1. Ethical Conduct
Directors must commit to the highest standards of ethical behavior, including honesty, integrity, and fairness. This includes not only in the conduct of ISPS events, but also in interactions with players, coaches, officials, sponsors, and the public.
2. Compliance with Rules and Regulations
Directors are expected to understand and follow all ISPS rules and regulations. This includes staying current with any updates or changes to the rules.
Clear and timely communication is essential. Directors should promptly respond to inquiries from players, coaches, officials, and other stakeholders. They should also effectively communicate any changes to schedules, rules, or other important information.
4. Professional Development
Directors should seek continuous professional development. This could include attending workshops, trainings, or conferences; reading relevant literature; or participating in other activities that enhance their knowledge and skills.
5. Financial Responsibility
Directors are expected to manage the finances of their events responsibly. This includes developing and adhering to budgets, accurately reporting income and expenses, and ensuring that all financial obligations are met in a timely manner.
6. Safety and Risk Management
The safety of all participants is a top priority. Directors should develop and implement safety and risk management plans for their events. This includes ensuring that the playing field and equipment meet ISPS safety standards and that emergency procedures are in place.
7. Conflict Resolution
Directors may need to mediate disputes or conflicts. They should do so in a fair, impartial, and professional manner. If a conflict cannot be resolved at the local level, it may need to be escalated to ISPS headquarters.
8. Promotion of ISPS
Directors should actively promote ISPS and the sport of slow-pitch softball. This could include engaging with local media, maintaining a strong social media presence, and seeking opportunities for outreach and engagement in the community.
9. Event Management
Directors are responsible for the successful planning and execution of ISPS events. This includes coordinating with other staff and volunteers, ensuring that all logistical details are taken care of and that events run smoothly and on schedule.
10. Inclusivity and Respect
Directors should foster an environment of inclusivity and respect. They should ensure that all participants, regardless of age, race, gender, or ability, are treated with dignity and respect.