To provide all youth the opportunity to play sports and build their skills in a safe, fun, and fair atmosphere. Athletics are an important part of the total parish life at Ascension because they serve as a means whereby children are taught Catholic attitudes and values, fundamental techniques, sportsmanship, fair play, team play, and general basic sports skills.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Players – are expected to play in a manner that is safe and respectful to their fellow players, coaches, referees, and parents. Derogatory or demeaning comments made about players, teams, coaches, parents or referees will not be tolerated. Dangerous or overly aggressive play is unacceptable on any level. Players who disregard these expectations can and will be subject to disciplinary actions including removal from play for the duration of the game, and possible future game suspensions to be determined by the Ascension Athletic Board.
Parents – are expected to keep in mind that we are a parish sports program with the following goal in mind – provide a safe, fun and fair atmosphere for kids to play sports. Derogatory or harassing comments regarding players, coaches, referees or fellow parents are unacceptable. Parents are asked to keep their comments regarding the actions or play of the game positive and uplifting for all players regardless of school/program affiliation. Coaching is to be left to the coaches and rule governing to the referees. Coaches are asked to remind their parents of these expectations as often as needed and will be subject to disciplinary action if problems persist.
Coaches – are expected to keep in mind that we are a parish sports program. Knowingly and deliberately running up the score or acting in a manner that puts down fellow coaches, players, referees or parents is considered in poor taste and has no room in our program. Fun, safety, skill development, and fairness is what we are about. Coaches will be held accountable for the actions of their players, parents and spectators. Coaches who knowingly and continuously disregard these expectations can and will be subject to disciplinary actions up to and including removal from coaching for the duration of the game, and future game suspensions to be determined by the Ascension Athletic Board.
Referees – Are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times when in uniform and on the fields. The job of a referee is to maintain a safe, fun and fair environment for the kids. Bullying or aggressive behavior of a referee towards anyone will not be tolerated. We expect referees to use their whistle to educate not intimidate. Referees will be reported if not adhering to these principles.