Bonnie Youth Club Guidelines – 2018



Cooperation, Communication and Teamwork



Parents and Players


  1.     Have the parent stay in a restricted area or no longer attend games.
  2.     If no change occurs, the manager along with the President and AthleticDirector can terminate the parent’s child from the team. 

Manager and Coaches Code of Conduct



Player Conduct and Suspensions


Forfeits and Cancellations


Teams Belong to the organization not managers


Managers Can Only Manage Same Team/Players for 2 Years 




Program Participation Requirements 

Bonnie Fall Program 


Membership Donation Refund Schedule




Level of Competition 

It is the goal of the organization to have all Bonnie teams be able to compete at a high level at the local, regional and national levels with our own players. Therefore:




Tournament Costs 


League Meetings



Player Eligibility 


Players practicing with other teams in organization 


Players can’t play for other teams  


Lending players to other teams 


Competitive Situation – New Players 


Players leaving the organization 


Uniforms/Other Apparel 


Recruiting our players 



Team Fund-Raising Events 


Team Fund-Raising Collection/Records


Parent Liaisons – Meetings 


Bonnie Sacred Dates 


Roster and Playing Time Guidelines 


Team Rosters 


Division          Ages                Suggested       Maximum

Instructional       5-7                        15                    16

PeeWee               7-8                         16                    18

Cub                     9-10                        16                    18

Bantam             11-12                        16                    18

Grasshopper    13-14                       18                    20

Freshman         15-16                      20                    22

Junior               17-18                      22                     25

Senior/Open   19+                         25                     28



Playing Time 


Division          Play in Game             Play Full Game          Play Full Game in Doubleheader

PeeWee                   75%                            50%                                            75%

Cub                           60%                            40%                                            60%

Bantam                   50%                            33%                                            50%

Grasshopper         50%                            33%                                            50%

Freshman               33%                            25%                                            50%

Junior                      33%                            25%                                            50%

Senior                     40%                            33%                                            50%


These percentages are the percentages of games that the player attends that he should participate in either by playing, playing a full game or playing a full game equivalent in a doubleheader



Complaints and Concerns


If a player and/or parent are dissatisfied with the player’s playing time, it is the player/parent’s responsibility to discuss the situation in a civil manner in private with the manager of the team either before or after but not during any games.   If the player/parent does not adhere to the organization’s code of conduct in interacting with the manager then they will be subject to the disciplinary actions called out in the Parents code of conduct.   It is the manager’s responsibility to explain the player’s situation on the team in the context of these guidelines and to try to reach a joint understanding of the player’s role and playing time on the team going forward.   If the manager and player/parent cannot reach a joint understanding then the parent has the right to take their concerns to the Athletic Director.  The Athletic Director will not speak to a player or parent about their playing time concerns unless the player/parent has already spoken to the manager and reached an impasse.   If an impasse has been reached then the Athletic Director will speak to the player/parent and to the manager separately and then possibly together to try to reach a resolution of the situation that is in the spirit of the above guidelines.   If no resolution can be reached and the Athletic Director feels that the guidelines have been followed appropriately by the Manager then the player/parent will need to make a decision as to whether the player wishes to stay on the team given their current role and playing time.  If the player decides that he would prefer to go elsewhere the organization will grant the player a release at any time.   If the Athletic Director does not feel that the guidelines have been followed appropriately by the Manager then it is the Athletic Director’s responsibility to find a way to correct the situation.


Extenuating Circumstances


All parties concerned should understand that the above guidelines are just that – guidelines and not hard and fast rules.   Decisions and actions are expected to be made that are in the “spirit” of the guidelines at all times.   However, all parties should understand that there can be extenuating circumstances in any particular situation which cause the guidelines not to be followed as described in this document.   In these cases it will be the Athletic Director’s responsibility to decide whether the guidelines have been appropriately followed and to act at all times in a manner consistent with the organization’s mission and goals.