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SOMERSET HILLS LITTLE LEAGUE CODE OF CONDUCT
Preamble:
Youth sports programs play an important role in promoting the physical, social and emotional development of children. It is therefore essential for parents, coaches, volunteers, officials and players to embrace the values of good sportsmanship. Moreover, adults involved in youth sports events should be models of good sportsmanship and should lead by example by demonstrating fairness, respect and self control.

All parents, coaches, volunteers, officials and players (“Participants”) will be responsible for their words and actions while attending, coaching, officiating or participating in a Somerset Hills Little League (“League”) event and shall conform their behavior to the following code of conduct:

 
  1. All Participants will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, volunteer, official or any other attendee.
  2. A Participant will not engage in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety or wellbeing of any coach, parent, player, volunteer, official or any other attendee.
  3. A Participant will not engage in the use of profanity.
  4. All Participants will treat any coach, parent, player, volunteer, official or any other attendee with respect regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or ability.
  5. All Participants will not engage in verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any coach, parent, player, volunteer, official or any other attendee.
  6. A Participant will not initiate a fight or scuffle with any coach, parent, player, volunteer, official or any other attendee.
A Participant that fails to conform his or her conduct to the foregoing while attending, coaching, officiating, volunteering or participating in a League event will be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to the following in any order or combination:
  1. Verbal warning issued by League Board.
  2. Written warning issued by League Board.
  3. Suspension or immediate ejection from a League event issued by League Board.
  4. Suspension from multiple youth sports events issued by League Board.
  5. Season suspension or multiple season suspension issued by League Board.
This Code of Conduct has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Somerset Hills Little League and is subject to amendment at any time by the Board of the League. The current Code of Conduct will be posted on the League website at all times and will be maintained at the Kiwanis Field Complex. If a Participant has any questions regarding the Code of Conduct, please direct same in care of any member of Board of Directors. 

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New Jersey's Code of Conduct Law
STATE OF NEW JERSEY 210th LEGISLATURE CHAPTER 74
AN ACT concerning the establishment of athletic codes of conduct for players, coaches, officials and parents and supplementing Title 5 of the Revised Statutes.
BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey: C.5:17-1 Athletic code of conduct, permitted; "youth sports event" defined.
1. a. A school board or youth sports team organization may establish an athletic code of conduct. An athletic code of conduct established pursuant to the provisions of this act shall contain guidelines for conduct of behavior to be observed at youth sports events and shall permit the school board or youth sports team organization to ban the presence of any person at youth sports events who (1) engages in verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any student, coach, official or parent, or (2) initiates a fight or scuffle with any student, coach, official, parent, or other person if the conduct occurs at or in connection with a school or community sponsored youth sports event. b. As used in this act, "youth sports event" means a competition, practice or instructional event involving one or more interscholastic sports teams or sports teams organized pursuant to a nonprofit or similar charter or which are member teams in a league organized by or affiliated with a county or municipal recreation department.

C.5:17-2 Athletic code of conduct established by school board, agreement required for participation.
2. A school board which has established an athletic code of conduct pursuant to the provisions of this act may require that all students, coaches, officials, or parents of students as a condition of participation in any athletic program by the student, agree in writing to a code of conduct established pursuant to section 1 of P.L.2002, c.74 (C.5:17-1) which would require the student, parent, coach or official to refrain from verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any student, coach, official or other parent, or, from initiating any fight or scuffle with any person. The board shall have the power to ban the presence of any student, coach, parent or official at any subsequent school sports event who shall violate the athletic code of conduct.
C.5:17-3 Athletic code of conduct established by certain sports teams, agreement required for participation. 3. Any sports teams organized pursuant to a nonprofit or similar charter or which are member teams in a league organized by or affiliated with a county or municipal recreation department may require that all youth athletes, coaches, officials, or parents of youth athletes as a condition of participation in any athletic program by the youth athlete agree in writing to a code of conduct established pursuant to section 1 of P.L.2002, c.74 (C.5:17-1) which would require the youth athlete, parent, coach or official to refrain from verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any student, coach, official or other parent, or, from initiating any fight or scuffle with any person. The sports team shall have the power to ban the presence of any youth athlete, coach, parent or official at any subsequent youth sports event who shall violate the code of conduct.
Any person who violates this law is subject to up to 1 year in jail and/or up to $10,000 in fines.