By order of the NJSIAA, the following statement is the be read by all officials at the coach/captain meeting prior to every contest. A downloadable PDF is provided at NJSIAA No Tolerance.
“There will be no tolerance for negative statements or actions between opposing players and coaches. This includes taunting, baiting, berating opponents, “Trash-Talking” or actions which ridicule or cause embarrassment to them. Any verbal, written, or physical conduct related to race, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religion shall not be tolerated, could subject the violator to ejection, and may result in penalties being assessed against your team. If such comments are heard, a penalty will be assessed immediately. We have been instructed not to issue warnings. It is your responsibility (Coaches & Captains) to remind your team of this policy.”