Code of Conduct

Updated Friday April 7, 2017 by Michael Wheeler .

Wyandotte County Panthers Youth Football and Cheer Association is a youth football & cheer program that uses sports as a vehicle to teach the skills of football, cheer and sportsmanship in a safe and enjoyable environment.  All spectators at all practices, games and all WYCO Panthers events are expected to conduct themselves in such a way that promotes the general theme of WYCO Panthers.   Below are some general rules and policies of WYCO Panthers as it relates to general Code of Conduct

The WYCO Panthers practice sites and all location where events are held for WYCO Panthers are non-smoking, and alcohol free areas.  All events must be treated as such unless otherwise specified.  All spectators at all events will adhere to this policy.

Coaches, players, referees and recognized personnel are the ONLY people allowed on game and practice fields.  All others must obtain permission by the Head Coach, designated Head Coach or League Official before accessing any game or practice field.

Parents or guardians of players will inform coaches of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of the player or safety of others.

All parents, guardians and spectators will be positive role models for all 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 other WYCO Panthers event.

It is expected that all spectators will respect officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.

Behavior that is deemed unsportsmanlike in the judgment of any game official or coach may lead to any or all of the following actions in any order:

·         A warning

·         A penalty assessed to the team

·         An ejection from the property.  If an ejection occurs the spectator must leave the facility as directed by the game official.  The game will not proceed until the spectator leaves the facility.  Failure to do so may suspend the contest and may lead to additional actions as seen fit by WYCO Panthers to insure the safety of players, coaches and all spectators.

It is unacceptable to ridicule or yell at any player or coach for making a mistake or losing a competition regardless of the relationship with the player or coach.