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GYFL Players' Code of Conduct

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Grassroots Youth Football League

Players’ Code of Conduct


This Code of Conduct will serve as your contract with the Grassroots Youth Football League to promote and incorporate the ideals of good sportsmanlike conduct and ethical behavior in all programing and events sponsored by the GYFL.  Whether you are an athlete, coach, parent or spectator, the expectation is that you exhibit an honor for self and others through your words as well as your actions.  Your efforts will increase not only awareness of the traits desirable in athletes but those expected of good citizens in all communities.


Athletes are expected to abide by the following Code of Conduct provisions. If any of these provisions are violated, the league shall have the authority and obligations to impose a penalty, including up to dismissal from competitive play for any Grassroots organization or event.



Players will:


Respect all aspects of the sport which include a demonstration of appropriate behavior towards teammates, opponents, coaches, officials, athletic staff, site staff/administration and all community participants without regard to race, gender or ability.


Obtain a thorough knowledge of the rules as well as obey the spirit and the letter of the rules of the sport as outlined in the National Federation of State High School Associations Rule Book .


Exhibit the high ideals of good sportsmanship and ethical behavior by being gracious in victory, accepting defeat with dignity, helping fallen opponents, complimenting extraordinary performance and demonstrating a genuine respect for all pre/post game rituals.


Promote the well-being of self and others by engaging in healthy habits, discouraging the use of drugs, alcohol and other techniques illegal or dangerous to overall wellness and development of conditioning levels.


Cooperate with the coaching staff, Grassroots administration, officials, teammates and opponents ensuring the competition is fair and follows applicable rules of the sport.


Exercise self-control and exhibit the ability to overcome the temptation to retaliate, use force or violence in response to an opponent’s inappropriate behavior. Fighting, excessive displays of anger or frustration will be addressed accordingly. Use of profanity, behavior and/or gestures that are deemed inappropriate and excessive will not be tolerated.


Team Name:  ___________________  Head Coach Name: ________________


GYFL Level: Frosh/JV/Varsity (circle)    Grade Level: ­­­­­________       


Athlete  Name (print): _________________________     


Athlete Signature: ____________________________

Parent  Name (print): __________________________    


Parent Signature: ____________________________


Date: _______________


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