Howland Athletic Club

HAC Code of Conduct

The Howland Athletic Club (HAC) sports programs play an important role in promoting the physical, social, and emotional development of children. It is therefore essential for parents, coaches, officials and players to embrace the values of good sportsmanship. Moreover, adults involved in or attending an HAC sports event should be models of good sportsmanship and should lead by example by demonstrating fairness, respect and self-control.   
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Therefore all coaches, parents, players, participants, officials and any other attendees shall be responsible for their respective words and actions while attending, coaching, officiating or participating in any HAC sports event and shall abide by the Howland Athletic Club Code of Conduct (HAC Code of Conduct).  HAC sports events include: 

1.  Baseball, Softball, and Soccer games and practices; 

  1. 2.  Pre-season, regular season, or post season events, including tournaments and All-Stars; 

  2. 3.  Recreational and Travel leagues;  

  3. 4.  Events on the Hill, in the Howland Township Park or at any other location where the HAC games or practices are occurring. 

  4. If any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee fails to comply with the HAC Code of Conduct while attending, coaching, officiating or participating in an HAC sports event, they will be subjected to disciplinary action, including but not limited to, the following; in any order and/or combination: 

  5. 1.  Verbal warning; 

    2.  Written warning; 

    3.  Suspension or immediate ejection; 

    4.  Suspension from multiple games;  

    5.  Forfeiture of the privilege of attending games; 

    6.  Season suspension or multiple season suspension.  

  6. Suspensions and forfeiture of privileges may carry over to the following season, regardless of sport, that the parent, coach, player, official, or attendee seeks to participate or attend. 


    HAC CODE OF CONDUCT 

    1.  No person shall engage in, or encourage any child, or any other person, to engage in, unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee. 

2.  No person shall engage in or encourage any child, or any other person, to engage in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety or well-being of any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee. 

3.  No person shall use or permit any child, or encourage any other person, to use drugs or alcohol while at a youth sports event and will not attend, coach, officiate or participate in a youth sports event while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

4.  No person shall use or encourage any child, or any other person, to use profanity. 

5.  All persons shall treat all coaches, parents, players, participants, officials and any other attendees with respect regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or ability. 

6.  No person shall make or encourage any child, or any other person, to make verbal or physical threats or otherwise abuse any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee. 

 7. No person shall fight or scuffle, or encourage any child, or any other person, to fight or scuffle with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.