Zero Tolerance Policy
In order to maintain civil order within NRYTL 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. NRYTL 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. The board will make the decision about the child/children’s participation.
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 NRYTL Pop Warner events and the individual’s child/children may also be permanently removed from any and all NRYTL 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.