The Code of Conduct is the minimum standard expected of all players, coaches, parents and umpires when representing the WMBA in any level of participation.
1.1. The actions and conduct of Players, Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Scorekeepers, Umpires and League Officials must be above reproach. All Coaches and Executives MUST be police screened.
1.2. The use of tobacco or alcoholic beverages in any form is prohibited on the playing field including the benches.
1.3. Players, Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Managers, spectators are not to deliberately harass or direct any discourteous remarks at the officials or any member of the opposing team.
1.4. Teams shall shake hands at the end of every game.
1.5. Players, Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Managers, spectators engaging or persisting in poor conduct contrary to the spirit principles and objectives of good sportsmanship in baseball shall receive a single warning from the umpire. If the offence or offences continue, the offender or offenders will be removed from the game.
1.6. Anyone removed from the game must leave the playing field and spectator area. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the game. The umpire shall file a report of any removal with the convener. Further penalties may be imposed by the WMBA Executive following a disciplinary hearing.
1.7. Harassment of umpires will not be tolerated at any time.
1.8. The City of Hamilton’s ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY is posted at all parks. There is a minimum 2 month suspension for any act of / or threat of physical or verbal violence or abuse. This includes any overt activity aimed at intimidating persons including racial or ethnic slurs.
Please see the City of Hamilton's Zero Tolerance Policy for Violence in Recreational Properties & Facilities.