Upland American Little League

Upland American Little League Code of Conduct

The Upland American Little League Constitution Article II states, 'the objective of the League shall be to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideas of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and the respect for authority, so they may be well adjusted, stronger, and happier children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy, and trustworthy citizens.'

In order to enable our Little League players to achieve these goals, managers, coaches, and parents are expected to lead by example and share a great deal of the responsibility by demonstrating their behavior, sportsmanship, and fair play in a positive manner.

Therefore, the Board of Directors of Upland American Little League has mandated the following Code of Conduct. All board memebers, managers, coaches, and parents should read, understand, and follow this Code.

Code of Conduct:

No Board Member, Manager, Coach, Player, or Spectator shall:

  • Challenge an umpire's authority. The umpires shall have the authority and discretion during a game to penalize the offender with consequences up to and including removal from the game.
  • At any time, touch, or threaten to touch, an official in any manner. Verbally or physically insulting or abusing any official, board member, manager, coach, player or spectator. This includes speaking disrespectfully to and of any of the aforementioned.
  • Speak negatively about any volunteer in the league or about the league itself in an attempt to turn the opinions of others against the league.
  • Exhibit an objectionable demonstration of dissent at an official's decision (on or off the field) with any threatening or unsportsmanlike behavior including, but not limited to, throwing gloves, helmets, hats, bats, or balls.
  • Use unnecessarily rough tactics in the play of a game against an opposing player.
  • Use profane, obscene, or vulgar language in any manner at any time.
  • Smoke/Vape while in the stands, on the playing field, or in any dugout, at any time. Smoking/Vaping will only be permitted in designated areas at least 100 feet from any spectator stands, dugouts, or active players.
  • Appear intoxicated on the field of play, stands, or anywhere on the Little League complex at any time. Intoxicated is defined as having an odor or behavior associated with excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Discuss publicly during a game, any play, decision, or a personal opinion of a player in a derogatory or abusive manner.
  • Tamper or manipulate any league rosters, schedules, official score books, rankings, financial records or procedures, draft positions, or draft selections.

The first infractions of the Upland American Little League Code of Conduct by an individual will be referred to the League Representative.  All subsequent infractions of the Code by that individual will be referred to the Grievance Committe of the UALL Board of Directors.  The Committee will discuss the offense and determine the disciplinary action to be imposed on the offender, up to and including expulsion from the league.  The Board of Directors will act on the recommendation of the Grievance Committee.