Code of Conduct & Sportsmanship Policy


CODE OF CONDUCT

The mission of Premier Co-ed Sports is to promote competition and athleticism through sportsmanship and fair play. Our leagues/events should be played with good sportsmanship. Although competition may become intense, we expect our participants to maintain good sportsmanship up to and after the final whistle. As a participant in any PCS league, tournament or event, you must pledge to:

  • Respect the game, play fairly, and follow all rules and policies.
  • Accept the decisions of PCS officials with good grace.
  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship before, during, and after games, win or lose.
  • Be responsible for the sportsmanship of my teammates and assist in maintaining a respectful environment for all participants.
  • Be courteous to opposing teams, officials, monitors, or facilitators and treat all players and PCS officials with respect.
  • Help to maintain and keep all equipment and conditions at the facility/park in good condition.
  • Obey all facility rules, while respecting all equipment, common areas, playing areas, parking areas, and surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Refrain from the use of abusive language or profanity.
  • Not engage in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety, or wellbeing of any player, official, staff member, or spectator.
  • Not engage in verbal, written, or physical threats or abuse aimed at any participant, official, staff member, or spectator.
  • Not initiate a fight, scuffle, or exchange with any individual (including but not limited to: pushing, shoving, punching, kicking, etc.).
  • Not use alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs at any location unless permitted by the facility/venue.
  • Wear/use all required and issued equipment and/or uniforms.

SPORTSMANSHIP

Sports are filled with judgment calls and, as a result, disputes between players, opponents, and staff may occur from time to time. However, it is important that participants respect and handle all disputes that may occur in a civilized manner.  No one may argue/protest a judgment call.  Protests for player eligibility or rule misapplications/misinterpretations are time-sensitive and must be made before the next live ball situation.  All decisions made by on-site PCS officials must be respected and obeyed.  Any feedback regarding rules, players, officials, or staff members should be brought to the attention of a PCS Director during normal business hours (M-F from 9a-5p) in written form.  Any behavior deemed unacceptable by PCS may result in an ejection, suspension, and/or expulsion as outlined below.   Repeated Code of Conduct violations by the same team could result in a team expulsion from the league without refunds.  All Code of Conduct violations during a dead ball situation will result in a suspension as outlined below.  All violations/fouls/penalties during a live ball situation which result in an ejection are subject to review and a possible suspension. Players may appeal a suspension in writing within 48 hours of a suspension notification.  Players cannot participate during the appeal process.
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EJECTION PROCEDURE

Upon ejection, the game and clock stops, and a player must:
- immediately leave the field/court and subsequently the premises.
- take no longer than TWO minutes to get out of sight and sound of the field/court
- NOT wait in the parking lot or anywhere on site

If the player does not leave or demonstrate a cooperative effort to do so in the time allotted, his/her team will be issued a forfeit.


An ejection for a minor violation of the Code of Conduct may result in a 1-game suspension.  The second ejection for two minor violations in the same season may result in a 2-game suspension. Minor violations include, but are not limited to:

  • Vulgar, abusive, sexist, racist, and/or discriminatory comments or gestures towards an opponent, teammate, or spectator
  • Throwing equipment in anger at the ground, bleachers, or fence
  • Excessive arguing over judgment calls
  • Leaving the dugout, bench, or substitution area to enter the field and argue a referee's call
  • Leaving the dugout, bench, or substitution area to enter the field during an altercation
  • Ripping the shirt/pants of an opponent not in possession of the ball

Any player who commits the offense of Abusive Behavior Level 1 may receive up to a 2-game suspension. The second ejection for Abusive Behavior Level 1 in the same season may result in a 4-game suspension.  Abusive Behavior Level 1 includes, but is not limited to:

  • Vulgar, abusive, sexist, racist, discriminatory comments or gestures towards a referee or staff member
  • Verbal threat of violence towards an opponent, spectator, referee, or staff member
  • Attempting to punch, kick, or strike an opponent, spectator, referee, or staff member
  • Attempting to strike an opponent, spectator, referee, or staff member with a ball, glove, or hat during a dead ball situation
  • Attempting to spit on an opponent, spectator, referee, or staff member
  • Brandishing/Displaying any type of weapon (including equipment) in a menacing/threatening manner
  • Charging/Confronting another individual in a combative/threatening manner

Any player who commits the offense of Abusive Behavior Level 2 may receive up to a 4-game suspension, and may be subject to criminal prosecution. Abusive Behavior Level 2 includes, but is not limited to:

  • Striking an opponent with a ball, glove, or hat during a dead ball situation
  • Pushing/shoving/tripping an opponent not in possession of the ball
  • Pulling the hair of an opponent, spectator, referee, or staff member
  • Spitting on an opponent, spectator, referee, or staff member

Any player who commits the offense of Abusive Behavior Level 3 may receive up to a 12-month suspension, and may be subject to criminal prosecution. Abusive Behavior Level 3 includes, but is not limited to:

  • Making physical contact with a referee while arguing a call
  • Kicking an opponent not in possession of the ball
  • Punching an opponent, spectator, referee, or staff member
  • Choking an opponent, spectator, referee, or staff member
  • Striking an opponent, spectator, referee, or staff member with any type of weapon (including a bat)
  • Slapping an opponent, spectator, referee, or staff member


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