CODE OF CONDUCT
The club prides itself in the way “we” play the game―we being all players, coaches and parents.
We have developed codes of conduct which all participants should make themselves familiar with.
Remember, Fun, friendship and fitness is what we as a club are endeavouring to achieve.
Coaches’ code of conduct
· Remember that basketball is for enjoyment.
· Be reasonable in your demands.
· Teach understanding and respect for the rules.
· Give all players a reasonable amount of court time.
· Develop team respect for the ability of opponents including their coaches.
· Instil in your players respect for officials and an acceptance of their judgement.
· Guide your players in their interaction with the media, parents and spectators.
· Group players according to age, height, skills and physical maturity, whenever possible.
· Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players.
· Be prepared to lose sometimes and take it in your stride.
· Act responsibly when players are ill or injured.
· As well as imparting knowledge and skills, promote desirable personal and social behaviours.
· Keep your knowledge current.
· Ensure that any physical contact with a player is appropriate.
· Respect the rights and dignity and worth of every person.
· Always respect the use of facilities and equipment provided.
· Develop all players on the team, not just a select few.
Players’ code of conduct
Basketball is intended to be a recreational activity for enjoyment and health. This code of conduct has been developed by Basketball Victoria to give participants some guide to the expectations it has on those participants. It is intended to assist everyone to obtain the maximum benefit and enjoyment from their involvement in basketball. As a result, the quality of participation will be improved so people are more likely to start and continue their involvement in basketball. Enjoy!!
1. Understand and play by the rules.
2. Always give respect to your coach and other officials and treat people the way you would like to be treated.
3. Work equally hard for yourself and for your team.
4. Be a good sport.
5. Treat all players as you would like to be treated.
6. Play for the “enjoyment of it” and not just to please parents or coaches.
7. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person.
8. Be prepared to lose sometimes and learn from experiences—good and bad.
9. Listen to the advice of your coach and try to apply it at practice and in games.
10. Always respect the use of facilities and equipment provided.
Parents’ code of conduct
In line with the Australian Sports Commission general guidelines of proper conduct for all team sports, below is a list of what we should all consider proper conduct by all parents.
· Encourage your children to participate for their own interest and enjoyment, not yours.
· Encourage children to always play by the rules.
· Teach children that an honest effort is always as important as victory.
· Focus on developing skills and playing the game. Reduce the emphasis on winning.
· A child learns best by example. Applaud good play by all teams.
· Do not criticise children in front of others, but reserve constructive criticism for more private moments.
· Accept decisions of all referees as being fair and called to the best of their ability.
· Set a good example by your own conduct and behaviour.
· Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
· Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person.
· Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators.
The full Victorian Junior Basketball League "code of conduct" is below - please read