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12 Appendix 2: Code of Conduct


All Belleville Mixed Slo-Pitch League participants are expected, at all times, to display respect for the rights, dignity and worth of other league members, officials, and spectators, and to treat everyone equally regardless of gender, ethnic origin, religion or ability.


This will be demonstrated by following the Code of Conduct.

  • No League Member or Fan will conduct themselves in behaviour contrary to this code, whether on and off the field.
  • No League Member or Fan will refuse to abide by an official's decision, or in any way threaten an official, or at any time lay a hand upon an official, or kick dirt or any other matter on the official, or attempt to cause physical contact with an official while discussing a decision.
  • No League Member or Fan will use any form of personal abuse (including verbal, physical and emotional abuse) towards other league members, officials, spectators or anyone else.
  • No League Member or Fan will make any disparaging remarks or actions towards other league members, officials, spectators and anyone else.
  • No League Member or Fan will react in a violent manner to any incident, nor use any form of profane, vulgar, obscene or abusive language or gestures, whether it be directed at an official, opponent, playing colleague, or spectator. Neither will they tolerate profane, vulgar, obscene or abusive language or gestures from any supporters and other members of their team.
  • No League Member or Fan will use intimidating or threatening behaviour towards officials, opponents, or spectators nor will they permit any others to openly or maliciously criticize, harass, or threaten an official.
  • No League Member or Fan will make objectionable demonstrations by throwing bats, gloves or other equipment in a forceful manner.
  • No League Member or Fan will discuss publicly with participants and spectators in a derogatory or abusive manner any decision by the officials or any opinions of players.
  • No League Member or Fan will cause the destruction of property belonging to others.
  • No League Member or Fan will use any intoxicating substances during the course of the game, or appear to be in an intoxicated condition.
  • No League Member or Fan will harass, heckle, insult, jeer, or use verbal tactics to embarrass or insult a league representative, or other league member at the site before, during or after a game.
  • No League Member or person involved with any team in any capacity will make derogatory, disdainful, disparaging comments or remarks regarding any connected to the league on any public forum, message board or bulletin board.
  • No League Member will use any improper and unapproved equipment.
  • No League Member or Fan will give false or misleading information or fail to cooperate with a legitimate request from a BMSPL executive in the discharge of his/her official duties.
  • No League Member or Fan when requested by the game official, will refuse to assist him/her in the enforcement of this Code of Conduct and the control of players making threats.
  • No League Member or Fan will engage in a continuous verbal attack upon an official, other league member or spectator after they have been ejected from a game.


Failure to adhere to this code of conduct could result in removal from the league.