Abuse of Officials
Again this year the BCLOA and all of its members will be cracking down on instances of abuse of officials. All member associations should instruct all coaching and player personnel of the BCLA'S rules. Please read the attached JOCAP document. Let's end the abuse of officials in Lacrosse!
Bulletin from the Joint Officials Coaches Abuse Panel
The Joint Officials Coaches Abuse Panel (JOCAP) was created to put an end to the copious amount of verbal abuse that coaches, players, parents and fans inflict on the officials in our game and is comprised of twelve members - six from the BC Lacrosse Officials Association (BCLOA) and six from the BC Lacrosse Coaches Association (BCLCA). JOCAP’s mandate, as directed by both the BC Lacrosse Officials and Coaches Technical Support Groups during the 2015 Joint Special Session, is for both the officials and coaches sectors to work together to identify why there is so much abuse and to find solutions to this ongoing issue. Strong recommendations have been made to the Directorates for suspensions to help eliminate the abuse. For more information on JOCAP and to view instruction to officials for 2016, click here