Following on from last weeks communication workshop I have put together a directive that I ask to be followed for acceptable and unacceptable player / coach / spectator behaviour.
As referees we are an important part of the game but we should not be subjected to abuse in what we are doing out on court. Most of us do this for fun and we enjoy what we do, basketball is a game of emotion and we are exposed to this emotion from participants as they will see the game with their hearts, as officials we see the game with our eyes.
It is our job to defuse this emotion if it is starting to go from emotion to abuse.
With the assistance of Basketball Victoria and the TOC I have put together what I expect from participants and spectators as to what is acceptable and not acceptable behaviour.