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Members Code of Conduct

In addition to the General Code of Conduct, all Pop Warner coaches, administrators and other program volunteers shall:

  1. Create a positive, safe and healthy environment, free of abuse and harassment, for all participants and their families.
  2. Not criticize athletes in front of spectators, but reserve constructive criticism for later, in private, or in the presence of team members if others might benefit.
  3. Accept decisions of the game officials and judges on the field and in competitions as being fair and called to the best ability of said officials.
  4. Not criticize an opposing team, its athletes, coaches, or fans by word of mouth or by gesture.
  5. Emphasize that good athletes strive to be good students and that both are physically and mentally alert.
  6. Strive to make every athletic activity serve as a training ground for life, and a basis for good mental and physical health.
  7. Remove from a game, competition or practice any athlete when even slightly in doubt about his/her health, whether or not as a result of injury, until competent medical advice is available.
  8. Emphasize that winning is the result of good teamwork.
  9. Not engage in excessive sideline coaching and shall not leave the bench area/coaches’ designated seating area to shout instructions from the sidelines or competition mat.
  10. Together with team officials, be jointly responsible for the conduct and control of team fans and spectators at all times. Any fan who becomes a nuisance and out of control will be asked to leave.
  11. Not use abusive or profane language at any time.
  12. Not receive any payment, in cash or kind, for services as a volunteer or athlete involved in Pop Warner. This includes any coach, expert, consultant or choreographer, regardless of his/her roster status.
  13. Not recommend or distribute any medication, controlled or over the counter, except as specifically prescribed by athlete’s physician.
  14. Not permit an ineligible athlete to participate in a game/competition.
  15. Not deliberately incite unsportsmanlike conduct.
  16. Not possess or drink alcoholic beverages and/or use illegal substance(s) on either the game, practice field/practice area or competition venue.
  17. Not smoke, vape and/or use smokeless tobacco on the field.
  18. Uphold all rules and regulations regarding Pop Warner programs.
  19. Refrain from engaging in any action within or outside Pop Warner which in PWLS sole & absolute discretion reflects negatively upon, or causes embarrassment to, the Pop Warner program.
If any of these rules are broken, Pop Warner or its member league shall have the authority to impose a penalty including permanent removal from the program.


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