CODE – OF – CONDUCT
BBA Code Of Conduct
As a parent, you play a special role in the development of your daughter or son, and of his/her teammates. Your encouragement and examples ensure good sportsmanship and self-discipline more than any other influence. The opponent is not the enemy and should be treated with respect. While winning is important, playing well and fairly is the essence of the game.
SUPPORT YOUR CHILD:
Support your child by giving encouragement and showing interest in his/her team. Help your child work toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game. Teach your child that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than victory.
BE SUPPORTIVE AND YOUR CHILD’S BIGGEST CHEERLEADER:
Children learn more by example than by criticism. Work to be a positive role model and reinforce positive behavior in others. Applaud good plays by others on your child’s team as well as good plays by the opposing team. Do not criticize any child’s performance from the sidelines. Accept the results of each game. Teach your child to be gracious in victory and to turn defeat into victory by learning and working toward improvement.
DON’T BE A SIDELINE COACH OR REF:
Refrain from coaching or refereeing from the sidelines. Parents who shout/scream from sidelines often give inappropriate advice at the wrong time. The coach should be the only sideline voice. You and your child will both enjoy the game more if you put some emotional distance between yourself and the field or play. Officials are symbols of fair play, integrity and sportsmanship – Do not openly question their judgment or honesty.
DEMONSTRATE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD YOUR OPPONENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES:
Opponents are not enemies. Take care to show good hospitality at home and to represent SKV in a positive way when playing other clubs. Never allow yourself to be drawn into a verbal disagreement with opposing parents or coaches. No one has ever regretted letting “cooler heads prevail.”
REMEMBER THAT YOUR CHILD WANTS TO HAVE FUN:
Your child is the one playing soccer, not you. Children must establish their own goals – to play the game for themselves. Take care not to impose unreasonable demands on your child. Let your children experience the fun of playing as well as the challenge of excelling.
VIOLATIONS OF THE PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT:
Violations of the Parent Code of Conduct may result in:
• A Parent suspended or removed from a game by a ref for misconduct.
• A Coach being suspended or removed from a game by a ref for a misconduct.
• A Player benched by the coach for parent misconduct before, during, or after a game.
• A Member or Family could be released from the Club.
Players who fail to adhere to the Code of Conduct may be subject to disciplinary action. Therefore,Brooklyn Basketball Academy Inc. (BBA), has instituted a Corrective Action Policy to establish appropriate consequences for inappropriate behavior.
Note: These guidelines are not absolute in dealing with problems. Severe situations could warrant harsher sanctions.
1. Verbal Warning: Brooklyn Basketball Academy Inc. (BBA), Coach will discuss inappropriate conduct with the player and parents and emphasize that this behavior will not be tolerated. Brooklyn Basketball Academy Inc. (BBA), Coach will document this discussion and provide a copy to Brooklyn Basketball Academy Inc. (BBA), membership Admin.
2. Period Suspension: Brooklyn Basketball Academy Inc. (BBA), Coach will bench offending player for a period of time during a game when he/she should be playing. Brooklyn Basketball Academy Inc. (BBA), Coach will inform Brooklyn Basketball Academy Inc. (BBA), Membership Admin as towhy the child is sitting out playing time.
3. Game Suspension: Brooklyn Basketball Academy Inc. (BBA), Coach will bench the offending player for one entire game when he/she should be playing. Coach will inform Brooklyn Basketball Academy Inc. (BBA), Admin of the 3rd offense, at which time the player and the parent must attend a meeting the coach and Brooklyn Basketball Academy Inc. (BBA), Membership Admin representative before the player is allowed to resume playing. The player will be warned that the next offense could result in his/her expulsion from the league.
4. League Expulsion: The participant on the 4th offense may be expelled from the league and no refund will be given. The parent will need to make a formal request to be re-instated into this league. The player and parent will next meet with Brooklyn Basketball Academy Inc. (BBA), Membership Admin prior to the start of the next youth sports season to determine if the child is capable of playing within the guidelines of the program.