Zero Tolerance Policy

In order to maintain civil order within Oceanside Pop Warner and ensure that all participants have the
benefit of a safe and fun learning environment, all parents, guardians and other adults and attendees of
Pop Warner events, including but not limited to practices, competitions, and banquets, must behave
accordingly in a respectful courteous and sportsmanlike manner at all times.

Any adult who is using alcohol, tobacco or non-prescription drugs and/or appears intoxicated at a Pop
Warner event, practice or competition, and/or who is flagrantly rude, attempts to intimidate, verbally
abuse, heckles, taunts, ridicules, boos, throws objects and/or uses vulgarity or profane
language/gestures with a referee, official coach, volunteer, staff member, participant or other event
attendee, will be asked to leave a Pop Warner event and receive a 1 week suspension. Oceanside Pop
Warner will provide a written statement to the individual regarding the misbehavior and the suspension.
The adult’s child/children may also be removed from the event. Any adult, who commits one of the
above stated offenses a second time, will be banned from any and all Pop Warner events for a period of
one year from the date of the second offense, and their child/children may also be removed from the
program(s) for that time period.

Any adult who physically assaults a referee, official, official coach, volunteer, staff member or
participant will be permanently banned from any and all Pop Warner events from the date of the
offense, and their child/children may also be removed from any and all Pop Warner programs for that
same period of time. Any adult who threatens grave bodily harm WILL BE​ banned for one year from any
Pop Warner events from the date of the offense, and their child/children may also be removed from any
and all Pop Warner programs for that same period of time. If after the ban has expired, if the individual
commits another offense of the adult code of conduct, the individual will be permanently banned from
any and all Oceanside Pop Warner events and the individual’s child/children may also be permanently
removed from any and all Oceanside Pop Warner programs.

The term physical assault includes, but is not limited to: hitting, slapping, pushing, spitting, kicking or
striking in any way with any part of the body or any physical implement.

 

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