Minnesota Magic Code of Conduct – Parents/Guardians

Welcome to the Minnesota Magic!

The Minnesota Magic softball club is governed by the Magic Leadership Team. In order to uphold Minnesota Magic’s Mission Statement to “transform young girls into mature young women who exhibit empathy and respect for others, who lead with integrity, who are responsible and who will make a difference for the overall good in our world,” this Code of Conduct defines the expected behaviors of parents/guardians, as well as the consequences for behaviors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

The Minnesota Magic’s purpose is to develop these three dimensions of our players: Attitude, Academics, and Athletics. The Magic’s desire is to prepare and develop our players so that they are skilled, mature and ready to play college softball if they so choose.

Player Acceptance and Payment

By signing this agreement you are accepting, on behalf of your player, a position on a Magic team for the 2018 season. The season begins with our team parent meetings in August, 2017 and runs through early August of 2018. Payment Plan includes:

1st Payment:
$500
Due by August 21st, 2017, this payment secures your spot on the team

2nd Payment:
$450 Gold Players
$375 Purple Players
$350 18U Players
Due on or before September 30th, 2017

3rd Payment:
$450 Gold Players
$375 Purple Players
$350 18U Players
Due on or before November 17th, 2017

Players will not be included on the official team roster if the third payment is not paid by November 17, 2017th

4th Payment:
$400 Gold Players
$350 Purple Players
$300 18U Players
Due on or before January 31st, 2018

Additional team fees may be required as the season progresses. All payments will be required before Nationals. Your player will not be included on the Nationals roster if your account is not up to date.

Please note that all payments are non-refundable. Any exceptions to the payment plan need to be cleared with the Magic Leadership Team.

Conduct Guidelines
To respect the interests of opponents, game officials, city officials, tournament officials, league officials, other athletic services organizations, parents, fans and each other, a parent/guardian is expected to:

  • Represent him/herself, their player’s Magic team with honesty, integrity, and good sportsmanship on and off the field. Being part of the Minnesota Magic is an honor, not a right or entitlement.
  • Understand your role on the team by letting the coaches do the coaching; refrain from directing, correcting or providing negative feedback to players. Parents parent and Coaches coach. 

  • Support decisions made by the coaches; refrain from actions or comments that work to 
challenge, undermine, or discredit team management:
  • Understand and accept that players may not have equal playing time and that playing
time is the decision of the team’s head coach. Be responsible – ensure your player arrives on time and is ready to play for all practices and games. Any absence from a practice or game due to sickness, family emergency, or family life event (i.e., wedding, funeral) must be communicated to the coach in advance, when possible.
  • Refrain from the use of profanity or vulgar language in all communications; avoid non-verbal cues (body language) that are disrespectful, discouraging, or defiant.
  • Discuss concerns or issues with the team’s head coach. It is not appropriate to have this type of 
discussion with other parents or those outside of the Magic Organization.
  1. Wait a minimum of 24 hours to discuss any concerns or issues with the team’s head
coach. Each player is responsible to meet one-on-one with the coach first (without parent(s)/guardian(s)).
  2. If the problem cannot be resolved with the player/coach meeting, then a face-to-face meeting with the coach, player and parent(s)/guardian(s) can be scheduled.
  3. If the meeting does not result in resolution, she/player and/or the parent/guardian can contact the Magic Leadership Team in writing. The Leadership Team will come to a decision regarding the issue and the decision will then be final.
  • Place a higher priority on team goals versus your player’s individual goals; the win or loss belongs to the team.
  • Parents and players will not create social media accounts or post content that could be seen as negative toward your team, teammates, coaches, umpires or the Magic organization.

Enforcement
The Minnesota Magic Organization will uphold these conduct guidelines. A parent/guardian who does not abide by these guidelines will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including the player and parent/guardian being removed from the Minnesota Magic. Decisions on the appropriate disciplinary action are the sole discretion of the Minnesota Magic Leadership Team.

Medical Release Form
By signing this code of conduct, I hereby give permission for any and all medical attention necessary to be administered to my child in the event of accident, injury, sickness, etc., until such time as I may be contacted. If the person designated below can not be contacted, I give my permission for treatment of my child as may be required subsequent to a determination made by the appropriate Magic organization representative or health care professional. This release is effective until revoked, in writing, by me. I also hereby assume responsibility for payment of such treatment.

Acknowledgement
By signing this Code of Conduct, I acknowledge that I have read it in its entirety and commit to adhering to all guidelines. In addition, I accept responsibility for my behaviors and actions and understand that behaviors and actions that do not abide by these guidelines will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including removal from the Minnesota Magic.

 

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