CYBSA Conduct Expectations for Coaches

Cohasset Youth Baseball and Softball Association
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Formerly overseeing global distribution strategy at BNY Mellon Investment Management, Scott Bushley became a partner and head of finance and business operations at Granite Point Capital in 2018. Beyond his professional endeavors, Scott Bushley is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cohasset Youth Baseball and Softball Association (CYBSA).

In order to promote and protect positive values of fair play, teamwork, and sportsmanship, the CYBSA maintains a code of conduct that guides coach interactions with players, opposing coaches, umpires, and even parents and fans. When interacting with players, coaches are prohibited from yelling or using laudatory language. Coaches can discipline players by restricting them to the dugout or dismissing them from games or practice. Players can even be removed from a team if warranted and with approval from the CYBSA Board of Directors.

Yelling from the dugout at opposing coaches is also prohibited. Coaches should only address each other between innings and in the presence of the umpire. Moreover, they should only address umpires in a respectful manner between innings and with their permission. Finally, coaches should ignore comments from parents or fans during the game and use appropriate language when speaking with them following the game.