[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Cresskill 2-4-2004 by Ord. No. 04-02-1278. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whereas, New Jersey has adopted the New Jersey Code of Conduct Law (P.L. 2002, Chapter 74), and encourages governing bodies to enact a Code of Conduct; and
Whereas, Cresskill wishes to encourage and further good sportsmanship in its recreation program;
Now therefore be it resolved, to accomplish the state and Cresskill objectives, Cresskill adopts this chapter as the law for Cresskill and directs that in order to participate in Cresskill recreation programs, the parents or legal guardians of a participant must sign and agree to the Code of Conduct and satisfy all other segments of the Cresskill Recreation Committee, including but not limited to compliance with the Committee's written policy for sports participation.
Interscholastic and youth sports programs play an important role in promoting the physical, social and emotional development of children. It is therefore essential for parents, coaches and officials to encourage youth athletes to embrace the values of good sportsmanship. Moreover, adults involved in youth sports events should be models of good sportsmanship and should lead by example by demonstrating fairness, respect, and self control.
I hereby agree that if I fail to conform my conduct to the foregoing while attending, coaching, officiating or participating in a youth sports event I will be subject to disciplinary actions, including but not limited to the following in any order or combination:
Verbal warning issued by a league, organization or school official.
Written warning issued by a league, organization or school official.
Suspension or immediate ejection from a youth sports event issued by a league, organization or school official who is authorized to issue such suspension or ejection by a school board or youth sports organization.
Suspension from multiple youth sports events issued by a league, organization or school official who is authorized to issue such suspension by a school board or youth sports organization.
Season suspension from multiple youth sports events issued by youth sports organization or school board.