PMLA Parent and Spectator Conduct Towards
Referees or Other Game Officials
Port Moody Arena has been designated as a venue free from any comments towards or about our referees. NO COMMENTS to
or about the referees will be tolerated.
Parent and spectator conduct policy will apply to both home and visiting teams.
Any and all feedback fans have about the referees is to be channeled through their head coach. Only the coach can
escalate a referee issue.
Port Moody Lacrosse Association is committed to intentional, immediate and significant consequences for parents that
choose to act in appropriately. Examples of inappropriate comments include:
- “It’s about time!”
- “There are two teams on the floor!”
- “Are you blind?”
- “You’ve got to call it both ways”
- “Good call!”
Referees have the authority to issues warnings, have spectators removed from the game and/or suspend a game until such
time as abusive fans have left the building.
If a spectator is asked to leave, it is the head coach’s responsibility to name the person, and have this noted on the
If a parent or spectator has been asked to leave the Port Moody
Arena more than twice in a season, the third occurrence
shall result in that parent/spectator barred from attending for the balance of the season.
Managers/Coaches will educate parents about parent and spectator conduct at a team meeting to be held at the beginning
of the season. A member of the PMLA Executive will attend this mandatory parent meeting for every team to support