Player & Parent Code of Conduct
Participation in Elkhorn Area School District Youth Football is a privilege and not a right. Elkhorn Area School District Youth Football has an expectation of good sportsmanship and citizenship. All coaches, players, and parents are required to sign a contract regarding his/her conduct during the season. Please see below for copies of the player and parent contracts. Participants will sign and submit these contracts during the registration process.
I agree to cooperate with and show respect to my coaches, teammates, opponents, and referees during the season. I will not argue with referees and I will not use foul language. I will attend all practices and games with few exceptions. Whenever possible, I will let my coach know in advance if I will not be able to attend any previously scheduled practice, game, or event. Finally, I agree not to use any tobacco, alcohol, or drugs, including steroids. I understand that if I do not follow these rules or if I display disrespectful or unsportsmanlike behavior, I may be suspended from playing in the League.
I agree to support Elkhorn Area School District Youth Football representatives with the overarching goal of teaching good sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-discipline to the children of The Elkhorn Area School District Youth Football program. I agree to read and support the players contract above. I will donate my time when possible and present any criticism I may have in a positive way to program representatives. I agree to attend games when possible and to act as a role model at those games. I will refrain from engaging in any behavior that is not in the best interest of the Elkhorn Area School District Youth Football program. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to: criticizing players or coaches on or off the field; using loud, derogatory, obscene, foul or threatening language; or acting in any threatening, intimidating, or abusive manner. I will refrain from arguing with referees, program parents and fans, opposing players, opposing coaches, and opposing parents and fans. I will refrain from using any alcohol or drugs at any Elkhorn Area School District Youth Football event. I understand that not following these rules, or displaying disrespectful behavior, can result in my being asked to leave the practice, game, or event and/or not be allowed to attend future practices, games, or program events.