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BYAA Board of Directors

Our Board of Director's meet the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00PM at the Carl Junction Community Center. All parents of BYAA athletes are welcome to attend!

For any questions, call Shawn Leggett at (417) 529-0575

BYAA Board of Directors / Director

Role Name Sport E-Mail Year Phone
President Shawn Leggett Volleyball/Basketball/Soccer 2017 417-529-0575
Vice-President Alvin Peavler 2017 417-434-5135
Treasurer Amy Wrestler 2018
Secretary Donny McDowell Flag Football 2017
Member Zak Porath Baseball 2019 417-434-6374
Member Brandy Miller-Turner CJYC Cheer 2017 417-529-1169
CJHS Athletic Director Rich Neria CJHS Athletic Director 2019
Member Mandy Bauer Softball 2020 417-396-8025
Member Cody Fisher CJYF Tackle Football 2020 417-629-7628

**All Board of Directors are elected to 5 year terms.

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Board Meeting Minutes


These codes reflect the policy of the Bulldog Youth Athletic Association here after referred to as BYAA. They are intended to provide guidance to all those persons who are associated with the BYAA and in particular those responsible for directing their activities. 

The codes are not an exclusive statement for the conduct of the BYAA.

The purposes of the Codes of Conduct are to make the sports more attractive, healthy and a worthwhile activity for children. A very important aspect of the BYAA program is teaching and promoting good sportsmanship. All players, coaches and parents are expected to conduct themselves in a dignified and orderly manner.


No coach, player, parent or spectator may ever address, in a negative way, the umpires or coaches or other players. Use of profanity by a manager, coach, player parent or spectator will not be tolerated. At the coaches, umpires or Board of Directors discretion, the manager, player, spectator or coach, may or may not be warned. If the misbehavior continues, the manager or coach will be requested to leave the grounds, and if such person refuses to leave, the game will be forfeited to the non-offending team.

After receiving a report that a manager, coach, spectator or player has been ejected, the Association’s Board of Directors shall require such manager, coach, spectator or player to appear before the Board of Directors to explain his or her behavior within 5 days. The Board of Directors will notify the ejected person in writing or telephone of the date, time and location of the meeting and so note its notification in its minutes by the secretary. It will be the decision of a quorum of the Board whether to suspend indefinitely or reinstate that manager, coach, spectator or player. In the case of a spectator, he or she will not be allowed on the grounds until reinstated by the Board of Directors.

Uphold all rules and regulations adopted by the BYAA.

There will be no alcoholic beverages on or near league fields.

All decisions made by officials are final.


  • The use of social media is to be a positive outlet to promote players, teammates, teams, clubs and others involved in BYAA. The posting of negative, demeaning or derogatory comments will not be tolerated. These acts shall be considered harassment and may result in the immediate removal from BYAA.
  • ‘Think before you post.’ Never use social media with the intent to initiate, hurt, intimidate, fuel campaigns, voice complaints or humiliate any player, coach, official, or spectator.  
  • It is your responsibility to be respectful at all times on social media. You are expected to show the same respect and regard for people you would when playing, officiating or attending a game, practice or other event.  Additionally, you are accountable for the actions of my child on social media sites. You will stress to your child the importance of proper conduct on these sites and provide parental oversight to prevent any type of cyber-bullying.
  • Always assume the person you are talking or writing about will see what has been said or written. Ensure all comments are factually correct.
  • Do not tolerate or condone poor social media behavior or actions. If you are aware of, or observe poor social media behavior or actions, you will report these concerns directly to the BYAA Board of Directors.
  • Manage your account appropriately. Consider your settings and account options to better control who can access and see your comments. If you are a coach, it is reasonable to expect your players and their parents will look for your Facebook page and will be reading comments if you have not set up your settings to block this. 
  • If you are found to have acted improperly on social media by breaching any of the BYAA Code of Conduct requirements or guidelines you will be required to face a hearing in front of the BYAA Board of Director’s to explain your actions. Through such hearings, disciplinary actions may be imposed such as suspension, deregistration or ban from the BYAA and all activities associated with BYAA.

Once a child is registered for a sport, there are no refunds given. 


  • Remember that children participate in sports for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage your child to participate; do not force them.
  • Focus on the child's efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  • Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or  violence.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skillful plays by all participants.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  • Respect official's decisions and teach children to do likewise. No criticizing, arguing or heckling of any participant.
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Never attempt to enter the field of play. The BYAA will not tolerate parental misconduct of any type.


  • Children participate for fun and enjoyment and winning is only part of their motivation. Never ridicule or yell at players for making mistakes or losing a competition.
  • Make a commitment to providing a quality service to your players by adhering to the following:    
  • Ensure that all players are treated fairly and equally, avoid over playing talented players, all players deserve quality playing and training time regardless of their ability.
  • Display control, respect, dignity and professionalism to all involved - this includes but is not limited to officials, opponents, coaches, administrators, parents, spectators and the media.
  • Encourage your athletes to display the same qualities.
  • Coaches must always promote the positive aspects of the game and reinforce to your players that the rules of the game are mutual agreements, which no one should evade or break.   Coaches must uphold all rules and regulations of the BYAA.
  • Keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and principles of growth and development of young people.
  • Ensure that coaching or training activities take place in a safe environment and are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the players.
  • Show concern and caution towards sick or injured players.
  • No coach may ever address, in a negative way, the coaches or players of the opposing team. Use of profanity by a manager or coach will not be tolerated. At the coaches, umpires or league officials' discretion, the manager or coach may or may not be warned. If the misbehavior continues, the manager or coach will be requested to leave the grounds, and if manager or coach refuses to leave, the game is forfeited.


  • Players play for fun and enjoyment and winning is only a secondary part of playing.
  • Play to the rules of the game, which have been drawn up by mutual agreements, no one should break or evade them.
  • Thank the opposition players, referees and coaches at the end of each game by shaking hands and thanking them for the game.
  • Encourage your own teammates as every player makes mistakes and has his off days.
  • Never abuse anyone or swear in frustration on or off the field of play.