General Rules of Play
All KIDSPORTS games are played under the rules of the National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations, except as modified by KIDSPORTS Advisory committees. Each coach receives a list of modifications and minimum player participation requirements before the beginning of each season.
Playing Time Requirements
KIDSPORTS encourages maximum playing time for all participants regardless of skill or experience level. KIDSPORTS policy establishes minimum playing time for each sport and grade level.
KINDERGARTEN-FIFTH ALL PARTICIPANTS 50% MINIMUM
SIXTH-TWELFTH ALL PARTICIPANTS 33% MINIMUM
KIDSPORTS takes violations of player substitution, practice and training rules seriously. Games could be forfeited, causing teams to be eliminated or unable to advance in or to attend KIDSPORTS championship tournaments.
While attending practices and games, only the child who is playing in KIDSPORTS may be dropped off without parental supervision. NO PRACTICE TIMES WILL BE ASSIGNED FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS.
Games in all sports are played on Saturdays all day and on Sundays after 1:00pm. Games in outdoor sports are also played on weekday evenings. KIDSPORTS makes every effort to schedule half of your child's games within your local high school area. There are occasions, due to availability of facilities and scheduling conflicts, that may cause teams to play in other high school areas. All players are expected to get to the game sites early enough to allow for adequate warm up time.
A coach has the authority to establish reasonable disciplinary guidelines and penalties. This may include disciplinary actions against players who will not follow instructions or who willfully disrupt practices, etc. Such action cannot be more severe than seven (7) days suspension from team activities. If a coach desires more severe action, he/she must petition KIDSPORTS staff for variance from this policy. Before any disciplinary action takes place, the player's parents should be notified and given all details.
KIDSPORTS does not encourage coaches or volunteers to provide transportation to games or practice. Personal arrangements must be made between interested parties and at their own risk and discretion. Please do not park on private property.
KIDSPORTS will issue T-shirts to participants on various grade teams. Players will keep their shirts. Some grades may be loaned uniforms from KIDSPORTS as part of their registration fee. Parents and players are jointly responsible for ensuring the return of the uniforms to KIDSPORTS immediately following the team's last game of the season.
Failure to return uniforms in a timely fashion will result in both the financial responsibility to replace the uniform and the loss of eligibility to participate in future KIDSPORTS programs until the uniform is returned or paid for.
NO jewelry, including pierced earrings, may be worn during a game at any time.