseball and teach these rules to his/her players. 
  • Use appropriate coaching techniques for each of the skills that he/she teaches. 
  • Remember that he/she is a youth coach and that the game is for the children and not for the adults. 
  • Treat each player, opposing coach, official, parent and administrator with respect and dignity. 
  • Uphold the authority of officials who are assigned to the games in which he/she coaches, and assist them in every way to conduct fair and impartial competitive games. 
  • Conduct his/her practices and games so that all players have an opportunity to improve their skill levels through active participation. 
  • Communicate openly with his/her players and their parent(s).
  • Cooperate with NKB in the enforcement of all rules, regulations and procedures, and report any irregularities that violate sound competitive practices. 
  • Be responsible for the acts and conduct of his/her assistant coaches, admins, and players. 
  • Abide by, implement and enforce all NKB, Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth rules, regulations and procedures.