Permissible, under the Respect for Our Game rules
Coaches and Team Captains can:
- Question a call, as long as the reaction is not aggressive, overly demonstrative nor prolonged.
- Approach the referee to ask a question, as long as it’s done in a courteous manner, is not prolonged and ends when the offical has provided an answer.
Not permissible under the Respect for Our Game rules, but can result in a warning:
- Holding arms in the air for a prolonged period of time.
- Continuing to try and discuss a call after the official has responded.
- Demonstrating a signal for a call – for example, travel or a type of foul.
- Repeatedly asking questions, making comments or gesturing.
Not permissible under the Respect for Our Game rules:
Clear examples of dissent or disrespect are:
- Using profanity or shouting after a call.
- Aggressive hand claps directed at an official.
- Running towards or aggressively approaching an official.
- Wave offs, aggressive or excessive arm motions.
- Prolonged complaining about a call, particularly after being told to stop.
- Frantically running. Away from a play after a call or non-call.
- Using language or gestures likely to incite or offend spectators.
Will result in the calling of a Technical Foul – the penalty is 2 shots plus possession. The actions listed above are classified as Behavioural Technical Fouls