Players Code of Behaviour

Players registered with Eastern Hills Teeball and Baseball Association are required to abide by the Players Code of Conduct.

  • Learn the rules of baseball / teeball and always play by them
  • Never argue with an umpire, opposition umpire or official.  If you have a problem, discuss it with your coach and allow the coach to take the necessary action.
  • Your coach or umpire will not tolerate verbal abuse of, or deliberate physical interference with opponents.
  • Strive to play the game to the best of your abilitiy at all times, both at practice and during games.
  • Respect the time and efforts put in by your coaches and officials.  They deserve your support and full commitment.
  • Baseball and teeball is a team game.  Encourage your team mates even when they make mistakes.  Remember every player makes errors and has off days.  Never ridicule opponents or team mates.
  • Accept that at times you may be required to take your time on the bench.  When on the bench encourage your team and be prepared to play at all times.
  • Respect your opponents and appreciate their good play.  Without opposition you would not be able to play the game.
  • Play to enjoy the game and improve your ball skills.
  • Respect the equipment provided for your use.  Baseball and teeball equipment is very expensive and should be used responsibly.  Abuse of equipment such as throwing of helmets or bats will not be tolerated.
  • Always think safety to avoid injury to yourself and others.
  • Foul language of any sort will NOT be tolerated.


Coaches Code of Behaviour

Coaches who coach a team registered with Eastern Hills Teeball and Baseball Associated are required to abide by the Coaches Code of Behaviour.

  • Be reasonable in your demands on young players' time and energy.
  • Always think safety first.
  • Know the rules of baseball or teeball and be sure your players always play by those rules.
  • Develop team respect for opponents and officials.  Do not abuse or ridicule players or officials and do not allow your players to do so.
  • Ensure any discussions with umpires are kept below the level of argument.  Remember your players look to you for example.  How you accept a decision will be reflected on your players.
  • Ensure whenever possible all players have equal time on the diamond.  Avoid overplaying the talented players, the average players need and deserve equal time.
  • Disciplin should be fair and consistent.  Ensure all players know what is expected of them at practice and during games.
  • Do not tolerate any players abusing equipment or misbehaving to the detriment of other players at any time.
  • Keep yourself informed on sound coaching principles and seek more skilled advice when necessary.
  • Remember your players are playing for their enjoyment.  Endeavour to mae the learning process both pleasurable and informative.
  • Remember that players need a coach they can respect.  Be generous with your praise when deserved and set a good example.
  • Foul language of any sort will NOT be tolerated.



Parents Code of Behaviour

As a parent of a child registered with the Eastern Hills Teeball and Baseball Association, you are required to abide by the Parent's Code of Behaviour.

  • Children play baseball or teeball for FUN.  Accept any mistakes as part of their learning process.  Remember the game is for their enjoyment not yours.
  • Don't leave you child at teeball or baseball, stay and support the team, volunteer to help and discuss your child's progress with the coach.
  • Applaud good play from both teams and encourage your child that honest effort is as important as victory.
  • Never ridicule, abuse or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  • Offensive behaviour from parents or spectators is not acceptable under the Rules of Baseball or Teeball and stern action witll be taken against offenders.
  • Recognise the value and imporance of the volunteer coaches and officials.  They give of their time and knowledge to provide organised baseball for your child and deserve your respect and support.
  • Baseball and teeball is a team game.  Accept and understand that at times your child may be asked to take a turn on the bench.
  • Not all children can be champions.  Do not force an unwilling child to participate in baseball or teeball or expect more from your child than their best efforts.
  • If you disagree with an official or coach, raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than question the person in public.
  • Foul language of any sort will NOT be tolerated.
  • Be aware that if these rules are not abided by, the offending parent/s will be asked to leave the ground.