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Participant Code of Conduct

Participant Code of Conduct

Hanover Youth Athletic Association (“HYAA”) is a private association operated by a volunteer Board of Directors and dozens of volunteer coaches and parents. Our mission is to promote and support recreational and competitive athletic teams, enhance and improve players’ skills, and foster a positive environment of sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, reverence, and teamwork.

HYAA requires that the following Code of Conduct apply to all Participants. “Participants” shall include players, parent(s)/guardian(s), and any family members in attendance at games or practices. Participants in HYAA shall in all instances related thereunto be guided by the core values of Integrity, Respect, Good Sportsmanship, Safety, Fun, Fundamentals and Fair Play. All participants are required to exhibit behavior that adheres to these core values at all times and in any activity or situation relating to HYAA.

The HYAA Board of Directors has adopted a “Zero Tolerance Policy” regarding any violations of its Code of Conduct. Teammates, opposing players, coaches, fans, and referees shall be treated with respect at all times. By signing this document, all players and their parent(s)/ guardian(s) agree to abide by this Code of Conduct and its policy of respect and good sportsmanship. Violations of the Code of Conduct shall include but not be limited to:

Profanity or inappropriate language;
Taunting, hazing or any other degrading activity;
Arguing or showing disrespect to referees, umpires, league officials, volunteers or coaches;
Kicking or slamming of equipment;
Disregard for league policies relating to playing time; and
Physical violence or any form of threatening or violent behavior.

Any violation of the Code of Conduct shall be subject to review by the HYAA Board and may result in disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion of the Participant.