CODE OF CONDUCT - BC BASEBALL
13.01 BC BASEBALL CODE OF CONDUCT - MANAGERS, COACHES & PLAYERS
BC Baseball is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect. Furthermore, B C Baseball supports equal opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices. Members are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner consistent with the values of B C Baseball. Members may be subject to sanctions according to B C Baseball Discipline Policy for engaging in any of the following behavior:
(A) not complying with the rules, regulations or policies of BC Baseball, as adopted and amended from time to time;
(B) deliberately disregarding the Rules of Baseball as amended from time to time;
(C) verbally or physically abusing an opponent, officials, umpires, spectators, or sponsors;
(D) showing disrespect to officials, including the use of foul language and obscene or offensive gestures;
(E) abusing playing equipment or playing area;
(F) failing to comply with the conditions of entry of an event including any rules with regard to eligibility or advertising;
(G) using tobacco products on-field at any B C baseball sanctioned competition;
(H) any other unreasonable conduct which brings the game into disrepute, including but not limited to, abusive use of alcohol, non-medical use of drugs, use of alcohol by minors.
The B.C.B.A. Code of Conduct shall govern all disciplinary matters to the extent that it conflicts with or augments the Code of Conduct of any Association Note: This code of conduct applies to all sanctioned baseball activities including but not limited to practices, players/coaches watching games as a spectator, and off-field conduct during team sanctioned road trips.
13.02 EXAMPLES OF MINOR INFRACTIONS
(A) a single incident of disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist or sexist comments or behavior directed towards others, including but not limited to peers, opponents, athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, spectators and sponsors;
(B) unsportsmanlike conduct such as angry outbursts or arguing;
(C) non-compliance with the rules and regulations under which B C Baseball events are conducted
13.03 EXAMPLES OF MAJOR INFRACTIONS
(A) repeated incidents or disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist, or sexist, comments or behavior directed towards others, including but not limited to peers, opponents, athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, spectators and sponsors.
(B) playing under an assumed name, falsifying an affidavit or roster, or giving false information to tournament officials;
(C) knowingly participating while ineligible;
(D) knowingly competing with or against players who have been disqualified;
(E) repeated unsportsmanlike conduct such as angry outbursts or arguing;
(F) activities or behavior which interfere with a competition or with any athlete’s preparation for a competition;
(G) pranks, jokes or other activities which endanger the safety of others;
(H) deliberate disregard for the rules and regulations under which B C Baseball events are conducted, whether at the local or provincial level;
(I) abusive use of alcohol where abuse means a level of consumption which impairs the individual ability to speak, walk or drive; causes the individual to behave in a disruptive manner; or interferes with the individual’s ability to perform effectively and safely;
(J) any use of alcohol by minors
(K) any use of illicit drugs and narcotics
(L) use of banned performance enhancing drugs or methods
(M) any physical contact with an umpire or other game official
(N) coaches or associations recruiting players who reside in another association’s territory. Recruiting is defined as any communication with a family regarding another program and/or the opportunity to play in another program.
PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT - BC BASEBALL
13.08 PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Parents and spectators attending B.C.B.A. sanctioned events are expected to role model appropriate behavior for the youth players competing on the field. When conflict situations occur, parents and spectators are expected to resolve the conflict appropriately. Players, coaches, and umpires have the right to participate in the game without being subjected to abuse or distractions from outside the playing field.
Examples of unacceptable behavior include but are not limited to: showing disrespect to umpires, opposing players, coaches, parents, and league administrators including: taunting, insulting language, angry outbursts, gestures, and physical aggression. The consumption of alcohol is not permitted at B.C.B.A. sanctioned games.
Coaches are expected to make their best efforts to ensure these expectations are met by their parents and supporters.
Any parent or spectator that fails to meet these expectations may be asked to leave the area surrounding the field by the umpires. The umpire may speak directly to the individual being asked to leave or may chose to have the appropriate coach communicate this decision to the parent. If a parent or spectator refuses to leave the area surrounding the field the umpire may suspend the game without making any judgment as to the final score, which will be determined by the B.C.B.A.
Any B.C.B.A. director may request that a parent or spectator leave the area surrounding the field of play as per the requirements of Rule 14.
The B.C.B.A. may review any reports submitted in writing regarding unacceptable parent behavior and issue discipline as they feel warranted.