All teams and players are bound by the provisions of the SBA Member Protection By-Law and Codes of Conduct. Details are available on the SBA website.
All teams and players are also bound by the Beaumaris Sharks Basketball Club Code of Conduct outlined below:
Basketball is intended to be a recreational activity for enjoyment and health. These codes of conduct outline the Basketball Club’s expectations in relation to a participant’s approach to playing, coaching and/or supporting the game. It is intended to assist everyone to obtain the maximum benefit and enjoyment from their involvement in basketball. The aim of these codes is to improve the quality of participation so people are more likely to start and continue their involvement in basketball.
Player Code of Conduct
When players register to play with the Beaumaris Sharks Basketball Club they agree to abide by the following Player Code of Conduct
- Understand and play by the rules.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person. This includes referees, officials (including your coach) and other players. Never argue with an official, including umpires.
- Control your temper. Verbal and physical abuse of any form will not be tolerated.
- Work equally hard for yourself and your team. The harder you work the more you’ll enjoy the game.
- Be a good sport. Applaud and encourage all forms of good play, from teammates and opponents.
- Treat all participants in your sport as you would like to be treated.
- Be prepared to lose some times, it is all part of the sport.
- Listen to the advice of your coach and try to apply it during practice and in games.
- Always respect the use of facilities and equipment provided.
- Wear your Sharks uniform with pride. When you have it on you are representing the club.
- Train hard, play hard and most of all, have fun!
Parents & Spectators Code of Conduct
- Operate within the rules and good spirit of the sport.
- Remember that participants play sport for their own enjoyment, not yours.
- Set the appropriate example to young participants in the sport.
- Applaud good play by all teams.
- Encourage children to participate regardless of ability.
- Never ridicule or yell at a player. This behaviour will not be tolerated.
- Never publicly disagree with officials. If you disagree, raise the issue privately through appropriate channels
- Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches.
- Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
- Encourage players to accept the umpire’s decisions.
- Demonstrate exemplary behaviour by not using foul language, or harassing players, coaches or officials
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
- Smoking and the consumption of alcohol is unacceptable at junior sport.
- Communicate openly and fairly with the team coach regarding a player injuries, well being and ability to participate in games and training.
Coaches Code of Conduct
- Be reasonable in your demands of a players’ time, energy and enthusiasm levels.
- Under no circumstances ridicule or yell at a player.
- Display control and respect at all times to all involved in the sport. Encourage your players to do the same.
- Ensure that skill learning, fair play, appropriate behavior and enjoyment are the priority over competition.
- Be mindful of your role as a leader and always set a good example on and off the court.
- Avoid over-playing the more talented players. All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
- Keep winning in perspective. Maximise participation and focus on participation for fun and enjoyment.
- Stress safety and ensure that equipment and facilities are safe and appropriate for age and ability levels. Seek and follow the physician’s advice concerning injured players.
- Consider maturity and skills levels. Match up practice schedules, activities and degree of competition in light of these.
- Develop team respect for opponents, officials and opposing coaches.
- Ensure that players understand the meaning of good sporting behaviour. Create opportunities to teach appropriate sports behaviour as well as basic skills.
For more information refer to Basketball Victoria’s Codes of Conduct at: http://basketballvictoria.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Codes_of_Conduct_Booklet.pdf