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Smith Road Park - General Rules
To ensure the safety of our children, their parents, and guests, the following rules shall apply at Smith Road Park:

  • There is no smoking in the park
  • All animals, including pocket dogs, are strictly prohibited
  • Roller blades, roller skates, scooters, and skateboards are not permitted in the park
  • Spectators are not permitted to stand behind the backstop during game play
  • There are no pepper games or soft toss allowed
  • The flying of drones or other aircraft is prohibited

Smith Road Park - Home Run Rule

A batted ball will be ruled a home run with the batter hits it on a fly and it:
  • Goes over the fence and hits the net; or
  • Hits the padding on top of the fence and then hits the netting; or
  • Caroms off the outfielder, on a fly, and then hits the netting

SYAG Baseball & Softball Code of Conduct

The following rules apply to all members of the SYAG community, including staff, coaches, players, etc., for all age groups.  Fan adherence to these rules is the team manager's responsibility.  Non-adherence to these rules may result in any or all of the following: ejection, game forfeiture or suspension from SYAG. 

1.    The drinking of alcoholic beverages is not permitted during, after or while leaving any game or sanctioned activity.

2.    The SYAG Baseball & Softball Commissioner must approve all media releases of any kind mentioning SYAG or its members before publication.

3.    The use of physical force or restraint against any SYAG member is strictly prohibited and will result in disciplinary action. 

4.    A manager, coach, player, substitute, attendant or any other bench player shall not:

a.    Deliberately throw a bat, helmet or any other equipment

b.    Call "time" or use any other command or commit any act for the purpose of trying to cause the pitcher to balk.

c.     Use word or act to incite spectators, or use profanity or remarks that reflect upon opposing players, umpires or spectators. 

d.    Use amplifiers or bullhorns on the bench or on the field during the course of the game. 

e.    Have any object in his possession while in the coach's box, other than a scorebook which shall be used for score-keeping purposes only. 

f.      Be outside the vicinity of the designated dugout (bench) area unless he/she is a batter, runner, batter-on-deck, in the coach's box or one of the nine players on defense. 

g.    Verbally abuse or distract in any way the opposing team for the purpose of intimidation.

h.    Verbally abuse, intimidate, raze, bump, hit or charge the umpire. 

i.      Exhibit behavior that is not in accordance with the spirit of fair play. 

j.      Maliciously run into another player. 

k.     Verbally abuse, physically intimidate or contact any SYAG member. 

5.    Pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing, a parent or family member may be required to forfeit their right to attend their child's game. (Only in extreme cases).

6.    Violations of items “4a” or “4i” above shall result in the umpire issuing a warning for the first occurrence.  A second occurrence by any team member will result in the member being ejected from the game.  Furthermore, this player is declared out.  Failure to follow such rules will result in a forfeit by that team.  

7.  Violations of items “4h” or “4k” above shall result in a Commissioner’s Review, which may result in ejection from the team for the remainder of the season, and possibly from all SYAG activities
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