Referee Abuse Policy
Referees are a very important part of the club. Without referees we cannot play the game we all love. It is very important to develop, mentor and support our referees as we do the players and coaches. At CMFSC we take our referee program very seriously and have a zero-tolerance policy towards any kind of Referee abuse.
Reported abuse of referees will result in the following:
- 1st offence: 1 game suspension
- 2nd offence: 4 game suspension
- 3rd offence: removal from coaching position
These offences will not be appealed because if the referee feels that it is necessary to write and submit a report, they must have felt strongly enough about the inappropriate behaviour displayed. It is important that we ensure that we DO NOT question or provide feedback to any of the referees during the game or after the game. This is an important point to ensure that your parents also understand. Remember these referees may only be 12-14 years old.
Feedback on a referee's performance is to be provided by team officials through the referee evaluation form. Please use this form when you have a positive experience with a referee as well!