Managers CODE OF ETHICS
The SPAA board has adopted the following guidelines for our managers:
v Place the emotional and physical well being of your players ahead of your own desire to win.
v Lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all your players.
v Treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.
v Do your best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all of your players.
v Become familiar with the playing rules of your age group.
v Try to use the philosophy of “Do unto others as you would like others to do unto you” when dealing with umpires and opposing managers, coaches and fans. Report problems to the league office.
v Keep in mind that children are great repeaters of what they have heard.
v Help your fans and other coaches remember that the game is for the children and not the adults.
v Try to emphasize to your players, coaches, parents and fans that this game should be fun for the kids. If it is not fun, then we have lost site of what it is all about.