Game Protest Form
- A protest is an appeal by a teams head coach that a rule was misapplied by the umpire (excluding judgement calls), or the opposing head coach has failed to meet a rule (ex. playing time).
- Alleging a protest is a serious action, and should only be done in good faith. Frivolous protests, and protests made with malicious intent will not be tolerated, and are grounds for a conduct review.
- Only rules in the division rules and league playing rules may be used as the basis for a protest.
- The head coach making the protest must inform the umpire and lodge the protest at the time of the protest.
- All protests must be accompanied by a $25 protest fee. If the protest is upheld this fee will be returned, if the protest is overturned the fee will be used the RBBA to fund the program.
- Due to the developmental nature of the Fall season, protests will not be accepted during the Fall season.
- Once a coach lodges a protest with the umpire, the coach has twenty four (24) hours during the regular season and twelve (12) during the postseason to complete the form on this page.
- Once this form is completed, the Director of Division Play will form a Protest Committee of three (3) or more people to review the merits of the protest.
- The Protest Committee will rule on the protest within seven (7) days during the regular season and twenty four (24) hours during the postseason.
- Protest Committee decisions may not be appealed.
For full information on the process of protests please view the League Rules and Guidelines, Article VI, Section A.