"PLAYER CONTRACT for Season As a member of one of"
PLAYER CONTRACT for 2006 - 2007 Season As a member of one of the teams of the Kongo Gorillas Baseball, the Gorillas Baseball Club and the undersigned player and his parents agree to the following: Code of Conduct The player and his parents are a reflection of the team and the Gorillas Baseball Club. Both the player and his parents are expected: • To treat coaches, parents, teammates and opponents with respect. • To not argue with or criticize coaches, teammates, opponents or umpires. • To avoid inappropriate behavior, including the use of profanity or other inappropriate language, during practices, games and other Gorillas Baseball activities. • To attend and be on time for all practices and games, or to give as much notice as possible to the team coach of expected tardiness and/or absences. • To attempt to win through skill, effort, practice and tactics; however, to play fairly at all times. • To take victory modestly, defeat graciously and to exhibit good sportsmanship at all times. • To adhere to the rules of the game. • To remember that the game is for the players, not for the parents. Participation The purpose of the Gorillas Baseball Club is to increase the baseball knowledge and skills of its team members through instruction, practice and competitive game participation. To that end, the Gorillas Baseball commits: • To treat all players with respect, regardless of skill level or experience. • To provide instruction to all team members, appropriate for their position(s). • To provide all players with playing time, recognizing that coaches will make the best use of players’ skills in game and tournament settings. The player and parents commit to participate with the Gorillas Baseball Club for the 2006-2007 season (commencing in August 2006 and running at least through Memorial Day Weekend 2007). Monthly Dues Player dues shall be paid by check made payable to the Gorillas Baseball Club and are due on the 1st of each month. Payment should be sent to: Gorillas Baseball, San Diego, Ca 91913 Failure to pay such dues within 5 days of their due date shall result in suspension of participation in all Gorillas activities. Failure to pay by the due date for a second time will be grounds for removal of the player from the team. Equipment The Gorillas Baseball Club will provide each player with the opportunity to purchase mandatory game uniforms and practice t-shirts. Gorillas bat bags are optional and can be purchased. Players are expected to provide their own bats, gloves and catchers equipment. Players are expected to treat all baseball gear and equipment with respect at all times. Failure to do so may result in the imposition of additional charges to the parents for damaged team equipment and/or removal of the player from the team. Safety Players, parents and coaches are all critical components of player safety and contribute to a safe environment through appropriate conduct both on and off the field. All competitive male players are required to wear protective cups in all practices and games. Disputes In the event of any disagreement, dispute or dissatisfaction regarding any aspect of the operation of the Gorillas Baseball, any of its teams, player participation, coaching instruction, etc., the parents agree to discuss the situation with the team’s designated representative. If appropriate, the situation will be raised with the coaches. The Gorillas Baseball Club retains the authority for any and all decisions regarding the coaching staff, player participation and all other operations of the Gorillas Baseball Club. Signed this ________ day of ___________________, 200__. Player: _________________________________ Parent: _________________________________ Parent: _________________________________ Gorillas Baseball Club By: _________________________________ Its: ______________________________