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Parents Code of Conduct

Lincoln Little League Parents Code of Conduct

We, Lincoln Little League, have implemented the following Sport Parent Code of Conduct for the important message it holds about the proper role of parents in supporting their child in sports. Parents should read, understand and sign this form prior to their children participating in our league.

Any parent guilty of improper conduct at any game or practice will be asked to leave the sports facility and be suspended from the following game. Repeat violations may cause a multiple game suspension, or the season forfeiture of the privilege of attending all games.

Preamble

The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles:

  • Trustworthiness,
  • Respect,
  • Responsibility,
  • Fairness,
  • Caring, and
  • Good Citizenship.

The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.”

I therefore agree:

  1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.
  2. I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.
  3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
  4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.
  5. I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event.
  6. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language.
  7. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well being of the athletes.
  8. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
  9. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
  10. I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
  11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.
  12. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  13. I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child over winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
  14. I will promote the emotional and physical wellbeing of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.
  15. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.
  16. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.
  17. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.
Lincoln Little League Code of Conduct

Lincoln Little League Helmet Policy 2022

Helmet Policy 2022

Lincoln Little League makes every effort to make sure that our players are as safe as possible while participating in on and off field baseball activities. As of January 1, 2022,  Lincoln Little League has updated helmet policy and guidance on approved helmets, consistent with Little League International rules and policies.

Lincoln, RI Little League Helmet Policy
*** The new Lincoln Little League SAFETY POLICY on batting helmets allows the C Flap helmet or jaw breaker helmet to be worn in place of the full face cage helmet in the Major division only. All other minor divisions will continue to wear the full face cage helmet.

Effective January 1, 2022, Lincoln Little League will require all players to wear a helmet certified by the National Operating Committee in Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). Helmets also need to include an attachment that provides additional protection to the jaw (ex,. Cage, C-Flap.)  This additional attachment (ex. Cage, C-Flap) is a piece of plastic that extends to cover the batter’s cheek and jaw. Helmets with cage facemasks are also acceptable provided they are NOCSAE-certified.  Lincoln Little League will provide NOCSAE-certified helmets with the additional cage attachment to protect the jaw at all fields where League games are played. Any player who wishes to wear his or her own helmet must ensure that the helmet complies with NOCSAE standards and this Policy. Lincoln Little League will not be held responsible for injuries resulting from a player wearing a disqualified helmet in violation of this Policy.

FAQs re Lincoln Little League

Is there a difference between Majors and Minor Divisions?
Yes.  The minor divisions must wear a full cage.  Only the Major Division will have the flexibility to wear either a full cage or a C-Flap to protect the cheek and jaw. 
What type of batting helmet does Little League International require?
Little League International requires that all players wear a batting helmet that is certified by NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment).

What is NOCSAE?
National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment. NOCSAE is an independent and nonprofit standards development body with the sole mission to enhance athletic safety through scientific research and the creation of performance standards for athletic development.

How is Lincoln Little League Helmet Policy different than Little League International’s Requirement?
In addition to the NOCSAE certification requirement, Lincoln Little League also requires all players to wear a helmet that includes an attachment to provide additional protection to the jaw (ex,. C-Flap). This additional attachment (ex. C-Flap) is a piece of plastic that extends to cover the batter’s cheek and jaw. Helmets with cage facemasks are also acceptable provided they are NOCSAE-certified.  Lincoln Little League strongly encourages all players to wear a helmet with a full mask and believe this additional precaution promotes safety by further protecting a batter’s cheek and jaw, reducing the likelihood of a batter getting hit in the face with a pitched or batted ball.  While Little League International requires all helmets to be NOCSAE-certified, LLI does not require additional attachment....

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