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Dear Parents, Guardians, Spectators and Volunteers,

On behalf of the Farmington 500 Board of Directors, I would like to thank you all that conduct yourselves in a positive and ethical manner. To be clear, all in attendance at a Farmington 500 event are subject to our Code of Conduct. In an effort to encourage the continuation of our high values and expectations, the outline below is a list of expected behavior as well as consequences for misconduct. This list is without a doubt incomplete and the Board of Directors has the right to decide if they believe any actions violate the Code of Conduct.

Thanks again for efforts and for choosing the 500.

- Dan Woodman
President, Farmington 500


Code of Conduct
By attending this Farmington 500 event, I agree to the Code of Conduct, which states as follows. I will:
• Conduct myself in a dignified manner relating to emotions, language, attitude and actions
• Refrain from coaching from the sidelines/stands
• Allow my child to play without negative pressure
• Applaud good efforts and good plays and refrain from making negative comments
• Demonstrate respect for the ability of opponents as well as for the judgment of referees, umpires, officials and coaches
• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person, including opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, parents, athletes, and spectators
• Ensure that my child has the proper equipment necessary to participate safely
• See that my child does not intentionally injure other players
• Ensure my child arrives and is picked up at the appropriate time
• Support the coaches in what they want the players to learn
• Refrain from using drugs/alcohol or being under the influence while at any Farmington 500 event
• Refrain from smoking, vaping or using tobacco products while at any Farmington 500 event
• See that my child receives positive encouragement regardless of the outcome of their event
• Understand that all property in the Town of Farmington, NH that the Farmington 500 owns is PRIVATE property and use of said property requires permission from the Farmington 500
• Refrain from bringing pets or bikes on Farmington 500 property as both are not permitted
• Refrain from making negative posts on social media outlets in regards to athletes, coaches, directors and the Farmington 500 organization as a whole
• Abide by the 24-hour rule. This means I will not confront a coach, opponent, parent or official to discuss any “negative” game or practice situation until at least 24 hours has passed from the completion of the game or practice. (Coaches will be asked to abide by this rule as well).
• Agree to abide by all Farmington 500 rules and regulations

Consequences of Misconduct
1. First Verbal Offense: Anyone who verbally or electronically communicates or gestures in a manner that abuses, threatens, intimidates, is flagrantly rude, or cannot control their language or actions with players, coaches, officials, volunteers or spectators will be asked to cease their inappropriate actions immediately. 
2. Second Verbal Offense: Anyone that commits any misconduct as described above will be asked to leave the event immediately. Farmington 500 Board of Directors will investigate to its own level of satisfaction, the incident that occurred and issue a first written warning regarding the unacceptable behavior. The violator will immediately be placed on probation throughout the remainder of season and a suspension is possible. The violator will then be required to sign and return the warning to keep on file with the league. It will also be the sole discretion of the league to allow the parent/guardian to attend other activities, including post-season involvement during that year.
3. Third Verbal Offense: Anyone that commits any misconduct as described above will be asked to leave the event immediately. This third offense comes with a minimum, mandatory two-game suspension. Based on the severity of the conduct, it will be the league’s discretion to increase the suspension. Farmington 500 will then issue a notification to be kept on file.
4. Fourth Verbal Offense: Anyone that commits any misconduct as described above will be asked to leave the event immediately. This fourth offense comes with a minimum, mandatory suspension for the remainder of the season including any and all postseason and all-star games. Based on the severity of the conduct, it will be the league’s discretion to increase the suspension. Farmington 500 will then issue a notification to be kept on file.
5. Any Physical Offense: Anyone that physically assaults any player (including their own child), official, coach, volunteer or other spectator will be asked the leave immediately and will be banned from all events for a minimum of one year from the date of the offense. Upon evaluation, the league may choose to extend the ban. Farmington 500 will issue a written notification and keep on file. A physical assault may include, but is not limited to hitting, slapping, pushing, spitting, kicking, striking or throwing of any objects.

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