What is JOCAP

Posted by Langley Thunder Lacrosse on Feb 28 2017 at 05:13PM PST

JOCAP is an acronym that was selected so it would be easily remembered — Joint Officials Coaches Abuse Panel (JOCAP).

This panel was created to put an end to the copious amount of verbal abuse that coaches, players, parents and fans inflict on the officials in our game. This panel has a dozen people on it – six from the BC Lacrosse Officials Group and six from the BC Lacrosse Coaches Group.

JOCAP’s mandate, as directed by both the BC Lacrosse Officials and Coaches Technical Support Groups during the 2015 Special Sessions Joint Session, is for both the officials and coaches sectors to work together to identity why there is so much abuse and to find solutions to this ongoing issue. Strong recommendations have been made to the Directorates for suspensions to help eliminate the abuse.

Please go to the “BCLA JOCAP Information page”: to review the details of this initiative.

The document JOCAP_Information_2016Mar15--1.pdf was attached to this post.


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