Basketball Victoria Code of Conduct

Players

1. Understand and play by the rules.

2. Respect referees and other officials

3. Control your temper

4. Work equally hard for yourself and for your team.

5. Be a good sport.

6. Treat all players as you would like to be treated.

7. Play for the “enjoyment of it” and not just to please parents and coaches.

8. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person.

9. Be prepared to lose sometimes.

10. Listen to the advice of your coach and try to apply it at practice and in games.

11. Always respect the use of facilities and equipment provided.

 

Parents

1. Encourage your children to participate for their own interest and enjoyment, not yours.

2. Encourage children to always play by the rules.

3. Teach children that an honest effort is always as important as a victory.

4. Focus on developing skills and playing the game. Reduce the emphasis on winning.

5. A child learns best by example. Applaud good play by all teams.

6. Do not criticize your or others children in front of others.

7. Accept decisions of all referees as being fair and called to the best of the ability.

8. Set a good example by your own conduct, behavior and  appearance.

9. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities

10. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person.

11. Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators.

12. Keep children in your care under control.

13. Always respect the use of facilities and equipment provided.

 

Spectators

1. Remember that most people play sport for enjoyment.

2. Accept decisions of all referees as being fair and called to the best of their ability.

3. Always be positive in your support for players.

4. Condemn the use of violence in any form.

5. Respect you team’s opponents, officials and spectators.

6. Encourage players to obey the rules and to accept decisions of officials.

7. Demonstrate appropriate social behavior by not using foul language or harassing players, coaches or officials.

8. Respect the rights, dignity  and worth of every person.

9. Keep children in your care under control.

10. Always respect the use of facilities and equipment provided.