Be a good sport! (Remember, it’s just a game.)

Sportsmanship

Coaches, parents, players, and all spectators should adhere to a high level of sportsmanship.  WMLL will not tolerate negative verbal interactions or physical altercations involving coaches, players or spectators; the harassment of umpires; or hazing or organized chanting or “cheering” directed at opposing teams or players.  Instances of unsportsmanlike behavior reported to the Board of Directors will be investigated by the President and may result in discipline, including suspensions.

Treatment of Umpires

Coaches, players, and spectators must accept and respect umpire decisions. They should refrain from questioning “judgment” calls and must avoid actions which tend to undermine umpire authority.

  • Warning: The umpires will not tolerate any abusive language, equipment throwing or other violent or unsportsmanlike behavior by coaches, players or fans. Any person guilty of participating in these actions will be warned once by the umpires.
  • Ejection: A second violation will result in ejection from the game and removal from the WMLL field areas. In severe instances, the offending party will be immediately ejected.  Note: The umpire will report such ejections to the umpire coordinator who will notify the Baseball or Softball Operations Committee Chairperson.
  • Suspension: Unsportsmanlike behavior which results in a game ejection carries with it another one game suspension. For a second game ejection there will be an automatic three game suspension and for a third game suspension, the individual will receive a season ending suspension.

WMLL Parent & Volunteer Pledge

I will teach all children to play fair and to do their best. I will positively support all managers, coaches and players. I will respect the decisions of the umpires. I will praise a good effort, win or lose.