Coach heaping verbal abuse on official
The FCYBL Sportsmanship Committee met on December 8th to discuss three separate incidents; a game suspended due to a fight, a game suspended due to a head coach’s profanity, and another coach who could not refrain from calling the game for the officials.
These are disappointing behaviors. Games suspended, players exposed to bad behaviors, and physical violence.
Therefore, FCYBL has requested our officials make a point of emphasis on our CONDUCT rules to reduce unacceptable behaviors. We’ve asked them to apply the penalties per FCYBL and National Federation High School (NFHS) Bench Technical rules below. Note: Any use of profanity will result in an automatic expulsion.
Section 9 – CONDUCT
9.1.3. IMPROPER CONDUCT PENALTIES
Improper conduct on the part of coaches, players or spectators may result in expulsion from the gym, or in extreme cases, forfeiture of the game.
9.2.1. DEFINITIONS OF OFFENSIVE ACTIONS
No coach, player, parent/guardian or spectator is to:
1) refuse to abide by an official's decision; or
2) be guilty of objectionable demonstration by throwing equipment or any other forceful action: or
3) be guilty of heaping verbal abuse upon an official for any real or imaginary wrong decision or judgment; or
4) be guilty of an abusive verbal attack upon a player, an opposing coach, official or spectator; or
5) at any time, lay hands upon, push, shove or strike an official; or
6) be guilty of physical attack as an aggressor upon any player, opposing coach, official, spectator, Recreation Building Director or school staff.
Section 5 BENCH TECHNICAL
ART. 1 . Commit an unsporting foul. This includes, but is not limited to, acts or conduct such as:
a. Disrespectfully addressing an official.
b. Attempting to influence an official’s decision.
c. Using profane or inappropriate language or obscene gestures.
d. Disrespectfully addressing, baiting or taunting an opponent.
NOTE: The NFHS disapproves of any form of taunting which is intended or designed to embarrass, ridicule or demean others under any circumstances including on the basis of race, religion, gender or national origin.
e. Objecting to an official’s decision by rising from the bench or using gestures.