Ormond Beach Youth Baseball & Softball Association

Parent & Visitor Code of Conduct Rules While Attending Games and Practices

OBYBSA DOES reserve the right to ask you to leave and or not return for a Day, a Game, a Week or the Entire Season depending on the seriousness of the infraction. Please Be Adults.

 

?Ormond Beach Youth Baseball & Softball is a non-profit organization, governed and run solely by volunteers.

 

Parents/Adults/Spectators/Children/Conduct Responsibility Agreement

 

Welcome to Ormond Beach Baseball & Softball. Both Baseball & Softball are fantastic fun sports and we hope you and your child have a wonderful time this season.

In order for us to run a successful program and for our children to have the best possible experience, it does require a commitment from everyone. We ask that you acknowledge your part by committing to and by reading this agreement. As a Parent, Grandparent, or any Spectator of a child participating in Ormond Beach Baseball / Softball, Tball I or we do hereby agree to abide by the following rules.

I will always remember that Baseball, Softball & T-Ball are games, and are meant to be fun for all the players.

I will demonstrate GOOD sportsmanship to all the kids, at ALL times.

I will treat my child & all other players, coaches, umpires, officials & fans with respect and will refrain from making any derogatory remarks to, at or about any of them.

I will attempt to have my child at every practice & game and will notify my coach if I can’t.

I will try to be involved with my child’s team in some capacity because I understand this organization is based on ALL volunteers and it’s important to my child and to the others.

I will try to make the time to practice at home with my child as often as possible.

I will be responsible for the behavior of my child & other spectators that I may bring or whom may come to watch my child play. This includes on the field as well as spectators in the stands.

I will encourage my child to listen to the coaches, participate fully, play to the best of their abilities, always be a good sport, and always remember to have fun.

I have read and I agree to all the rules and the code of conduct that OBYBSA has put in effect to make this a fun and safe experience for everyone involved.

I also agree and understand that for the good of ALL Parents & kids who play or attend these events that I as a parent or spectator or someone who brings or invites a spectator do understand that if I or they do not abide by these rules that either the League , their officials or the umpires may at their discretion cause my team to forfeit the game or under extreme conditions ask me to leave the field for the remainder of the game depending on severity of my actions, possibly for the remainder of the season. I do understand that OBYBSA does reserve the right to refuse participation from problem kids, parents, and spectators, and will exercise this right if need be to maintain a safe, fun and friendly environment for the kids and parents who do come out to have fun and play ball.

 

I hereby agree to ALL Rules as written above.

Amateur Athletic Waiver and Release Liability

In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in Ormond Beach Youth Baseball & Softball Association (OBYBSA) athletic sports program, related events and activities, the registrant acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that:

  1. The risks of injury and illness (ex: communicable diseases such as MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19) from the activities involved in this program are significant, potentially life-threatening, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce these risks, the risks of serious injury and illness do exist; and,
  2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for myself and my child/ward’s participation; and,
  3. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself and my child/ward from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and,
  4. I acknowledge that I am aware that there are risks to myself and my child/ward of exposure to directly or indirectly arising out of, contributed to, by, or resulting from:
  • An outbreak of any and all communicable disease, including but not limited to, the virus “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)”, which is responsible for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and/or any mutation or variation thereof;
  1. In consideration of having the opportunity to participate as either a team member or spectator, and in acknowledging that I am aware of and willing to assume the risks associated with this activity, I hereby voluntarily agree to waive, hold harmless and indemnify the OBYBSA, Babe Ruth League, Inc. and its trustees, agents, volunteers and employees from any and all claims, demands, damages and causes of action of any nature whatsoever arising out of ordinary negligence which I, my heirs, my assigns or successors may have against them for, on account of, or by reason of my participation in the activities in am registering for. I indicate my agreement to this hold harmless elective noted below by selecting “I agree”.

 

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY AGREEING TO IT, YET AGREE TO IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.

 

FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION)

 

This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, have read and explained the provisions in this waiver/release to my child/ward including the risks of the activity and his/her responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations. Furthermore, my child/ward understands and accepts these risks and responsibilities. I for myself, my spouse, and child/ward do consent and agree to his/her release provided above for all the Releasees and myself, my spouse, and child/ward do release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s/ward’s involvement or participation in these activities as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

City of Ormond Beach Release and Waiver of Liability

Each of the undersigned, individually and behalf of the above named participant, expressly understands, agrees and acknowledges that participation in the recreation program could result in bodily injury, death and/or property damage. Each of the undersigned, individually and behalf of said participant, hereby assumes full responsibility for and risk of bodily injury, death and/or property damage due to the negligence of the City. Further, each of the undersigned, expressly agrees not to make any claim, suit, action, or other demand for damages against the City for any bodily injury, death and/or property damage resulting, in whole or part, from the negligence of the City whether occurring before or after the date of this Release and Waiver of Liability is signed; ANY AND ALL SUCH CLAIMS, SUITS, ACTIONS, AND DEMANDS AGAINST THE CITY BEING HEREBY EXPRESSLY AND IRREVOCABLY RELEASED AND WAIVED REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE.

The foregoing Release and Waiver Liability is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law. In the event and part thereof is held to be invalid, that part of the Release and Waiver Liability, which is not invalid, shall remain in full force and effect. 

Each of the undersigned is competent, of sound mind, and freely, voluntarily, and knowingly signed their name hereto after having read the Release and Waiver of Liability. No oral representations, statements, or inducements have been made.

Photo and Video Release

I hereby authorize OBYBSA to publish the photographs and/or taken of the registered participant(s) and his/her name, for use in their printed publications, social media, and website. I acknowledge that since all participation in publications, social media and websites produced by OBYBSA are voluntary, no financial compensation will be received. I further agree that any participation in any publication, social media, and website produced by OBYBSA confers no right of ownership whatsoever. I release OBYBSA, their contractors, employees, staff and/or coaches from liability for any claims by me or any third party in connection with my registered participant.

HEADS UP Concussion Waiver

This sheet has information to help protect your children or teens from concussion or other serious brain injury. Use this information at your children’s or teens’ games and practices to learn how to spot a concussion and what to do if a concussion occurs.

WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging the brain cells.

How Can I Help Keep My Children or Teens Safe?

Sports are a great way for children and teens to stay healthy and can help them do well in school. To help lower your children’s or teens’ chances of getting a concussion or other serious brain injury, you should:

  • Help create a culture of safety for the team.
    • Work with their coach to teach ways to lower the chances of getting a concussion.
    • Talk with your children or teens about concussion and ask if they have concerns about reporting a concussion. Talk with them about their concerns; emphasize the importance of reporting concussions and taking time to recover from one.
    • Ensure that they follow their coach’s rules for safety and the rules of the sport.
    • Tell your children or teens that you expect them to practice good sportsmanship at all times.
  • When appropriate for the sport or activity, teach your children or teens that they must wear a helmet to lower the chances of the most serious types of brain or head injury. However, there is no “concussion-proof” helmet. So, even with a helmet, it is important for children and teens to avoid hits to the head.

How Can I Spot a Possible Concussion?

Children and teens who show or report one or more of the signs and symptoms listed below—or simply say they just “don’t feel right” after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body—may have a concussion or other serious brain injury.

Signs Observed by Parents or Coaches

  • Appears dazed or stunned.
  • Forgets an instruction, is confused about an assignment or position, or is unsure of the game, score, or opponent.
  • Moves clumsily.
  • Answers questions slowly.
  • Loses consciousness (even briefly).
  • Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes.
  • Can’t recall events prior to or after a hit or fall.

Symptoms Reported by Children and Teens

  • Headache or “pressure” in head.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Balance problems or dizziness, or double or blurry vision. 
  • Bothered by light or noise.
  • Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy.
  • Confusion, or concentration or memory problems.
  • Just not “feeling right,” or “feeling down.”

Talk with your children and teens about concussion. Tell them to report their concussion symptoms to you and their coach right away. Some children and teens think concussions aren’t serious or worry that if they report a concussion they will lose their position on the team or look weak. Be sure to remind them that it’s better to miss one game than the whole season.

Concussions effect each child and teen differently. While most children and teens with a concussion feel better within a couple of weeks, some will have symptoms for months or longer. Talk with your children’s or teens’ health care provider if their concussion symptoms do not go away or if they get worse after they return to their regular activities.

What Are Some More Serious Danger Signs to Look Out For?

In rare cases, a dangerous collection of blood (hematoma) may form on the brain after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body and can squeeze the brain against the skull. Call 9-1-1 or take your child or teen to the emergency department right away if, after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, he or she has one or more of these danger signs:

  • One pupil larger than the other.
  • Drowsiness or inability to wake up.
  • A headache that gets worse and does not go away.
  • Slurred speech, weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination.
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures (shaking or twitching).
  • Unusual behavior, increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.
  • Loss of consciousness (passed out/knocked out). Even a brief loss of consciousness should be taken seriously.

Children and teens who continue to play while having concussion symptoms or who return to play too soon—while the brain is still healing— have a greater chance of getting another concussion. A repeat concussion that occurs while the brain is still healing from the first injury can be very serious and can effect a child or teen for a lifetime. It can even be fatal.

What Should I Do If My Child or Teen Has a Possible Concussion? As a parent, if you think your child or teen may have a concussion, you should:

  1. Remove your child or teen from play.
  2. Keep your child or teen out of play the day of the injury. Your child or teen should be seen by a health care provider and only return to play with permission from a health care provider who is experienced in evaluating for concussion.
  3. Ask your child’s or teen’s health care provider for written instructions on helping your child or teen return to school. You can give the instructions to your child’s or teen’s school nurse and teacher(s) and return-to-play instructions to the coach and/or athletic trainer.

Do not try to judge the severity of the injury yourself. Only a health care provider should assess a child or teen for a possible concussion. Concussion signs and symptoms often show up soon after the injury. But you may not know how serious the concussion is at first, and some symptoms may not show up for hours or days. The brain needs time to heal after a concussion. A child’s or teen’s return to school and sports should be a gradual process that is carefully managed and monitored by a health care provider.

To learn more, go to www.cdc.gov/HEADSUP