Because the ESFL is a Youth Organization with a focus on good sportsmanship, the ESFL adopted a Zero Tolerance Policy in 2003. It will emphasize the importance of proper speech, behavior, and actions by all those attending any ESFL function and will not tolerate anything less. These infractions are defined as below.
"Simple" - Any improper behavior before, during or after an ESFL Event (horseplay, lack of courtesy, unsportsmanlike conduct, etc.)
"Moderate" - No use of tobacco products in / around ESFL activities.
"Severe" - Any damage or defacing of property. No consumption of alcohol or the use of illegal substances.
"Simple" - Any verbal exchange with anyone (coaches, Officials, Spectators, other Board Members)
"Moderate" - Any verbal confrontation where the use of profanity, gestures, or derogatory comments of any kind are used towards or at another person(s).
"Severe" - Any verbal assault or threat made by anyone towards another person.
"Severe" - Any physical contact from a person or an object to another person. (No physical contact uninvited will be tolerated by anyone at anytime).
I agree that if I fail to abide by the Zero Tolerance Guidelines mentioned, I / my guest / my child will be subject to the following action(s) as deemed by the ESFL and your Local Organization:
Verbal warning by an official and / or Head of League Organization.
Parent and / or child game suspension with written documentation of incident kept on file by the organization involved.
Written warning of any of the above infractions.
Game forfeit through the Official or Head of League Organization.
Parent / Child season suspension (full or part).
Any repeat offense, regardless of the severity could invoke any or all of the above penalties.
The ESFL Executive Board as stated in the bylaws will rule on all "Severe" Infractions. Until that time the parent and / or child will be put on suspension until punishment is rendered.
NO "Tailgating" will be allowed except while at a professional stadium or a field which does not offer concessions.