Code of Conduct

1. Player/Dribbler/Trainer Code of Conduct
a. Play by the rules.
b. Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the competition.
c. Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport.
d. Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team. Your performance will benefit, so will you.
e. Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether your team or the opposition makes them.
f. Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
g. Cooperate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
h. Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.
i. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
j. It is an expectation that all players train with their team on a weekly basis.

2. Parent Code of Conduct
a. Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not your
b. Encourage children to participate, do not force them.
c. Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
d. Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
e. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
f. Remember that children learn best by example. g. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants.
h. Support all efforts to remove verbal or physical abuse from sporting activities.
i. Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
j. Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
k. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
l. It is an expectation that all players train with their team on a weekly basis. If unable to attend training it is the parent’s responsibility to communicate with the coach to explain the absence.

3. Coaches Code of Conduct
a. Remember that young people participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.
b. Never ridicule or yell at a young player for making a mistake or not coming first.
c. Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
d. Operate within the rules and spirit of basketball and teach the players to do the same.
e. Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience. All young people are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
f. Avoid overplaying the talented players; the just average need and deserve equal time.
g. Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved. This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators. Encourage you players to do the same.
h. Show concern and caution toward sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition.
i. Any physical contact with a young person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development.
j. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
k. It is an expectation that all players train with their team on a weekly basis. If a player is continually absent from training and there has been no communication from the parent the coach will contact the committee for advice.