Thinking Spring? Park Forest Baseball Now Taking Online Registration

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Park Forest Baseball is preparing to take the field. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Register here: https://www.pf-baseball.club

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Longing for the crack of the bat? The cheers of the crowd? That little one’s first t-ball hit? Park Forest Baseball is currently taking online registration, and you’ll want to register now. Teams will be “capped” at 12 players.

“For more than 60 years, Park Forest Youth Baseball has been an institution for instilling teamwork, dedication, and camaraderie amongst the children of Park Forest,” Village Manager Tom Mick says. “Teams are now forming for the 2019 season!”

Mr. Mick is a staunch supporter.

PFBB welcomes youth from ages 4-14. A physical copy of a birth certificate is required during the registration process.

As of this writing, only 3 spots remain for the Bronco Division (11-12 years). The Pony Division (13-14 years) currently has a waiting list. Other divisions are currently open.

Park Forest Baseball’s website includes a handy video to guide you through the registration process:

Register here: https://www.pf-baseball.club

That link goes directly to PFBB’s registration page. From there, choose the option desired and register on the site. If you are already registered, sign in at the top of the page.

The organization calls players, coaches, and parents to high standards. There are codes of conduct outlined for each group.

Player Code of Conduct

As a player in Park Forest Baseball, I pledge to be responsible for my behavior and participation by following this Player Code of Conduct:

  • I agree to practice good sportsmanship at all times, which includes winning without boasting and accepting losses with humility.
  • I agree that my head coach and assistant coaches are in charge and I accept their authority.  I will not challenge coaches’ decisions or instruction.
  • I agree to treat teammates, opponents, coaches, fans and umpires positively and with respect.
  • I will support and encourage all of my teammates.
  • I agree to attend and participate in all scheduled games and practices when reasonably possible.
  • I agree to put forth my best effort, without quitting, for the duration of a game, practice or team meeting.
  • I will never throw a bat or equipment or otherwise act out in anger.
  • I agree to know and follow league safety rules to ensure safe and fair play.
  • I agree to exercise self-control at all times, refraining from foul language and setting a positive example for others to follow.

Register here: https://www.pf-baseball.club

Parent Code of Conduct

As a parent responsible for a player in Park Forest Baseball, I pledge to follow this Parent Code of Conduct, designed to support Park Forest Baseball core principles of sportsmanship, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship:

  • I will remember that children participate in sports to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.
  • I will inform the coach of any physical challenge or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
  • I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league and will teach my child to know and play by the rules.
  • I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or team meeting.
  • I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, umpire, coach, player, parent or opponent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.
  • I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well being of the athletes.
  • My child and I will resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • I will ensure that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
  • I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
  • I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, in order to make my child feel like a winner every time.
  • I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit my child as opposed to just winning.
  • I will promote the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.
  • I will respect the officials and their authority during games.
  • I will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game field.  I will speak with coaches about concerns, observations and suggestions at an agreed upon time and place.
  • I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at all sports events.
  • I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.
  • I will know and ensure that my child adheres to the Player Code of Conduct, including the practice of good sportsmanship: winning without boasting and accepting losses with humility.

Register here: https://www.pf-baseball.club

Coach Code of Conduct

As a coach entrusted with leading a team in Park Forest Baseball, I pledge to follow this Coach Code of Conduct, designed to support Park Forest Baseball core principles of sportsmanship, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship:

  • I will remember that children participate in sports to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.
  • I will know of and respect all players’ physical challenges or ailments about which I am informed, discouraging behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well being of the athletes.
  • I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league and will teach players to know and play by the rules.
  • I will be a positive role model for my team’s players and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or team meeting.
  • I will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any board member, official, umpire, coach, player, parent, spectator or opponent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures; or I will not speak negatively about a board member, official, umpire, coach, player, parent, spectator or opponent and will not allow players to do so.  I will respect the officials and their authority during games.
  • I will resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence and will ensure players do the same.
  • I will ensure that players treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
  • I will teach my team that doing one’s best is more important than winning.
  • I will praise players for competing fairly and trying hard.
  • I will never ridicule or yell at any player for making a mistake or losing a game.
  • I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit the team as opposed to just winning.
  • I will promote the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my team to win.
  • I will speak with parents about concerns, observations and suggestions at an agreed upon time and place other than during practices or games.
  • I will demand a sports environment for my team that is free from drugs and alcohol and I will refrain from their use before and during practices, workouts, games and other league events.
  • I will be aware of the potential for favoritism if my child is a player on the team I coach and will take care to ensure fairness.
  • I will not tamper with nor manipulate any league rosters, schedules, draft positions or selections, official score books, rankings, financial records or procedures.
  • I will know and ensure that all players on my team adhere to the Player Code of Conduct, including the practice of good sportsmanship: winning without boasting and accepting losses with humility.
  • I will know and ensure that all parents of players on my team adhere to the Parent Code of Conduct.

These can all be found on PFBB’s website, along with much more information.

Register here: https://www.pf-baseball.club