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EBOA Code of Conduct

Guiding Principles

  1. The paramount responsibility of EBOA members is to ensure a safe and secure on-court environment and to promote sportsmanship and fair play.

  2. The EBOA is committed to providing an environment that prohibits discrimination based on the grounds of gender, age, race, colour, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, mental capacity, physical disability or occupation.

To meet EBOA Standards of Excellence, I am expected to . . .

  1. Master the rules of the game and the mechanics necessary to effectively enforce the rules impartially.

  2. Maintain and improve my ability and skill by taking advantage of opportunities and resources available for training and development.

  3. Maintain a mutually agreed upon rating level with the Evaluation Committee and the Assignor.

  4. Prepare myself both physically and mentally and put forth my best effort for every game.

  5. Set the tone and maintain proper game control.

  6. Adhere to the EBOA Code of Conduct, bylaws and policies and be responsible for my actions and behaviour. 

  7. Meet ABOA Standards of Excellence.

I MUST . . .

  1. Only accept assignments from EBOA, ABOA or Canada West assignors.

  2. Remove myself from any assignment where I would be perceived to be in a conflict of interest.

  3. Report on time for assignments.

  4. Dress according to EBOA requirements and maintain clean and neat attire.

I MUST NOT . . .

  1. Harm or undermine the reputation or good standing of the EBOA and its members. 

  2. Use offensive, abusive, insulting or vulgar verbal or body language. 

  3. Undermine the performance of fellow referees. 

  4. Communicate or discuss any confidential EBOA issue, conflict or debate using social media or any other platform, channel or forum.

  5. Use drugs and/or alcohol prior to game time on game days; and I understand that doing so may result in a long suspension or expulsion as a member.

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