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AVSC Rules & Policies

Art Van Sports Complex Rules & Policies

*for a full listing of park rules and policies, please download .pdf link below

NO ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO PRODUCTS – Absolutely no alcohol or tobacco products will be permitted on the Art Van Sports Complex (AVSC) site.  The AVSC is a smoke/alcohol/tobacco free facility for the benefit of all players and spectators. This rule will be strictly enforced.  Failure to comply with this regulation will result in ejection from the complex.
 
PARKING – There is plenty of parking available for parents and coaches at the AVSC. There will be no parking permitted on any of the access roads within the AVSC.  Parking fees are at the discretion of the Art Van Sports Complex management and/or the tournament host organization.
 
ADMISSION – Gate fees/Admission may be charged at various events at the AVSC. Gate fees/Admission fees are at the discretion of the Art Van Sports Complex management and/or the tournament host organization.
 
PETS – Pets are not permitted at The AVSC.
 
BICYCLES, skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, Heelys (wheeled sneakers) or motorized personal transportation devices (Segway’s) are not allowed on the AVSC property. Personal transportation devices that are needed due to a physical disability will be allowed, please see AVSC staff for any assistance needed.
 
OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES of any kind are not permitted on the Art Van Sports Complex property unless renting picnic pavilion (see homepage for more info).  Outside Food & Beverage will be limited to this area only during the period of your rental and should be placed back in vehicle outside of these times.  Teams that have not reserved the picnic pavilion will be asked to leave this area.
 
TEAM COOLERS ONLY - Teams will be allowed to bring one cooler into their dugout. Spectators will not be allowed to bring coolers into the AVSC.
 
GUM and SEEDS - Gum and seeds are allowed in dugout areas only. Please do not bring gum or seeds on to any of the playing surfaces of the AVSC.  Proper disposal of any chewed gum is required in trash receptacles located within the complex.  Any observance of teams or individuals behaving outside of these requirements may result in ejection from the premises.
 
FACILITY DAMAGE- Teams and individuals will be held responsible for damage to AVSC property.
 
WARMING UP- Teams are not permitted to take batting practice or infield warm-ups in the grass of the playing field.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR - Negative behavior/bad sportsmanship at youth sporting events has become a major issue. The AVSC is not immune as we see coaches and parents that choose to act in a negative manner toward the opposing team or an umpire from time to time. Please remember that the games are for the kids, not the adults, and we expect each adult to set a positive example for the players through their words and actions.  Everyone that attends a tournament is expected to act in a positive manner, no matter the outcome of a play, call by an umpire, or the game itself.

We simply ask the following:        

Let the players play               Let the coaches coach            Let the umpires umpire

EJECTION / SUSPENSION POLICY:

Managers/Coaches: Managers or coaches (or scorekeepers or anyone else that is in the dugout or on the field during a game) that are ejected from a game (either by an umpire or by an AVSC official) must leave the facility immediately and will automatically be suspended for 1 additional game. The Tournament Director may also lengthen the suspension to more games or expulsion from the facility for a period of time.

Players: If a player is ejected from a game they may face further suspension.

Parents / Fans: If a fan or parent is ejected from a game (either by an umpire or an AVSC official), they must leave the facility immediately and will be suspended for the remainder of the event.

GENERAL FAIR PLAY / SPORTMANSHIP: Intentional disregard for the stated rules (or the spirit in which those rules exist) as well as obvious unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated and will place the individuals and/or teams involved at risk for a possible forfeit or banishment from any future AVSC tournaments.

Parents and family guests assume all risk and danger of personal injury, losses, damages to person or property and all hazards arising from or related in any way to the events at The Art Van Sports Complex. The AVSC is private property with 24-hour surveillance and management reserves the right to refuse admission or may eject any person whose conduct is deemed by management to be disorderly or who fails to comply with the rules and regulations of the Art Van Sports Complex.

Please Note:  These rules are not all-inclusive and may be added or amended at any time at the discretion of management. Common sense should be used at all times.   Our goal is for all individuals (players, coaches, parents, and fans) to enjoy their experience at the Art Van Sports Complex.