Hello Coaches and Team Managers!
Some BIG Changes for the 2019-2020 Season!
1. NO MORE ENTRANCE FEE! All costs associated with hosting the event (officials, gym fees, custodian fees, insurance, tourney machine, staff, supplies, website ect) are all built into the registration fee. There will be no entrance fee/wristbands needed for spectators.
2. CLEARING THE STANDS
We received several reports last year regarding inappropriate parent/fan behavior and language in the stands. Part of Zootown’s mission statement is to provide a positive, healthy environment for our young athletes.
In efforts to do so our Zootown officials have authority to clear the stands when they deem necessary to do so. If your fans cannot control their behavior the official will simply state we are clearing the stands.
What does clearing the stands mean?
You as coaches will be responsible for clearing your fans out and the game will continue with players and coaches only. It does not matter which teams fans were out of line, everyone goes. Period. I highly encourage you to remind your parents and fans of this rule prior to the tournament so the expectations are clearly set. This is your responsibility to communicate and enforce.
If you cannot clear the stands within 5 minutes to resume the game, the game will be cancelled. Any further inappropriate behavior after this point will result in your team being ejected from the remainder of the tournament.
Zootown reserves the right to eject a fan, player or coach at any time.
We hold our officials, our players and our coaches responsible for their language, sportsmanship and behavior during a game, it is only fair to the young kids participating in our program that we hold parents and fans equally responsible for their language, sportsmanship and behavior.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation!