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OGLETHORPE COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Code of Conduct

OCRD activities are made available to youth and adults to enjoy fun and wholesome recreational programming that teaches character and sportsmanship. OCRD supports the belief that all recreational programing and experiences should be positive and safe with sportsmanship and enjoyment the primary goal. To achieve this goal, OCRD strives to provide a safe environment for participants of these programs and to protect them from harm to the best of our abilities. All participants and spectators must be held accountable for their behavior and zero tolerance given for intentional violation of this Code of Conduct.

Expectations:

  •  Exhibit appropriate behavior and follow directions while participating, spectating or attending park and recreation activities
  •  Respect the game, play fairly, and follow its rules and regulations.
  •  Use appropriate language, tones and volume when communicating. When in doubt, remain silent.
  •  Demonstrate good sportsmanship before, during, and after games.
  •  Be courteous to opposing teams and treat all players, coaches, officials and league employees with respect.
  •  Be modest when successful and gracious in defeat.
  •  Respect the privilege of the use of public facilities.
  •  Refrain from the use of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and abusive language.
  •  Teams are responsible for the conduct of their players and spectators.
  •  Recognize/acknowledge OCRD programming as a privilege that can be rescinded for the greater good
  •  Show respect for all individuals and property
  •  Demonstrate self control and conduct yourself appropriately
  •  Do not cause bodily harm to self or others or unwanted body contact
  •  Do not behave in a way that may constitute a danger to yourself or others, or lead to a hostile environment

Any violation of this code will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension from all OCRD activities and facilities.

Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct

 

Recognizing that parents/guardians are the most important role models for their children, and that youth sports help to develop a sense of teamwork, self worth and sportsmanship, I agree to abide by the following:

 

  • I will foster good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and officials at every game, practice, or other sports event.

  • I will place the emotional and physical well being of my child before a personal desire to win.

  • I will support coaches and officials working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.

  • I will advocate a sports environment for my child that is free of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, abusive language and will refrain from their use during youth sports events.

  • I will remember that the game is for the youth - - not for adults.

  • I will endeavor to make youth sports enjoyable for my child.

  • I will encourage my child to play by the rules and respect the rights of other players, coaches, fans and officials.

I/we understand that OCRD can, and will, if necessary, clear the facility of all spectators and possibly suspend or forfeit games due to any inappropriate or offensive behavior that could affect the well being of our youth participants.

Coach Code of Conduct

 

Recognizing that coaches are role models for not only their team members but all participants involved in the league, and that youth sports help to develop a sense of teamwork, self worth and sportsmanship, I agree to abide by the following:

 

  •  I will place the emotional and physical well being of my players ahead of a personal desire to win.

  •  I will treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of differences in emotional and physical development for the same age group.

  • I will do my best to provide a safe playing situation for my players.

  • I will do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all of my players.

  • I will lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all my players.

  • I will provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and abusive language and I will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.

  • I will be knowledgeable of the league rules and regulations, and teach these rules to all players on my team.

  • I will remember that I am a youth sports coach, and that the game is for the children and not the adults.

  • I will encourage my team members to play by the rules and respect the rights of other players, coaches, fans and officials.

  • I understand that as a coach, I am responsible for not only my own behavior but also the behavior of my team members, their parents, and fans at all league events.

     

I understand that OCRD Staff can, and will if necessary, suspend my coaching privilege should I behave in a manner that is rude or otherwise offensive.

Contact

Oglethorpe County Recreation Department

34 Lakeshore Drive 
Crawford, Georgia 30630

Phone: 706-743-3533

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