S.A.N.C.R.A. Code of Conduct

  1. NO PARTICIPANT OR SPECTATOR SHALL ​ be guilty of a physical attack, lay a hand upon, push, shove, strike or kick an official, participant, coach, agency representative, manager, or another spectator.  Officials are required to immediately suspend participant from further play and report participant to League Director.  The participant shall remain suspended until his/her case is considered by the League Director.
    MINIMUM PENALTY:  Suspension from one (1) league game and placed on probation for the remainder of season.
    MAXIMUM PENALTY:   Lifetime suspension and/or felonious assault charges filed.(CA Penal Code Sec. 243.8)
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  2. NO PARTICIPANT SHALL ​be guilty of leaving his or her offensive, defensive position or respective dugout areas to further incite any verbal or physical confrontation between players on the field or court.
    MINIMUM PENALTY: Immediate ejection with possible further sanctions dispensed by league office.
    NOTE: In the event said player(s) cannot be identified, the first, second, third, etc. Player(s) in the line­up are subject to
    being removed from the game.
    MAXIMUM PENALTY: Forfeiture and/or double forfeiture of game and player suspensions as determined by league
    office up to life and/or felonious assault charges filed.
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  3. NO PARTICIPANT OR SPECTATOR SHALL ​ be guilty of damaging or defacing agency, school district or sanctioned facilities.  Officials or agency representative are required to immediately suspend the individual and report the incident to League Director.
    MINIMUM PENALTY:  Suspension from further play until financial responsibility is met by individual and/or team AND            probation for remainder of the season.
    MAXIMUM PENALTY:  Lifetime suspension.
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  4. NO PARTICIPANT SHALL ​ be guilty of an abusive verbal attack, ​including “trash talking” or taunting any participant,official,    agency representative, or spectator.  Officials are required to immediately suspend the participant from further play.  The infraction will be reported to the League Director.  This violation additionally includes “after the incident” communication or correspondence in follow up discussions.
    MINIMUM PENALTY:   One (1) game suspension.
    MAXIMUM PENALTY:  Four (4) game suspension and/or one year from the time of incident.
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  5. NO PARTICIPANT SHALL ​use deliberately rough tactics during a game against the body and person of an opposing participant.  Officials are required to immediately suspend participant from further play and report incident to League Director.
    MINIMUM PENALTY:   Removal from the game.
    MAXIMUM PENALTY:  Suspended for one year from the time of incident.
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  6. NO PARTICIPANT SHALL ​refuse to abide by an official’s decision or be guilty of verbal or forceful demonstrations of dissent to an official’s decision.  The degree of infraction shall, in the official’s judgment, draw:
    MINIMUM PENALTY:   Removal from the game.
    MAXIMUM PENALTY:  Suspended for one year from the time of incident.
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  7. NO PARTICIPANT SHALL ​be guilty of intentionally throwing a bat or item of playing equipment. Officials are required to immediately suspend the participant from further play and report such player to the League Director.
    MINIMUM PENALTY:   One (1) game suspension.
    MAXIMUM PENALTY:  Suspended for one year from the time of incident.
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  8. NO PARTICIPANT SHALL appear in, on or around a facility at any time under the influence or in possession of a controlled substance, or in an intoxicated condition.  Officials are required to suspend participant from further play and report such player to the League Director.
    MINIMUM PENALTY:   Suspension from two (2) league games & placed on probation for rest of season.
    MAXIMUM PENALTY:  Suspended for one year from the time of incident.
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  9. NO TEAM OR TEAMS SHALL engage in physical aggression upon each other, officials, agency representatives, field supervisors, or spectators.  Officials shall immediately suspend play and report, in writing, the incident to the League Director.  Decision by League Director shall involve:
    MINIMUM PENALTY:   Forfeiture of game by one or both teams involved with suspension of one additional game and probation of one year from the time of incident.
    MAXIMUM PENALTY:  Dropping of one or both teams from SANCRA member leagues for life.
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  10. NO MANAGER, PARTICIPANT, CAPTAIN, OR TEAM REPRESENTATIVE SHALL ​at any time be guilty of utilizing a non­roster or ineligible participant; or falsify the identification or age of any participant or person on an official league or tournament sports roster.  Such falsification, intentional or otherwise, and with or without that participant or person’s knowledge, shall be just cause for disciplinary action. The infraction will be reported to the League Director.
    MINIMUM PENALTY:   One year probation from time of incident.
    MAXIMUM PENALTY:  One year suspension from time of incident.
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  11. NO MANAGER, TEAM REPRESENTATIVE OR PARTICIPANT SHALL ​at any time use illegal equipment (i.e altered, ASA banned or illegal bat; metal cleats; exposed, dangerous jewelry).
    MINIMUM PENALTY:  Immediate ejection from the game AND one (1) game suspension.
    MAXIMUM PENALTY: Lifetime suspension.
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  12. NO MANAGER, TEAM REPRESENTATIVE OR PARTICIPANT SHALL ​at any time, commit a fraudulent act (including gambling upon any play or outcome of any game) concerning any organized SANCRA event, function or sports tournament.  Such act shall be cause for disciplinary action.
    MINIMUM PENALTY:   Probation for the remainder of the season.
    MAXIMUM PENALTY:  Suspended for one year from the time of incident.
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  13. EACH TEAM  MEMBER IS RESPONSIBLE ​to insure that payments made to SANCRA, ASA, or member cities (i.e. entry fees, tournament fees, facility costs, etc.), are valid and any costs incurred due to insufficient funds are the entire team’s responsibility.
    MINIMUM PENALTY:   Suspension of further play until financial responsibility is met.
    MAXIMUM PENALTY:  Lifetime suspension.
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