VYI is committed to the safety and well-being of all athletes who participate in its programs. The most important principal for VYI operations is that any and all forms of physical and sexual abuse and/or misconduct are strictly prohibited. VYI requires the highest standard of integrity for its coaches and administrators to ensure that abuse and misconduct do not occur at any level. No coach of any VYI sport may engage in behaviors that are considered child sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, physical abuse, verbal abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, or physical misconduct. All practices and games must be open to parents. No VYI coach or volunteer should ever be alone with a minor non-family member. Any electronic communication to a player must include another parent or adult. No VYI coach or volunteer may drive a player to an event without written consent of a parent and a second adult being present.