NPTC Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

In order to ensure safety and a positive experience for all, parents, athletes & volunteers must adhere to the following:

  • Demonstrate respect for teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials.
  • Come prepared and on time for practice and meets.
  • No hitting, rough housing, or violation of personal space will be tolerated.
  • Throwing objects is prohibited.
  • No climbing of fences, bleachers, or equipment.
  • Property and equipment must not be defaced,
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco are prohibited.
  • Swearing is prohibited.
  • Only Newbury Park Track Club staff, coaches, and athletes are allowed on the track during practice.

In addition, parents and other adults are required to adhere to the following:

Setting a good example for the athletes involved in our program is much more important than the outcome of any of the races and field events conducted during the season.  Parents should approach our program with the attitude that it is conducted by unpaid volunteers for the benefit of all the kids including theirs.  Newbury Park Track Club follows conduct guidelines set forth by our governing Conference (VCYTC), and that VCYTC’s rules of conduct for competition apply in any and all Newbury Park Track Club sponsored functions.

Those not adhering to the rules will be warned by the NPTC staff.  In the case of athlete misbehavior, the coach and/or the NPTC Board President will attempt to discuss the matter with the athlete’s parents.  To ensure the safety of the other athletes, any violation of the rules above could result in suspension and/or expulsion from the NPTC program. In such a case, no refunds will be issued.