League Information

RYPB Bylaws
Registration Info
RPYB Boundary Map
Field Location Maps
Directions to Ciavarella
Board of Directors
Sportsmanship Code
Code of Conduct
Field Status Info
Team Parent Duties
Field Prep Duties
All-Star Tournament
Uniform Policy
Coach's Application & Coach's Oath

Game & Practice Field Locations

Directions to Ciavarella

From Highway 50
Highway 50 to Howe Ave/Power Inn Rd, proceed North
North on Howe Ave to Fair Oaks Blvd, turn left (or West) on Fair Oaks Blvd
On Fair Oaks Blvd, stay in the right lane over the bridge and continue straight to the first light, turn right on Carlson Drive
On Carlson Drive, turn left at the second stop sign on Moddison Ave.
Continue on Moddison 1.2 miles and the field will be on your left.

From Business 80 in Downtown Sacramento
Take the H Street exit and head East about 3.5 miles to Carlson Drive (the front entrance to Sac. State University), stay in the far left lane and turn left on Carlson Drive
On Carlson Drive, turn left at the second stop sign on Moddison Ave.
Continue on Moddison 1.2 miles and the field will be on your left.

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Sportsmanship Code

• Develop a strong, clean, healthy body, mind and soul.
• Develop a strong urge for sportsmanlike conduct.
• Develop understanding of and respect for the RULES.
• Develop courage in defeat; tolerance and modesty in victory.
• Develop control over emotions and speech.
• Develop spirit of cooperation and team play.
• Develop into real, true CITIZENS.

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Code of Conduct

GIVE THE SPORTS (AND THE FUN) BACK TO THE CHILDREN
The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation has a code of conduct for youth sports:

1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.
2. I will remember that children participate to have fun, and the game is for youth, not
adults.
3. I (and my guests) will be positive role models for my child, and encourage
sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy – and by demonstrating positive
support for all players, coaches, officials, and spectators at every game, practice
or other sporting event.
4. I (and my guests) will not engage in any un sportsmanlikeconduct with any official,
coach, player or parent such as booing and taunting, refusing to shake hands or using
profane language or gestures.
5. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to
hostility.
6. I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my
child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
7. I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participant for making a mistake or
losing a competition.
8. I will emphasize skill development and practices, and how they benefit my child, over
winning. I will also de-emphasize games and competition in the lower age groups.
9. I will promote the emotional and physical well being of the athletes ahead of any
personal desire I may have for my child to win.
10. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question,
discuss, or confront coaches at the game field, and will take time to speak with
coaches at an agreed upon time and place.
11. I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices
unless I am an official coach.

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Team Parent Duties

The team parent fulfills a very important role on every baseball team by disseminating
information and keeping the team organized. A good team parent can make life much easier for managers, coaches, parents and players alike. The following is a list of some of the duties a team parent might encounter:

• Ensure all shifts are covered on the Snack Shack work schedule. You
must provide a schedule with names and phone numbers of volunteers to the
concessions director at least two weeks prior to your scheduled time;

• Distribute Hit-A-Thon pledge forms to each player; assist with tallying scores and
amounts at the Hit-A-Thon; ensure pledge money is returned to the 2nd vice-president
by the deadline;

• Advise players of date and time of team photos; distribute envelopes for extra photo
orders; distribute team photos to each player;

• Help make phone calls to advise of practices, games, Broken Bat Ball, Picnic Day, etc.;

• Organize the end of the season team party. This may include collecting donations
for manager and coach gifts and player awards if deemed appropriate. Players on the
winning team in each division (except T-Ball) will receive a trophy provided by the
league. The league also provides All-Star trophies;

• Assist with the return of each player’s uniform shirt (except T-Ball) to the equipment
manager at the end of your team’s season.

• Other duties as required (the scariest part of all). This may include driving players to practices and games; decorating the Opening Day float; getting ice; or running errands.

Don’t let this list scare you. Being a team parent is a very rewarding job that allows you to help the team and get to know all the players and their families. Many times, the manager or coach will do some of these duties. Use this list as a guideline of some of the duties to expect and enjoy.

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Pre-Game and Post-Game Field Prep Duties


It's the responsibility of all managers and coaches of BOTH TEAMS.

Ciavarella Field:

All Teams will enter through the left field fence and warm up by the batting cage no exceptions!

Pre-Game
1.   Remove the pitcher's mound cover and home plate cover, fold, and place outside fence.
2.   Sweep the dirt off the edges of the infield grass into the dirt of the infield, the base
lines, and the pitcher's mound.
3.   Water the infield, pitcher's mound and home plate area.
4.   Rake the pitcher's mound, home plate, 1st base line, 3rd base line, and sliding areas
around all bases. Then drag the infield with the pull screens.
5.   Chalk the base line and batter's box.  To make a straight base line, stretch string from
backside point of home plate past the bases and into the outfield.
6.   Remove plugs of the base anchors and lay the bases down.
7.   Turn on the scoreboard if you wish to use it.
Post Game
1.     Remove your team's equipment from the field and clean the dugouts ASAP so the next team can play.
2.     Sweep the dirt off the edges of the infield grass into the dirt of the infield, the base
lines and the pitcher's mound.
3.     Water the infield, pitcher's mound and home plate area.
4.     Rake the pitcher's mound, home plate, 1st base line, 3rd base line, and sliding areas
around all bases. Then drag the infield with the pull screens.
5.     Turn off the scoreboard if it's on.
6.     Empty the trashcans into the dumpster by the snack shack and reline the trashcans. (Liners are in the snack shack.)

Last Game/Closing The Park
7.     Put the bases away and place plugs back into the base anchors.
8.     All field equipment is to be placed neatly into the equipment shed.
9.     Replace the pitcher's mound cover over the mound
10.  Clean the dugout, and scorer's box. Police the grounds. Empty the trash cans into the dumpster by the snack shack and reline the trashcans. (Liners are in the snack shack.)
11.  Lock up the field, batting cage , outfield gates, bathrooms, equipment shed, large garbage bin behind snack shack, both gates to the field, and scorer's box.

NOTE:  During any weekday game, the coaching staffs will need to complete both the pre-game and the post-game duties.  In between games on the weekends, pre-game items 2, 3, 4 and 5 and post-game items 1,2,3,4,5, and 6 must be completed.

T-Ball Field:

Pre- Game
1.  Water the field, Rake home plate, 1st base line, 3rd base line, and sliding areas around all bases
2.   Then drag the infield with the pull screens.
3.  Chalk the base line and batter's box
4.   Remove plugs of the base anchors and lay the bases down

Post Game
1.   Remove your team's equipment from the field and clean the dugouts ASAP.
2.   Water the infield
3.   Then drag the infield with the pull screens.
All field equipment is to be placed neatly into the equipment shed by 1st base dugout.

Last Game/Closing The Park
1.   Clean the dugout, the scorer's box, police the grounds, empty the trashcans into the dumpster by the snack shack and reline the trashcans. (Liners are in the snack shack.)
2.  Lock up the field, batting cage, outfield gates, bathrooms, equipment shed, large
garbage bin behind snack shack, both gates to the field, and scorer's box.

Caleb Duties

Before
the game both teams set up the pitching machine , put down the bases, and rake the pitcher's mound, home plate , 1st base line, 3rd base line, and sliding areas around all bases. Then both teams drag the dirt portion of the infield with the pull screen and line the base line and batter's box.

After the game, both teams return the pitching machine, bases, power cord and all other equipment to the lock box.

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Uniform Policy

River Park Baseball provides authentic uniform shirts for players in the major, minor, and rookie levels. Uniform shirts must be worn to all league games and should be worn only to league games in order to preserve them. Uniform shirts damaged outside of regular league play, must be satisfactorily repaired or replaced by the player's parents or guardian.

The authentic uniform shirts are loaned to players for the duration of the season and must be returned at the end of the player's last league game. Please be prepared to turn in your player's uniform shirt at their last game by bringing a shirt for them to wear home. Players are provided socks and hats which they may keep. T-ball players may keep their uniforms.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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