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