Code of Conduct
All members of the Lister Dodgeball League must understand and follow all standards of the LDL regarding fair play, including on and off court etiquette. It is the league’s expectation that all members will maintain a positive, considerate, and sportsmanlike attitude at all times during LDL events. All members of the LDL are held accountable for their actions and are subject to disciplinary measures by the Executive Team in case there is an offense committed.
Actions that may require disciplinary action include, but are not limited to the following:
- Slamming Balls
- Excessive or unruly complaining and negativity to other players, referees or league executives
- Arguing with referees, executives, participants, or fans
- Foul language, racial slurs, verbal abuse and slander
- Unsportsmanlike conduct
- Acting in a manner that endangers the safety of others
- Destruction or abuse of LDL property
- Any action deemed to be a negative accusation and/or a personal attack
Any infraction committed by a member in any setting relating to the LDL will be subject to disciplinary measures. Events where LDL conduct is considered relevant, where individuals are subject to enforcement of conduct rules, include but are not limited to: LDL matches, external/internal social events, and LDL forum postings.
As members of an organization whose span of influence reflects and transcends Lister Centre, we are all expected to act in the most appropriate manner when representing the league. It is fundamental to the league’s success that all members treat each other with respect and consideration. In effect, this means all players should take into considerations what the average person would deem as appropriate and inappropriate behavior when conducting themselves in an LDL setting. If you believe there is a chance what you are saying or doing in inappropriate, you should probably refrain from saying or doing it. All members must remember that while the LDL endorses friendly competition, it is of the utmost importance that the competition remains friendly, so that league officials need not intervene.
Remember, Dodgeball is Everything to Everyone.