City of Show Low Recreation Services
Adult league sports Code of Conduct

The following “code of conduct” has been adopted by the city sports program. These rules of conduct will be strictly enforced during the playing season and/or tournament. It is the manager’s responsibility to ensure all players know and adhere to these rules.

1.             No player shall:  at any time lay a hand upon, or strike or threaten an official. Officials are required to immediately suspend player from further play and report such player to the league coordinator within 72 hours. Such player shall remain suspended until the case has been considered by the league advisory board. 

Minimum penalty:  suspension from two league games and placed on probation for the remainder of the season.
Maximum penalty
:  placed on suspension for life and/or assault charges filed.
 

2.             No player shall:  be guilty of objectionable demonstration of dissent at an official’s decision. Only one representative of the team (manager or coach) shall be allowed to have any verbal contact with the official. 
Minimum penalty
:  warning by official.
Maximum penalty:  removal from game.
 

3.             No player shall:  refuse to abide by the officials’ decisions. Officials are required to immediately suspend player from further play and report such player to the league coordinator or league official within 72 hours. Such player shall remain suspended until the case has been considered. 
 

4.      No player shall:  be guilty of using unnecessarily rough tactics (during the game) against the body or person of an opposing player. Officials are required to immediately suspend player from further play and report such player to the league coordinator within 72 hours.
Minimum penalty
:  placed on probation for the remainder of the season.
Maximum penalty
:  suspension from two league games and placed on probation for the remainder of the season.
 

5.      No player shall:  be guilty of physical attack as an aggressor upon any player, official, or spectator. Officials are required to immediately suspend player from further play and report such player to the league coordinator or league official within 72 hours. Player shall remain suspended until the case has been considered.

Minimum penalty:  suspension for one calendar year and placed on probation for the following year.

Maximum penalty:  suspension for life and/or assault charges filed.
 

6.      No player shall:  be guilty of abusive attack (verbal) upon any player, official, or spectator. Officials are required to immediately suspend player from further play and report such player to the league coordinator or league official within 72 hours. Player shall remain suspended until the case has been considered. 

Minimum penalty:  suspension from two league games and placed on probation for remainder of season.

Maximum penalty:  suspension for one calendar year and placed on probation for the following year.

 

7.             No team shall:  allow its players and/or spectators to use alcoholic beverages or drugs before, during or after any game.

Minimum penalty:  forfeiture of the game to the opposing team and/or team probation for the remainder of the season.

Maximum penalty:  removal from the league for the remainder of the season.

 

8.      No player shall:  smoke, drink or use profanity in any gymnasium used for the program or play under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Any player who, in the opinion of the game umpire or official, appears intoxicated, shall be ejected from the game.

Minimum penalty:  placed on probation for the remainder of the season.

Maximum penalty:  suspension for the remainder of the season.

9.      Any player being placed on probation and reported violating the code of conduct will be given a minimum penalty of suspension from one league game or a maximum penalty of suspension for life.

10.       Any player and/or spectator ejected from a game must leave the team bench, dugout or bleachers (out of sight, out of sound) immediately. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the game. The player will be suspended for their next league game, if forfeiture occurs.

 

11.    Players suspended from league play cannot participate as a player, coach, or spectator.

 

12.    All city league participants are governed by all the stated rules. These rules cover conduct before, during and after scheduled activities.

 

13.       Participants may be held liable for damages caused by negligence.

 

14.       Teams are responsible for the conduct and actions of their spectators. Failure to attempt to control disruptive spectators may result in forfeiture of the game to the opposing team.

 

15.       Teams or individuals found misusing school or park facilities will be suspended from participation in any City of Show Low Recreation Services sports program for at least one year. In addition, teams or individuals will be held liable for any facilities damages due to misuse.

 

·              The league coordinator and/or advisory board has the prerogative of modifying any code and/or penalty when deemed appropriate.

 

 
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