Bonnie Youth Club Guidelines – 2017

Some new guidelines for 2017 will be entered soon

ORGANIZATION AND MANAGERS

 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 Athletic

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

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REGISTRATION

Program Participation Requirements

Membership Donation Refund Schedule

 TEAM

 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:

Tournaments

Tournament Costs

Equipment

League Meetings

PLAYERS

 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

ORGANIZATION AND TEAM FUND-RAISING

 Team Fund-Raising Events

Team Fund-Raising Collection/Records

 Parent Liaisons – Meetings

Bonnie Sacred Dates

 Roster and Playing Time Guidelines

Approach

Team Rosters

            Division          Ages                Suggested       Maximum

                                                                                                                                      Instructional    5-7                         16                       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.