Support Your Officials Campaign
Officials and TCS staff will have an expanded commitment to enforce good behavior through:
- Ejecting parents, coaches and possibly their respective players when parents demonstrate bad behavior (i.e. parents could cause coaches and/or players to be ejected).
- Forfeiting the game if the coach can’t help the parent(s) to demonstrate good behavior.
- Removing coaches or parents for the entire event for confrontations in-game or post-game.
Why is TCS doing this? Two main reasons:
- To improve the player experience with respectful behavior in the stands.
- Officials are in a major shortage, partly because of bad behavior by parents and coaches.
Can I still debate a call with the official?
Are you a head coach? Then yes, go for it. Do it in a positive manner and not to ridicule or belittle the official. If you’re a parent then please enjoy the game and don’t confront the official.
What is considered bad behavior?
- Verbal or physical abuse
- Foul or profane language
- Relentless questioning and ridicule of the official
We know that you don’t always agree with the official and we acknowledge that they make mistakes. That said, sports officials rarely, if ever, determine the outcome of a game. Players and coaches cause the true outcome of a game.
Triple Crown’s purpose is to “bring athletes and families together in competition and create experiences that embed lasting lifetime valued memories”. Our “Respect of All” value says that there’s “no grunts, no servants and we’re all equal, real people”. These two guiding principles lead us to the decision to crack down on poor treatment of officials and we’re excited to improve the youth experience.
Thank you and enjoy the game,
Triple Crown Sports, Inc.