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WILDCAT YOUTH FOOTBALL, INC.
CODE OF CONDUCT

 

The Wildcat Youth Football, Inc. program is dedicated to providing opportunities for young football players to improve their physical fitness, develop athletic skills and participate in a team sport. Emphasis is placed on fun, individual and team participation.
 

All players, parents or guardians, team volunteers, spectators and coaches are expected to maintain and demonstrate good sportsmanship throughout their association with Wildcat Youth Football, Inc. The objective of this Code of Conduct is to encourage standards of behavior and positive attitudes while ensuring due process for misconduct.

Any team representative, coach, parent or guardian, team volunteer, official opponent, or member of the Board of Directors may initiate an investigation by notifying the Board of Directors of any incident by players, parents or guardians, coaches, officials, team volunteers or members of the Board of Directors, that they believe violates any part of the Code of Conduct.
 

PLAYER

 

1.     Use of alcohol, tobacco and controlled or illegal substances is prohibited. Players or parents who come forward with a violation prior to the board being notified by an outside source may receive a reduced penalty.

    1.1     Parents or guardians of the player will be notified as soon as possible by the team 
             coach or team representative.
    1.2     A meeting will be scheduled with the player, parents or guardians, the team 
              Coaches  and team representative to investigate the specific violation.    
    1.3     The team coach or team representative notifies the Board of Directors.
    1.4     If the Board of Directors determines that a Section 1 violation has occurred, the 
              Board of Directors may impose on of the following punishments:
                    1.4.1 Suspension for one or a specified number of games.
                    1.4.2 Suspension for the remainder of the current season. Reinstatement must 
                            be approved by the Board of Directors prior to the start of the next 
                            season.
                    1.4.3 Permanent suspension from Wildcat Youth Football, Inc.

2.     Unlawful and unacceptable conduct is prohibited, including:

        A.     Any deliberate abuse of equipment or facilities, at home, or at away games.
        B.     Theft, damage or abuse of equipment or personal possessions of any other player, 
                opponent, parent or guardian, coach, team volunteer, official, or member of the 
                Board of Directors.
        C.     Fighting, unsafe, intimidating, disruptive or abusive behavior.
                2.1    Parents or guardians of the player will be notified as soon as possible by the 
                         team coaches or team representative.
                2.2     A meeting will be scheduled with the player, parents or guardians, the team 
                          coaches and team representatives to investigate the specific violation.
                2.3     The team coach or team representative notifies the Board of Directors.
                2.4     If the Board of Directors determines that a Section 2 violation has occurred,
                         the Board of Directors may impose on of the following punishments:

                        2.4.1     Suspension from one game for the first offense with reinstatement 
                                    contingent upon any necessary restitution for the repair or replacing
                                    of damaged equipment, facilities or personal possessions.
                        2.4.2     Suspension for three games for the second offense with 
                                     reinstatement contingent upon any necessary restitution for the 
                                     repair or replacement of damaged equipment, facilities or personal 
                                     possessions.

3.     Required personal conduct:
            3.1     Displaying a positive, cooperative, respectful attitude and good sportsmanship.
            3.2     No swearing, taunting, derogatory comments or gestures or disrespectful 
                     conduct toward players, opponents, parents or guardians, coaches, team 
                     volunteers, officials, or members of the Board of Directors on or off the field.
            3.3     Following team and league rules and the directions of coaches and officials 
                      promptly and without complaint.
            3.4     Appropriate behavior while being transported for all WYF activities.
            3.5     Attendance at all practices and games. If unable to attend, players must notify 
                      the coach ahead of time.
            3.6     Wearing of required equipment to all practices, scrimmages and games.
            3.7     Acceptance of game outcomes and decisions.
            3.8     If the team coaches, team representative and/or Board of Directors determine 
                      that a Section 3 violation has occurred, they may impose one of the following 
                      punishments:
                            3.8.1     Suspension for one quarter for the first offense.
                            3.8.2     Suspension for one game for the second offense.
                            3.8.3     Suspension for two or more games for the third offense.
                            3.8.4     Appropriate action, as determined by the Board of Directors, shall
                                        be taken for subsequent offenses.
4. Social Media
        4.1 Players will conuct themselves on in an appropriate manner on all social media.
        4.2 Inapropriate conduct towards any indivual or group is not acceptable
        4.3 Posting inapropriate materials that include profanity, nudity, or other derogatory remarks will not be tollerated.

4.     Players will not be allowed to participate on days:
            -When serving school detentions
            -When serving in or out of school suspensions
            -During expulsions
            -When they have an unexcused absence from one or more classes
            -While truant

5.     Full game suspensions will be served at the next game or official scrimmage. Players 
        may not attend practices during game suspensions. Repeated or dangerous actions may
        be referred directly to the Board of Directors for accelerated disciplinary actions.

 

PARENT OR GUARDIAN


1.     I will be a positive example and conduct myself in a way that is constant with the 
        Wildcat Youth Football, Inc. Code of Conduct.
2.     I will encourage my player in a positive manner and emphasize the importance of 
        achieving common goals through teamwork.
3.     I will not confuse my player by countermanding the coaches instructions.
4.     I will follow team rules, including arrival times and attendance.
5.     I will refrain from criticizing officials decisions. If necessary, I will question decisions 
        through the appropriate channels, but not in the presence of the players.
6.     I will support the Wildcat Youth Football, Inc. program and become involved by 
        volunteering my time and talents to ensure its continued success.
7.     I will provide Wildcat Youth Football, Inc. with truthful and correct information upon 
        enrolling my player.
8.     I understand that if my child misses scheduled practices, it may affect his/her playing 
        time/position in a game.