Zero Tolerance. Training for everyone involved in Softball in Victoria. Introduction. The association recognises the importance of providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all who participate in or support softball in Victoria.
Training for everyone involved in Softball in Victoria
The association recognises the importance of providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all who participate in or support softball in Victoria.
It also recognises that on, and off, the diamond behaviour reflects not only on individuals, but also the team, club, association and particularly the game of softball.
The association will not tolerate unsportsmanlike behaviour in any of its forms.
The Zero Tolerance policy is a collaborative effort between the association, umpires, players and coaches.
This presentation provides a summary of the regulations - for the full details, please read the judiciary regulations.
This presentation is separated into different sections:
The objectives of Zero Tolerance are to:
Zero Tolerance applies to:-
Unsportsmanlike behaviour brings the game of softball into disrepute and individuals as per clause A1c shall be expected to abide by the Codes of Ethics and not involve themselves in unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Unsportsmanlike behaviour, applicable to both the instigation of and response to any incident, will include, but not be limited to:
This is the end of the formal part of the presentation.
In the next section, we’ll provide some insight into what the policy means from the perspective of various groups involved in the game.
We know that it will take some time for some associations to understand what the policy means. For now, it’s enough to understand the intent of the policy – which is to make sure that ALL participants enjoy participating in our sport.
What’s your part in this? Imagine that your actions on or off the diamond made it into the newspaper the next day for everyone to read. Would you be proud or embarrassed? What would your kids, workmates or employer think?