In order to advance the principals of sportsmanship and fair play and to promote mutual respect among players, coaches, umpires and spectators, NATSA has established both a "Coaches Code of Conduct" and a "Parent and Player Code of Conduct". The Code of Conduct shall govern the actions of players, coaches and spectators. The Code intends to provide behavioral guidance and establish clear expectations for all involved. The Code is not expected to address every possible behavioral circumstance. However, it shall serve as the Organization’s standard for behavioral evaluation.

It shall be the obligation of ALL program coaches, participants, spectators and volunteers, to comply with the terms and provisions of the Code of Conduct. Any person violating the Code shall be subject to administrative action, up to and including termination of his/her privilege to participate in, or attend, any or all NATSA sponsored activities.

NATSA Coaches shall remain unconditionally supportive of the Organization’s commitment to the ideals of good sportsmanship, team play, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority. Likewise, coaches shall remain sensitive to the physical and emotional well being of the players on his/her team. In order to adhere to these doctrines, the coaches agree as follows:

Coaches will be positive role models.
Coaches will display and instill in their players the principals of good sportsmanship and team play.
Coaches will conduct themselves in a manner that best serves the interests of the players.
Coaches will do their best to provide the players a positive experience.
Coaches will ensure that winning and/or losing teams do so in a manner, which exhibits respect and good sportsmanship.
Coaches will treat all players, parents, spectators, opposing coaches and league officials with respect.
Coaches will provide instruction in a manner that is constructive and supportive.
Coaches will not ridicule or demean players, other coaches or umpires.
Coaches will not tolerate behavior that endangers the health or well-being of a child.
Coaches will comply with the decisions of league officials and observe all rules, policy and procedure as established or endorsed by NATSA.
Coaches will teach the game of softball to the best of their ability.
Coaches will be drug and alcohol free while at any NATSA athletic event.
Coaches will not use any tobacco products in the dugout, on the playing field, or near the players.
Coaches acknowledge the need to demonstrate fundamental proficiencies with respect to the game of softball and first aid. Consequently, all coaches agree to attend any skill sessions that may be required by the Board of Directors and moreover, any first aid courses that may be mandated by the Board.


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