Code of Conduct

  • Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their players, parents and themselves.
  • There shall be no smoking or chewing of tobacco, drinking alcohol or using unlawful substances by anyone on the field and at the team benches.
  • If a manager wants to bench a player during a game for disciplinary reasons, he must inform the opposing manager, and he shall also inform the Division Commissioner before the player is eligible to play again.
  • If a manager, coach or player is ejected by an umpire or BSBTOC official, they shall leave the field immediately and take no further part in the game. An ejected participant cannot be in sight or hearing distance of the on-going game once ejected and he/she shall not be in attendance at the following game(s) due to suspension. In the event a player is ejected, it is required of the manager to provide responsible supervision off-premises for the ejected player.
  • If a manager, coach or player is ejected by an umpire or BSBTOC official:
    1. First time* - The person shall not take part in the next scheduled game. There is no appeal.
    2. Second time - The person shall not take part in any games scheduled over the next seven days. An appeal may be made.
    3. Third time - The person is suspended for the entire season. An appeal may be made.
    NB* Any manager/coach suspended for a game must vacate the premises of said game no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. A violation of this will incur the next level of penalty, a seven-day suspension. Further violation(s) will be subject to additional penalties, to be determined by the Bay State Board of Directors.

  • No player shall be allowed to harass opposing players or coaches. Such action shall be cause for ejection.
  • Any manager or coach who repeatedly harasses umpires shall be subject to disciplinary action by the Board of Directors.
  • Any team whose parents are abusive to either the umpires, a BSBTOC official or the opposing team shall face disciplinary action by the Board of Directors to include the disqualification of the team for or in the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS ROUND..
  • No disciplinary action shall be taken unless there is a meeting of a disciplinary committee appointed by the president along with all interested parties. Failure of an interested party to attend a "disciplinary action meeting", after having been notified, shall not delay any disciplinary action which might be taken by the board as a result of the meeting.
  • Any coach suspended/ejected by an official from a game is ineligible to coach at any Bay State Baseball League game at any level until the next contest at the same level he/she was suspended for has/have been completed.
  • Processes for reporting ejections - Both managers/coaches involved are required to report any ejection (manager, coach, player or spectator) to their division director and enter it onto the Bay State web site. The umpire involved is required to report the ejection to the umpire-in-chief.
  • All organizations shall be reviewed at the end of the season by the Board of Directors.