Sportsmanship Pledge

All AYSA players, coaches, and parents agree to abide by the rules, regulations, procedures, or similar requirements established by AYSA, ISA, Greater Des Moines, IPSL, or any similar organization of which AYSA is a member and display good sportsmanship at all times when representing AYSA.  The Board of Directors has the right, responsibility, and duty to investigate and consider disciplinary action should a player, coach, and/or parent be accused or found in violation of one or more of these aforementioned requirements or fail to display good sportsmanship.

All AYSA members understand sanctions, fines, or disciplinary action may be taken by ISA, Greater Des Moines, IPSL, or any similar organization of which AYSA is a member.  Any such action is taken at the sole discretion of these organizations.  AYSA has the authority to take additional disciplinary action as the Board of Directors deems appropriate.  Disciplinary action may include reimbursement of sanctions or fines, probation, suspension, or expulsion.  All investigations, discussions, and decisions will be held in confidence by the Board of Directors.

Probation: An individual is sent a letter of reprimand, which details the infraction(s) and states the probationary period. Any further violation during the probationary period may be grounds for an extended probation, suspension, or expulsion. At the end of successfully completing the probation, the party will be reinstated to good standing unless otherwise specified by the Board.

Suspension: An individual is sent a letter of reprimand that details the infraction and states the suspension period. The party is not permitted to attend any team practice or game during the remainder of the season (fall or spring) or for a longer period if determined by the Board. The party may petition the Board in writing at the end of that season (or time period) to be reinstated as a member in probationary status. Any violation of the suspension may result in further suspension or expulsion.

Expulsion: An individual is sent a letter of reprimand, which details the infraction and states the party is permanently enjoined from participation in the AYSA organization. In the event of a parent expulsion, a player may continue to participate, under such terms as the Board sets forth.

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