EYFL Code of Conduct

Erie Youth Football League

Code of Conduct


Erie Youth Football League (EYFL) and the Coal Creek Midget Football League (CCMFL) abide by a strict Code of Conduct governing all coaches, players, and parents. The purpose of the Code is to insure that everyone associated with the EYFL treats each other with dignity and respect.

The Code of Conduct is a condition of participation for all players, parents, and coaches. All participants of EYFL agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and to be subjected to the consequences of violating the Code. By participating in the EYFL program, players, parents and coaches are all bound by this Code of Conduct.

All enforcement decisions made by the Executive Board of Directors of EYFL are final and are not subject to review. No refunds will be granted to those players dismissed from the EYFL for violating the Code of Conduct.
  

 

 

Parents-

  1. Teach and practice good sportsmanship at all games and practices. You are role models!
  2. Know the rules of the game of Youth Football. Please note that the rules are not all the same from the NFL to NCAA to High School to Youth Football.
  3. Respect the game of football. Respect the officials. Respect the coaches, who are volunteers.
  4. Do not coach your child from the sideline. Let players play and coaches coach, and support both positively.
  5. Do not EVER criticize other players.
  6. Follow the "24 Hour Rule"; if you have a complaint resulting from a game (or practice) situation, speak with the coach on the following day. The same goes for issues that you would like to bring to the EYFL Board's attention.
  7. If there is a serious problem, notify either the President or other board member of EYFL.
  8. Emphasize the FUN of the game and the team, putting forth effort at all times, not wins and losses.

 

Players-

  1. Respect your teammates, coaches, referees and opponents at all times.
  2. Give 100% effort at each practice and game.
  3. Know the rules of the game of Youth Football and abide by them.
  4. Support and encourage your teammates. Set a positive example.
  5. Wear the required equipment at all games and practices, and keep your equipment well maintained.
  6. Display good sportsmanship at all times on and off the field.
  7. Don't be afraid to make mistakes; that's part of learning.
  8. Learn from your coaches; practice hard; play smart; Have Fun!
  9. Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.

 

Coaches-

  1. A coach is a role model, who must act with the highest moral character possible.
  2. Coaches must reinforce the self-image of each player. A coach must be positive and constructive.
  3. Respect the game of Youth Football. Respect the officials.
  4. Teach the rules of Youth Football. Abide by those rules in practices and games.
  5. Establish objectives for the team and players and inform them of team and individual goals.
  6. Teach and practice good sportsmanship at all games and practices.
  7. Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.

 

All-

  1. Any conduct, including abusive language and/ or gestures, racially insensitive remarks, damage to property or belongings, or any other conduct that reflects poorly on yourself or EYFL is deemed to be unacceptable and will not be tolerated. This rule applies to all players, parents, siblings and guests at all times when in or around games or practices as a participant of EYFL.
  2. During games when you are away, you represent Erie and EYFL. Any conduct such as destruction of property or any other activity will not be tolerated. This rule applies for the entire time one is away for a game or tournament.

 

The Executive Board of Directors of EYFL will deal with unacceptable conduct at its sole discretion, imposing warnings, suspension or expulsion, as it deems appropriate. ANY SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION BASED ON VIOLATIONS OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT WILL BE FINAL.