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Zero Tolerance Policy

Burbank National Little League (BNLL) is a program of service to the youth. We are geared to provide an outlet of healthful activity and training, under good leadership, in the atmosphere of wholesome community participation.

Little League is dedicated to helping children become good and decent citizens. We strive to inspire them with a goal and to enrich their lives towards the day when they must take their places in the world.

Our mission is to help the youth of our community become better individuals and develop their baseball skills. Baseball embodies the discipline of teamwork. It challenges players towards perfection of physical skills and brings into play the excitement of tactics and strategy.

The nature of baseball also teaches that while every player eventually strikes out or is on a losing team, there is always another chance for success in the next at bat, the next fielding play or the next game.

Too often, in recent times, this ethic has been ignored to the detriment of our players, coaches, umpires and spectators. In an effort to return to the ideals outlined in our mission statement and to insure that all events remain safe and enjoyable for all members of the community, the Board of Directors of BNLL have adopted a policy of zero tolerance regarding abusive, rude or unsportsmanlike conduct by any player, coach, official or spectator.

The term Zero Tolerance encompasses a wide range of actions or verbiage directed from one person to another, or a group of people, including but not limited to:

  • Unsolicited physical contact which would constitute assault under state law
  • Profanity or verbal abuse directed towards any coach, player, umpire, official, spectator or any other participant
  • Ejection from a game or surroundings for any other reason not consistent with the values of Burbank National Little League
  • Behavior or conduct that has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for an individual or group, including but not limited to, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation

    Effective November 20, 2015, with respect to any practice or game (camp, regular season, post season or all-star game) the BNLL Board of Directors hereby establishes a policy of zero tolerance which will be enforced in any situation where a player, coach or spectator are ejected from a game or asked to vacate the premises by an umpire or official of BNLL. The following consequences, while not all-inclusive, shall apply to all instances described above. For those actions not described, the BNLL Board of Directors will use these sanctions as a guide for determining an appropriate course of action.

    PARENTS/GUARDIANS AND SPECTATORS
    INFRACTION CONSEQUENCE


    Use of alcohol or other illegal substances within the complex during games, practices or league events where players are present.
  • 1st occurence - Ejection from game surroundings
  • 2nd occurence - Ejection from the game surroundings and child serves 1 game suspension
  • 3rd occurence - Ejection from the game surroundings and child serves suspension for the remainder of the season

    Interference with the conduct of the game resulting in stoppage of play
  • 1st occurence - Ejection from game surroundings
  • 2nd occurence - Ejection from the game surroundings and child serves 1 game suspension
  • 3rd occurence - Ejection from the game surroundings and child serves a 3 game suspension

    Foul or abusive language directed toward a player, coach, umpire, official or spectator
  • 1st occurence - Ejection from game surroundings
  • 2nd occurence - Ejection from the game surroundings and child serves 1 game suspension
  • 3rd occurence - Ejection from the game surroundings and child serves a 3 game suspension

    Threatening gesture and/or language directed toward a player, coach, umpire, official or spectator
  • 1st occurence - Ejection from game surroundings, child and parent serves 3 game suspension
  • 2nd occurence - Lifetime suspension of child and parent from BNLL

    Striking or bodily assault of any player, coach, umpire, official or spectator by a parent/guardian
  • Lifetime suspension of child and parent from BNLL and notification to police department

    Striking or bodily assault of any player, coach, umpire, official or spectator by a spectator
  • Lifetime ban from BNLL and notification to police department

    Consequence for an infraction other than stated here will be determined by the BNLL Board of Directors

    PLAYERS, COACHES, UMPIRES AND OFFICIALS
    INFRACTION CONSEQUENCE


    Use of alcohol or other illegal substances within the complex during games, practices or league events where players are present.
  • 1st occurence - 2 game suspension
  • 2nd occurence - Full season suspension
  • 3rd occurence - Lifetime suspension from BNLL

    Foul or abusive language directed toward a player, coach, umpire, official or spectator
  • 1st occurence - Ejection from the game and 1 game suspension
  • Ejection from the game and 3 game suspension
  • Ejection from the game and suspension for the remainder of the season

    Threatening gesture and/or language directed toward a player, coach, umpire or league official or spectator
  • 1st occurence - Ejection from the game and 5 game suspension
  • Lifetime suspension from BNLL

    Allowing/encouraging foul or abusive language directed toward a player, coach, umpire, official or spectator
  • 1st occurence - Ejection from the game and 2 game suspension
  • 2nd occurence - Ejection from the game and 5 game suspension
  • 3rd occurence - Ejection from the game and suspension for the remainder of the season

    Striking or bodily assault of any player, coach, umpire, official or spectator
  • Lifetime ban from BNLL and notification to police department

    Consequence for an infraction other than stated here will be determined by the BNLL Board of Directors
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