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Reno National Little League - Code of Conduct

Mission Statement:

Reno National Little League strives to create a fun, educational, and inclusive environment dedicated to teaching players to love the game while learning to play fairly.

Core Values of Little League International

  1. Community
  2. Fun
  3. Inclusion
  4. Integrity
  5. Teamwork


  1. Community - Attend practices and games on time, with the proper equipment and the right mindset. Treat the field with respect. Many people have put extraordinary amounts of work into maintaining facilities and organizing the league. Recognize and appreciate their efforts.
  2. Baseball is Fun!- It's a game. Think about what makes it fun… hitting, running, throwing, catching and being part of a team. Focus on growing as a player and teammate, taking chances and experiencing success.
  3. Inclusion - Everyone deserves a sense of belonging and to be a part of a team. We celebrate the power of sports to unite people of differing viewpoints and perspectives.
  4. Integrity - Strive to be the best version of yourself on and off the field. Celebrate the good moments and persevere through adversity. Understand that you are participating in a venerable and ancient game. Appreciate those who’ve blazed the trail and the moral heroes of the game.
  5. Teamwork - Baseball is about the collective effort of every member of the team. Players will strive to encourage, motivate, and uplift all those around them.


  1. Community - Don’t coach from the stands. This can be difficult when you notice a correctable mistake. This confuses players and distracts from what's happening on the field. Often, players find it embarrassing. Allow coaches to make corrections.
  2. Fun - The best statement for after the game: "I love watching you play." Keep comments positive and supportive of core principles. Focus on moments when your athlete was a good teammate and demonstrated good sportsmanship. In the scheme of life, these attributes are the most important.
  3. Inclusion - Support umpires. Umpires are often players that have aged out of Little League or they are adults who enjoy being civically involved. They are also learning. They have the difficult job of making consequential decisions in front of lots of people. They will make mistakes. Supporting umpires teaches larger lessons about deference and respect.
  4. Integrity - Parenting athletes is an exercise in self-restraint. It gives you an opportunity to let go and allow your athlete to have experiences beyond your control in a safe environment.
  5. Teamwork - Support coaches. Coaches are volunteers who choose to coach because they believe in helping players develop. They want to see all players improve. Do you know more than the coach? Then coach! Do you lack the time and energy to do so? Be thankful that someone has volunteered.


  1. Community - Coaches are exemplars of behavior and decorum during interactions with players, parents, umpires, and other coaches. They are expected to be examples of sportsmanship, positive role models and uphold the core values of Little League.
  2. Fun - Coaches acknowledge that they are instrumental in creating a fun environment during practice and games.
  3. Inclusion - Coaches will work to develop all players regardless of skill levels or past experience. Coaches will meet players where they are. Coaches will expand the definition of success to include incremental improvement and reframe failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.
  4. Integrity - Coaches will faithfully uphold the rules and procedures outlined by RNLL and Little League International.
  5. Teamwork - While a team will have players of differing abilities, a coach will ensure all players learn that different talents can accomplish big goals.

Behaviors that have no place at Reno National Little League

Taunting, bullying, cussing, threatening, harassing, making lewd or vulgar statements or gestures, spitting, throwing equipment in anger, threatening behaviors, shoving, hitting, or intentionally pitching at batters.

Progressive Discipline for Parents, Players, Umpires, and Coaches

  1. Verbal warning. This can be issued by an umpire, Umpire in Charge, or Member of the Board. The infraction will be reported to the rules committee.
  2. Removal from game or facility. If a player is involved in the infraction, he/she will be ejected from the current game, and may be disqualified from the next contest. If the infraction involves a coach or parent, they will have to leave the facility and may be suspended from the next contest. The infraction will be reported to the rules committee.
  3. Suspension from future contests. The incident will be reviewed by the rules committee and further penalties may be assessed which may include further suspensions and/or apology letters. Players or coaches who have repeated discipline infractions will be excluded from consideration for All-Stars, Hooligans and Renegades.

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