CODE OF CONDUCT


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. 

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