WHBL Code of Conduct
Each of us...is a role model for somebody, and if we aren't, we should behave as though we are - cheerful, kind, loving, courteous. Because you can be sure someone is watching and taking deliberate and diligent notes. -Maya AngelouUpdated Wednesday August 31, 2016 by West Hill Baseball League.
At the West Hill Baseball League, our goal is to establish an environment that is free of harassment, for everyone involved.
Harassment takes many forms but can generally be defined as behaviors, including comments and/or conduct, that are insulting, intimidating, humiliating, hurtful, malicious, degrading or otherwise offensive to an individual or group of individuals or which create an uncomfortable environment.
Everyone involved with the League shall treat everyone else, (including all players, parents, officials, umpires and spectators,) fairly and equitably, by refraining from discriminating against any player with respect to race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, family status, physical or mental disability, gender or sexual orientation.
People who create problems seldom do it intentionally. None of us sets out to create a negative experience for anyone else, but as parents, coaches and players, it can happen. We fully expect that all players, parents, spectators and coaches will at all times treat everyone with respect and exercise self-control.
Following are some guidelines for making our league an even better place to play baseball.
Also, please note that our league’s umpires, who work the games from T-ball through to Peewee, are mostly young people whose task is to officiate the game on the field. Only the team coach or designated team representative may check with umpires to clarify a call or ruling, and must do so only in a respectful manner. Other coaches, participants, parents or team spectators are not at liberty to question and critique umpires. Further, umpires should never have to deal with any rude, abusive or otherwise unacceptable behaviour from players, coaches or parents. As the adults operating the league, we find this intolerable and we will take action up to and including terminating that person’s privilege of attending any West Hill events.
Thank you for helping make our league a better place.