CBA strives to not only create a safe and fun environment for our youth baseball programs while developing skills, but also to develop life values. These values include showing respect for coaches, teammates, and game officials (umpires, tournament directors, CBA volunteers, etc.).
In response to incidents across the country involving physically and verbally abusive behavior towards umpires and opposing coaches, CBA is implementing a zero-tolerance policy. This policy will apply to all head coaches, assistant coaches, parents, family members, fans, and players for any abusive threats, language or out of control behavior.
CBA requires all head coaches and assistant coaches to acknowledge reading and understanding the new policy before stepping on the field for their first game. We also encourage each head coach to get signed copies of the parent and player code of conduct policies from the families on their teams.
Other associations are implementing similar policies to address inappropriate behavior at the baseball field. TEBA has established that any coach or parent that is ejected from a game will get an automatic 2 game suspension (present game plus 2 additional games). Local tournament organizations have implemented similar and sometimes harsher suspension policies. This does not supersede the suspension under our zero tolerance policy.
Please help us in setting the right example for all the youth baseball players in our association and in the other associations that we compete against.