Players Code of Conduct


Players Codes of Conduct as set by BQI and administered by BHBC

  • Always Play by the rules of the game
  • Respect the Umpires. If you disagree with a non-judgment call, have your Coach or manager approach the Umpire(s) during a break or after the game has finished.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of Umpires and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport, especially baseball.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and/or team. Your teams’ performance will benefit and so will yours.
  • Be a good sport. Appreciate all good plays whether your own team or the opposition makes them.
  • Cooperate with your Coach, teammates and opponents. Without them there would be no Baseball competition.
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all players regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Remember where you started…Give something back to the juniors below.
  • You are solely responsible and accountable for your actions.
  • All players are capable of doing one perfect thing on field at all times-Hustling.
  • Punctuality to training and games is a sign of dedication and personal accountability.
  • Although Baseball is important to you, family and education are your main priorities.
  • Profanity at any level at any time is unacceptable.
  • Respect the facility you train and play on at all times.
  • If you have a problem with a decision of your Coach, speak to him/her about it privately and forget all behind the back comments.
  • Respect the uniform you wear…by wearing it properly.
  • Seniors, remember the little eyes (juniors) are on you…It is a compliment but also a big responsibility.
  • You’re on field actions speak louder than words…Lead by example.
  • Treat all spectators, volunteer workers and scorers with the respect they deserve…A huge amount!
  • Must abide by our BQ and BHBC (Beenleigh Hawks Baseball Club) Communication policy.
  • Keep your physical condition to a high level…to play good you must look and feel good. Remember also, the players are the most important advertisements ANY sport has

Coaches Code of Conduct


Coaches Code of Conduct as set by BQI and administered by BHBC

  • It is the responsibility of all Coaches to be in control of their players at all times in order to prevent any unsportsmanlike acts towards opponents, officials or spectators.
  • All Coaches are expected to comply wholeheartedly with the intent and spirit of the rules. The deliberate teaching of players to violate the rules is totally inappropriate.
  • All Coaches will teach their players to respect the dignity of the game and the club they represent.
  • All Coaches will confine their discussions with the umpire to interpretation of the rules only.
  • Any negative verbal discussion directed towards umpires on judgment decisions i.e. Balls/strikes/outs/safes and fair/foul by players or coaches will result in an automatic ejection.
  • Whereas friendly banter between players is not discouraged, insults, obscene language, malicious or personal remarks to opponents or spectators will not be tolerated at any time. Rather the players should direct their time and energies towards encouraging teammates to better efforts.
  • Managers will emphasise the fact that their assistants must confine their remarks to their team only.
  • All Coaches will refrain from any personal action that might arouse players or spectators to unsportsmanlike behaviour.
  • All Coaches will expect from the umpires a courteous and dignified attitude toward their players.
  • All Coaches must never allow their team to demoralize the opposition with overly aggressive play when in position of extreme superiority. (e.g. No bunting when 10 runs in front)
  • All Coaches will be properly and appropriately attired as designated by the rules of baseball.
  • All Coaches have a responsibility to all players to be organized for both training and games.
  • All Coaches have a responsibility to all players to make sure the teams equipment is of a quality nature and safe of use.
  • All Coaches have a responsibility to all players to teach them to respect the field they play on and to leave it after they finish, in the proper condition.
  • All Coaches have a responsibility to all players to ensure that they know and understand the rules of their particular level of play.
  • All Coaches must have a Baseball coaching accreditation.
  • All Coaches have a responsibility to all players to enhance their own personal knowledge by attending accreditation updates, seminars and all other club, region, state and national clinics whenever possible.
  • All senior level Coaches have the responsibility to assist the less experienced junior coaches whenever possible and to encourage their players to do the same.
  • Must abide by our BQ and BHBC Communication policy.
  • All Coaches have the responsibility of realising their status as PERCEIVED by their players and must be overly positive at all times in regards to playing, watching and learning Baseball.


Parents Code of Conduct


as set by BQI and administered by BHBC

  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage children to participate, do not force them.
  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  • Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  • Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • If you have a concern with a Coach or Administrator, rather than fester it, please communicate it.
  • It is important during trips away that parents allow their children the opportunity of “spreading their wings”
  • Parents should never discuss what they feel best for their child on field, unless they first have discussed it with the coach.
  • It is important for parents to support BQI in relation to all off field training and development programs.
  • Parents need to support BQI’s motto: “Development of young people is more important than the development of young baseballers.”
  • Encourage your child’s Coach (es) at all possible times. That small pat on the back “Goes a long way”
  • Must abide by our BQ and BHBC (Beenleigh Hawks Baseball Club) Communication policy

Spectator Code of Conduct


Spectator Code of Conduct as set by BQI and administered by BHBC


  • Remember that young people participate in sport for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours.
  • Applaud good performance and efforts from all individuals and teams. Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the game's outcome.
  • Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same.
  • Never ridicule or scold a young player for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Show respect for your team's opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  • Encourage players to follow the rules and the officials' decisions.
  • Do not use foul language, sledge or harass players, coaches or officials.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • No glass or alcohol can be brought onto club grounds.
  • Any breaches of this code will be dealt with accordingly.
  • Must abide by our BQ and BHBC (Beenleigh Hawks Baseball Club) Communication policy.

Communication Policy



Our commitment

Electronic communication is essential for sharing club news and information with our members. Our communication will be timely, appropriate and related to club business.

What we will do

We use a range of electronic tools to communicate with our members.

Our communication will protect members’ privacy, maintain clear boundaries and ensure that bullying and harassment does not occur.

A webmaster will be appointed to provide accountability and control over material published on our club’s website and any related discussion groups or social media websites, such as Facebook, YouTube or Twitter.


  • Our website will include current information on competitions, social events, committees, policies, constitution, rules and by-laws.
  • No offensive content or photos will be published.
  • If we intend to publish a photo of a child, we will first seek permission from his or her parents and take care not to provide identifying information.
  • We will seek feedback from members to improve the information available on the site.

SMS and email

  • Committee members, coaches and team managers may use SMS and email to provide information about competition, training, club-sanctioned social events and other club business, however:
  • SMS messages should be short and about club/team matters
  • email communication will be used when more information is required
  • communication involving children will be directed through their parents.

Social media websites

  • We treat all social media postings, blogs, status updates and tweets as public ‘comment’.
  • Postings (written, photos or videos) will be family-friendly and feature positive club news and events.
  • No personal information about our members will be disclosed.
  • No statements will be made that are misleading, false or likely to injure a person’s reputation.
  • No statements will be made that might bring our club into disrepute.
  • Abusive, discriminatory, intimidating or offensive statements will not be tolerated. Offending posts will be removed and those responsible will be blocked from the site.

What we ask you to do

We expect our members to conduct themselves appropriately when using electronic communication to share information with other members or posting material on public websites connected to the club.

Electronic communication:

  • should be restricted to club matters
  • must not offend, intimidate, humiliate or bully another person
  • must not be misleading, false or injure the reputation of another person
  • should respect and maintain the privacy of members
  • must not bring the club into disrepute.

Coaches and others who work with children and young people must direct electronic communication through the child’s parents.


Members may face disciplinary action for sending inappropriate electronic communication or posting online content or comments that harass, offend, intimidate or humiliate another member, as outlined in our member protection policy or code of conduct.

Under certain circumstances, cyber bullying (e.g. bullying that is carried out through an internet service such as email, a chat room, discussion group, instant messaging or website) is a criminal offence that can be reported to the police.

In addition, members who publish false or misleading comments about another person in the public domain (e.g., Facebook, YouTube or Twitter) may be liable for defamation.