Letter from EYBA President
Please read the this letter from our EYBA president regarding some unacceptable behaviours that have been occurring at league games. EYBA is enacting a Zero Tolerance Policy for unacceptable behaviours.
We also ask you to review NEBA's Code of Conduct, which we expect players, spectators, and coaches to abide by.
Please note that all players/parents/coaches need to abide by the rules as set out by North East Basketball
AS A PLAYER I WILL:
- Play by the rules and in the spirit of the game.
- Control my temper - fighting, bad tempers and swearing can spoil the activity for everybody.
- Respect my opponents.
- Do my best to be a true team player.
- Remember that winning isn’t everything - that having fun, improving skills, making friends and doing my best are MORE important.
- Acknowledge all good plays/performances - those of my team and of my opponents.
- Participate because I want to, not just because my parents or coaches want me to.
- Remember that coaches and officials are there to help me and I will show them respect.
- I will not play in shoes that I have worn outside
AS A PARENT I WILL:
- Remember that my child plays sport for his or her enjoyment, not for mine.
- Encourage my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence
- Teach my child that doing one’s best is as important as winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game/event
- Make my child feel like a winner every time by offering praise for competing fairly and trying hard.
- Never ridicule or yell at my child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
- Remember that children learn best by example.
- I will applaud good player’s performances by both my child’s team and their opponents.
- Not force my child to participate in sports.
- Never question the official’s judgment.
- Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s sporting activities.
- Respect and show appreciation for the volunteer coaches who give their time to provide sport activities for my child, understanding that I have a responsibility to be a part of my child’s development.
- Supervise all of my children that attend the game that I am watching. I will not let any of my children run in the hallways at any school.
- I will be on my best behaviour at all times and will not use profane language or harass players, coaches, referees, league administrators or volunteers.
- I will not wear my street shoes in the gymnasium. I will remove them at the entrance.
- I will not eat or drink (besides water) in the gymnasium, and should somebody else do that, I will advise them otherwise. We all love our morning coffee, but we must have it finished before school entry.
- I will help clean up the gym so that NEBA and EYBA will not lose any of them.
AS A COACH I WILL:
- Ensure that all athletes get fair playing time, instruction and support.
- Be reasonable when scheduling games and practices, remembering that young athletes have other interests and obligations.
- Teach my athletes to play fairly and to respect the rules, officials, teammates, and opponents.
- Not ridicule or yell at my athletes for making mistakes or for performing poorly.
- I will remember that children play to have fun and must be encouraged to have confidence in themselves.
- Make sure that equipment and facilities are safe and match the athletes’ age and abilities.
- Remember that children need a coach they can respect. I will be generous with praise and set a good example.
- Obtain proper training and continue to upgrade my coaching skills.
- Work in partnership and communicate well with parents and players and the NEBA executive.
- I will treat other coaches, players and referees with respect and yelling at participants will not be condoned.
- I will not wear my street shoes in the gymnasium, nor bring food, coffee or other drinks (except for water) into the gymnasium.