To all adults involved in the upcoming BDL tournaments as coaches, parents, and/or fans,
Throughout the 2019-20 Badger Developmental League Boys & Girls basketball season, there have been a number of impermissible interactions reported to us among coaches, spectators, game officials and participants. We are currently amidst the unfortunate process of investigating incidents from last weekend's end-of-season girls tournaments involving ejections of coaches, spectators and players.
From experience, end-of-season tournament play includes the most tightly-contested games of the entire season. While we anticipate the intensified competition on the court over the next month of games, we would like to send a reminder about the expected behaviors of all involved.
According to BDL rules -Badger Developmental League maintains the expectation that all coaches model exemplary conduct at all times. Teach without yelling, screaming, swearing, demeaning and/or bullying. Exercise self-restraint and tactfulness with all persons participating in and/or watching the game.
Coaches maintain the responsibility to monitor their players and the spectators in attendance to support their team. Please keep a watchful eye on the emotions of players on the court and parents in the stands. Giving kids a break on the bench and proactively reminding parents of appropriate behavior on the sidelines can go a long way in preventing an embarrassing situation for the program you represent.
Spectators are reminded that decisions of game officials are FINAL. Protests to outcomes of games must be submitted to site administrators within one hour of the conclusion of your game. Those protests must be accompanied by $100. That money will be refunded, ONLY IF the protest is upheld. Outcomes of games are determined by the teams on the court. Game officials have no bias. Do not give them a reason to have one against your team!!
Those who display threatening and or challenging behaviors will be asked to leave the facilities without refund.
We encourage all adults to regulate your own emotions throughout the games that remain and keep things positive & in perspective. Support your son/daughter and their team by cheering their play. This is YOUTH BASKETBALL. It is played by kids and organized for the kids. Please remind yourself of that.
Finally... there will be ONE tournament champion awarded exactly ten (10) medals in each division. Regular season champions should connect with site supervisors to gather your teams awards. If your team is in need of more than ten awards, please let us know and we will do our best to get those to you.
Thanks for reading and good luck to all the teams!
Dana, Mike & Tyler
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