Our goal is to provide the citizens of the City of Vermilion with a wide variety of recreational programs and opportunities year-round.
Responsibilities of an Athlete
- Always play as a team; win as a team, lose as a team.
- NEVER criticize the officials, opposing team, its players, coaches, or fans by words or gestures.
- Treat all members of your team (including coaches) with the same respect you would like to be treated.
- Respect your coach’s placement of athletes on the field/court. Refrain from telling teammates where you feel they should be.
- NEVER argue with an umpire/referee about the accuracy of a call.
- Refrain from commenting on the ability of other players, whether they are on your team or the opposing team.
- Be on time for games and practices. Be properly and safely dressed and prepared to play.
- The use of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco is prohibited.
- When playing a game, it is required you stay in the bench area if you are not on the field/court.
- Throwing equipment is prohibited.
- Avoid focusing on winning and losing. Remember that the main purposes for playing at this level are to have fun, learn to play in a team setting and develop important skills to be used later on.
Responsibilities of a Parent
Parents play a crucial role in the lives of their children. Because of this, it is important you set an example of expected behavior in everything your child does. The following is a list of parental responsibilities:
- Be sure your child is to his/her practice and games on time and that he/she is prepared to play.
- NEVER lead your child to believe it is acceptable to make fun of or criticize another player or team.
- Emphasize the importance of team unity, as well as respect for the other players and coaches.
- NEVER argue with an umpire/referee, coach, or other parent in front of your child. Children are easily influenced and will follow
this bad example.
- Emphasize the importance of playing to have fun, rather than focusing on the prospect of winning or losing.
- Maintain your child’s uniform and teach them to treat the equipment as if it were their own.
- Demonstrate a positive attitude throughout the season. Remember, actions speak louder than words.
Please help the youth of our community by sponsoring a baseball or softball team or by making a donation towards our other programs. We are in need of sponsors for all our programs, including our ball teams, Kid Kamp, and Movies in the Park. Team sponsorships are $150 each, $125 each for 2, or $100 each for 3 or more. Movies in the Park are $300 each as a sole sponsor or you may make any donation you feel comfortable with and be listed as a contributing sponsor. Donations to the Kid Kamp program help offset expenses and permit us to offer this valuable play and craft program to the younger members of our community. Any help you can give is appreciated!