CODE OF CONDUCT

The major objective of the Stirling Senators Basketball Club is to provide an opportunity for adults and juniors alike to play competitive basketball at all levels available (SBL, WABL and Domestic) in a safe environment designed to maximise the acquisition of skill whilst, at the same time, provide enjoyment to all concerned. The following Codes of Conduct, if followed by all people involved in our game, should ensure the fulfilment of this important objective.

1. CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT:

All club members and representatives shall:
1.1 Not knowingly discriminate against, abuse, harass, ridicule or embarrass anyone by this code of conduct
1.2 Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others.
1.3 Treat all persons with respect, dignity and proper regard for their rights and obligations.
1.4 Act at all times in a fair and sporting manner and in such a way as to ensure good relations within and between teams and other organisations.
1.5 Conduct themselves in a proper manner to the complete satisfaction of the SSBC and its delegates so as not to bring themselves, SSBC or the team into public disrepute.
1.6 Not approach an official prior to, during or after a game in an aggressive, threatening or negative manner.
1.7 Refrain from engaging in any form of victimisation or sledging towards opposition players or coaching staff prior to, during or after a game.

2. COMMITTEE’S CODE OF CONDUCT:

All committee members, in addition to the Club Code of Conduct (1), shall:
2.1 Ensure that equal opportunity for participation is made available to all interested participants. 2.2 Ensure, to the best of the committee's ability, that qualified and compenent coaches and officials capable of developing appropriate sports behaviour and skill technique are utilised at all times within the club.
2.3 Ensure that parents, coaches, sponsors, trainers and participants understand their responsibilities regarding fair play.
2.4 Maintain a zero tolerance level of any unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents throughout the club.
2.5 Ensure that your behaviour is consistent with the principles of good sporting behaviour.
2.6 Address any complaints or breaches of the Code of Conduct in a fair, impartial, timely and confidential manner.

3. COACH’S CODE OF CONDUCT:

All coaches, in addition to the Club Code of Conduct (1), shall:
3.1 Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and/or ability of the players.
3.2 Display good sportsmanship at all times.
3.3 Develop team respect for the ability of opponents as well as for the judgment of officials and opposing coaches.
3.4 Make it clear to team members that any unlawful discrimination against referee’s or players,
coaches and supporters of opposing clubs will not be tolerated.
3.5 Maintain positive coach / official relationships.
3.6 Keep yourself informed of sound coaching principles and, in our SSBC competitions, the principles of growth and development of children.

4. PARENT’S/SPECTATOR’S CODE OF CONDUCT:

All parents and spectators in addition to the Club Code of Conduct (1), shall:
4.1 Encourage players to always participate according to the rules.
4.2 Never ridicule or yell at a player for making a mistake or losing a game.
4.3 Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
4.4 Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches.
4.5 Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
4.6 Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using foul language, harassing players, coaches or umpires.

5. PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT:

All players, in addition to the Club Code of Conduct (1), shall:
5.1 Play by the rules.
5.2 Cooperate with their team mates and coaches
5.3 Never argue with an officiel. If you disagree with an official, discuss the matter with your coach after the game
5.4 Control their temper. Verbal or physical abuse of officials, or coaches, players and supporters of opposing teams will not be tolerated.
5.5 Avoid using derogatory, demeaning or bullying language.
5.6 Be prepared to take responsibility for your actions.

6. REFEREE’S CODE OF CONDUCT:

All referee’s, in addition to the Club Code of Conduct (1), shall:
6.1 Be consistent, objective and courteous in calling all infractions.
6.2 Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents.
6.3 Ensure that your behaviour is consistent with the principles of good sporting behaviour. Actions speak louder than words.
6.4 Make a personal commitement to keep yourself informed of sound officiating principles.
6.5 Avoid use of derogatory, demeaning or bullying language.