The Calgary Minor Softball Association (CMSA) Executive, Board of Governors and Committee Executive are dedicated to providing a fun, safe and abuse-free sporting experience to all minor-aged players in our city-wide league. They also extend this commitment to all coaches, team representatives, league chairmen, program co-coordinators, umpires, umpire assignors and office staff. Unacceptable Behavior towards any Calgary Minor Softball Association member who is trying to fulfill their duties or any player on or off the playing field will not be tolerated.
Definition: Unacceptable Behavior
“An individual is considered to be displaying unacceptable behaviour if they are verbally or physically harassing and/or abusing any coach, player, certified or volunteer umpire, league volunteer, office staff or spectator”
It is the responsibility of any community representative, parent, coach, player or official to report any incident of abuse or harassment to the Calgary Minor Softball Association Executive Director where this information will be passed along to the Disciplinary Committee. This is to be the start and implementation of the Appeals, Discipline and Suspension Policy. It is not the responsibility of any parent, coach, player or official to take matters into their own hands. Once the incident has been reported to the Calgary Minor Softball office (Appeals, Discipline and Suspension Committee) within 24 hours the policy process will then begin.
Coaches, Players, Spectators will be required by the Calgary Minor Softball Association to leave the playing field if they are involved with any of the following acts:
In addition to being dismissed from the game, a one week suspension (or more) may be assigned by the Calgary Minor Softball Association Discipline Committee to the involved player, team, coach, and parent.
Threats to be sued
In order that the game of Softball, as controlled by Calgary Minor Softball and its affiliated members shall not be affected by financial interest, any appeal to courts of law, or to a lawyer in anticipation of legal action, BEFORE all processes of appeal through Calgary Minor Softball and if applicable, through Softball Alberta and Softball Canada are exhausted, shall be deemed unsportsmanlike conduct. Any team, manager, coaches, parent, player or umpire who resorts to such procedure shall automatically and immediately be suspended from all privileges and affiliations with Calgary Minor Softball and Associated Leagues.