Code of Conduct
Player’s code of conduct
Sportsmanship is the
cooperation of people as a unit showing common courtesy, patience,
pride, and respect. Sportsmanship takes teamwork. Sportsmanship is a
demonstration of generosity and genuine concern for others. It is a
concrete measure of the understanding and commitment to fair play,
ethical behavior and integrity.
1. Maintain a “Fun is
2. “Golden Rule” Treat
others as you wish to be treated
3. Praise teammates for
their efforts, regardless of their athletic skills
4. Look for positives in
teammates and avoid ridicule or sarcasm
5. Remain calm when
mistakes are made, and help teammates learn from them
6. Help teammates from
getting down on themselves
7. Don’t be obsessed with
your involvement in sports. There is life after sports
8. Maintain a sense of
9. EMPHASIZE TEAMWORK IN
TEAM SPORTS.....THINK “WE” INSTEAD OF “ME”
10. Lead by setting a
good example in sportsmanship; winning without gloating and
losing without complaining
code of conduct
THE GOLDEN RULE
treat others (coaches, parents, officials and players) the
same way that you would want you and your child to be
example by showing respect, dignity, and total sportsmanship
at all times.
2. ACT YOUR
basketball is for the kids. If you find yourself becoming
too emotionally involved in what’s happening on the court,
take a step back and relax. Remember, your childhood is
young players the freedom to enjoy theirs.
kids to practice and to games on time, with their uniform
eat and drink right before, during and after the game.
your children see you act responsibly, the more they will do
4. BE SEEN,
is better for a young player than having their parents on
hand to watch them play.
is worse for a player than hearing a parent booing,
taunting, screaming or making comments at, or about,
players, coaches, fans or officials.
applause and cheers of encouragement for both teams
following a good play or a great effort, but otherwise keep
SUPPOSED TO BE FUN-SO HELP MAKE IT THAT WAY!
enjoyment and participation over results.
not fun, something’s wrong.
MOTIVATED THROUGH CONFIDENCE
positive from every game or practice to help build
player’s sense of achievement is the greatest motivator.
QUESTION AN OFFICIAL’S CALL
not agree with a call, but it’s not your job (or the
players’ or coaches’ either) to officiate the game. Never
should an official’s call be argued by anyone. Accept the
call and move on.
8. IF YOU MUST,
TALK WITH THE COACH AFTER THE GAME
yet, wait until the next day if you have an issue to discuss
about how the coach is running the team.
Let the heat
of the moment pass. Never make a scene in front of the team as
it’s embarrassing for you, your children and the coach. And
chances are nothing will get resolved.
9. PUT WINNING
AND LOSING IN PERSPECTIVE
winners and losers. Keep reminding your child about this
reality and the need to deal with both outcomes.
should avoid getting too cocky when they win and too upset when
10. AVOID THE
POST GAME ANALYSIS
your child’s performance following every game. If you do,
chances are they will avoid talking to you after games, or worse
yet, not want you at the games at all.
children come to you for advice. It will have more of an impact
than you going to them