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Corrective Action Policy
HARTFORD PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
CORRECTIVE ACTION POLICY
Players who fail to adhere to the Code of Conduct or do not live up to their responsibilities or expectations will be subject to disciplinary action. Hartford Parks & Recreation does not want chronic behavior issues from a player to negatively impact the experience for the other children in the programs. Therefore, Hartford Parks & Recreation has instituted a Corrective Action Policy to establish appropriate consequences for inappropriate behavior.
The Corrective Action Policy is a guide to assist coaches and Hartford Parks & Recreation run a quality program.
The Corrective Action Policy is a 4-step system designed to forgive a mistake but to firmly address chronic misbehavior.
For violations of the Code of Conduct or Expectations, these steps will be followed:
Step 1 – Verbal Warning Coach will discuss undesirable conduct with player and parents and stress that this behavior will not be tolerated.
Step 2 – Period Suspension Coach will bench the offending player for 1 period/Quarter of time during a game when he/she should be playing. Coach will inform the Recreation Department Staff of the problem and why the child is sitting out 1 game period.
Step 3 – Game Suspension Coach will bench the offending player for 1 entire game when he/she should be playing. Coach will inform the Recreation Department Staff of the 3rd offense, at which time the player and the parent(s) must attend a meeting with the Coach and Recreation Department Staff before the player is allowed to resume playing. The player will be warned that the next offense will result in his/her expulsion from the league.
Step 4 – Expulsion The participant on the 4th offense will be expelled from the league and no refund will be given. The parent will then have to make a formal request to be re-instated into this league. The child and parent(s) will then have to meet with the Recreation Director prior to the start of the season to determine if the child is capable of playing within the guidelines of this program.
These guidelines are not absolute in dealing with behavioral problems. Severe situations could merit harsher sanctions against participant.