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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.
7. Speed Limit 5 mph in roadways and parking lots while attending any Little League 
function. Watch for small children around parked cars.
8. No swinging bats or throwing baseballs at any time within the walkways and 
common areas of a Little League complex. No throwing rocks. No horseplay in 
walkways at any time. No climbing fences.
9. During game, players must remain in the dugout area in an orderly fashion at all 
times. After each game, each team must clean up trash in dugout and around 
stands.
 
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.
 
Any violations of the Code of Conduct policy will be reviewed by the Conduct Subcommittee 
lead by Chad McQueen (chadrmcq@gmail.com). All SHLL board decisions are binding and final.
 
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.
 
Failure to comply with the above may result in expulsion from the field or complex. If 
you have any issues or concerns regarding safety or violations of the Code of Conduct Policy, please 
contact Chad McQueen at chadrmcq@gmail.com.