Coach or Manger Code of Conduct
As a coach and/or manager for IYA, I agree to:

Respect all players: I will ensure that all criticism I offer to the players will be constructive and balanced with compliments. I recognize that all players are contributors to my team and will treat them all fairly and equitably within my age specific rules.

Respect all parents: I recognize that enrolling their child(ren) in IYA is a big commitment for parents. I will keep my team parents informed as well as possible to ensure that the whole team is pulling in the same direction.

Respect IYA Board Personnel and Officials: I understand that as a coach, the children on the team I am coaching look to me for leadership and as an example of how to act towards the persons issuing rulings during a game situation. As such, I agree, to always respect and treat civilly the IYA Board personnel and officials who are working at any IYA sports venue.

Follow proper channels to resolve any disputes. I understand that I am not alone in my position as manager or coach. I have a strong organization to assist me in the resolution of problems, issues or disputes. If they arise, I will discuss problems with my manager or coaches, the player(s), the parents, the Commissioner, individual IYA Board members or the entire IYA Board as necessary. With the manager or coaches I will schedule a team meeting before our first practice to formulate the expectations for our team.

Display good sportsmanship at all times: I understand that the players are learning to be good sportsmen and team players and are quick to copy all behavior they see on the field, particularly that of me in my position as manager or coach. I will show respect to my team’s manager, coaches, players and parents and the opposing managers, coaches, players and parents at all times. The umpires and fans will also have my respect and I will respectfully take care of the playing fields, facilities and equipment that we use.

Be a positive contributor to IYA: I will be a positive and caring influence and an encouraging force in teaching the lessons of team play through sports to all the players I encounter.

IYA has a Zero Tolerance Policy that over rides code of conduct rules if applicable.