Code of Ethics: Players

PLAYER CODE OF ETHICS

  • I hereby pledge to be positive about my youth sports experience and accept responsibility for my participation by following the Players’ Code of Ethics Pledge.
  • I will encourage good sportsmanship from fellow players, coaches, officials and parents at every game and practice by demonstrating good sportsmanship.
  • I will attend every practice and game that I can, and will notify my coach if I cannot.
  • I will expect to receive a fair and equal amount of playing time.
  • I will do my very best to listen and learn from my coaches.
  • I will treat my coaches, other players, officials and fans with respect regardless of race, sex, creed, or abilities and I will expect to be treated accordingly.
  • I deserve to have fun during my sports experience and will alert parents or coaches if it stops being fun!
  • I deserve to play in an environment that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and expect adults to refrain from their use at all youth sports events.
  • I will encourage my parents to be involved with my team in some capacity because it ’s important to me.
  • I will do my very best in school.
  • I will remember that sports is an opportunity to learn and have fun.

 

PLAYER KEYS TO SUCCESS

  • Believe in yourself and your abilities. Learn from your mistakes.
  • Practice the fundamentals and work hard on areas that need improvement.
  • Listen to your coach.
  • Be patient with your teammates and remember that everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Basketball is a TEAM sport and success only comes when the entire team plays well together.
  • Give 100% in games and practices. It doesn’t take special talent to hustle, but it could make all the difference in the game.
  • Never question an official. They do not care who wins or loses and want nothing more than to have a game that is fair and safe. Make it easier by not talking back to them.
  • Be a good sport and play fair. Put winning and losing in perspective. Remember the Golden Rule.
  • Include your parents in your basketball world.
  • Have fun and enjoy every moment on the court.