Our ball program requires all participants - and their parents - to exhibit good sportsmanship. The following volunteers took it one step further to ensure everyone could enjoy the games - and not at the expense of others. Thanks for being proactive for the “good of the team”.
Each team should have a “sportsmanship” supervisor. (This is mandatory for all Senior T-Ball, Junior 3-Pitch and Senior 3-Pitch teams. Volunteers fulfilling this role may vary from game to game.)
These volunteers are responsible for reviewing the sportsmanship material and ensuring that all of their team’s players, coaching staff, parents, and other spectators adhere to good sportsmanship guidelines at each game throughout the season and act proactively to deal with any issues that arise. There may be different volunteer(s) fulfilling the role at each game but there must be at least one (except for Blastball and Junior T-Ball leagues) wearing the visibility vest. The Supervisor will introduce themselves to the umpires and the other team's Supervisor and coaches before each game, work with any assigned game officials and provide them with support whether requested or not. (Note: Effective as of 2020, ALL participants are required to sign sportsmanship contracts as part of the registration process so everyone has agreed to exhibit good sportsmanship or be prepared to leave the premises.)
Copies of the contracts are available on the website using the appropriate link:
Supervisors are to be pro-active and act on questionable issues - generally in conjunction with the other team’s Supervisor who is responsible for their own team's behaviour and issues. Supervisors are NOT to be involved with the rules of the game nor their interpretation. They are to deal with behavioural issues (e.g. abuse of officials, delaying tactics, smoking, use of tobacco, language, etc.), and are empowered to eject anyone for unacceptable behaviour (after a warning). While empowered to be anywhere on the field, even during play, their role is generally to watch and enjoy the game. At the game's conclusion, the Supervisors should help pversee any post-game “hand-shakes” and ensure behaviour is appropriate. This now includes health considerations regarding: touching, closeness, etc. in addition toundesirable behavious such as hat-flipping, slapping, flippant or derogatory remarks, etc.). Sportsmanship supervisors confirm that everyone enjoyed the game, including the umpires, and if not, find out why.
People with issues regarding sportsmanship should contact their team’s representative - or become the rep.! IF the issue is with another team then the supervisor should contact the other team’s supervisor directly (and in confidence). A league convenor can coordinate this activity.
As with many other sports associations, we have a ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse policy and a “Tobacco Free” policy, so be visible and pro-active.
The Job: ENSURE EVERYONE ENJOYS THE GAME
2017 Season: Alyshia Cook, Bonnie Buschert, Cara Seiling, Carrie Spence, Chantalle Hepburn, Cherie May, Chris & Jon Arsenault, Corey Hinsperger, Crystal Rousselle, Derek Strassburger, Evelyn Currie, Gail MacKenzie, Kathy Himmelman, Katie Gomes, K. Uuldriks, Kim Furlong, Mike Wilburn, Nicole Cronier, Nicole Wardlaw, Ryan Hagey, Samantha Laflamme, Shyrille Roeder, Tanya Quast, Tiffany Bradley and the others that stepped forward as required.