Calwest and the CMBA take a hard stand against unruly behavior by the parents and spectators at the games. This is a youth organization that promotes healthy competition in the girls and boys divisions. There were several instances last season where game reports were filled out due to inappropriate behavior demonstrated in the game by the spectators and coaches.
Acceptable behavior at the games include:
-Cheering for your team in a respectful manner when they make a good play
-Encouraging your players
Unacceptable behavior at the games include:
-Yelling at officials
-Prompting the officials for certain calls
-Yelling at the players on the floor
-Engaging in argumentative communication with other parents from the other team and your own team
-Overly loud and excessive cheering where the people around you find it obnoxious
-Yelling at either coach
Coaches must also set the example. Yelling, berating and making the players feel inferior is not acceptable. Set goals for your team if your behind or work on different plays if you have a sizable lead. We expect the coaches and bench personnel to maintain a professional standard at practice, on the bench and in team meetings. This would include appropriate clothing and appropriate behavior in front of your teams.
Consequences for unacceptable behavior from the spectators:
Calwest reserves the right to suspend or ban spectators from the games for unacceptable behavior. If your actions are deemed serious enough, your child will no longer be able to participate in the Calwest basketball program.
These are children that we are dealing with and we are the adults. We must remember to set the example at all times.
If there are any incidents before, during, or after the game, you can fill out a game report on the www.cmba.ab.ca website. If you've had officials that have been lacking in knowlege of the game or afriad to blow the whistle, then you can also fill out an 'officials report' on the cmba website. Likewise, if you've had officials that did a good job, you can also fill out an 'officials report'. The cmba and officiating committee will look at all of these reports.