Parent Code of Conduct

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!”
    • “Finally!”
    • “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 scoresheet.
  • 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 this learning.


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