Code of Conduct

Download and print PCBA Parent Code of Conduct Final Aug 22 2018


  1. I will teach my child that doing one’s best and developing skills is more important than winning, so that he/she will not feel defeated at the outcome of a game.
  2. I will encourage my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
  3. I will praise my child for trying hard and competing fairly.
  4. I will never ridicule or yell at my child, other players, coaches or officials. I will cheer all good plays and avoid booing opponents. I will even acknowledge good plays by opposing players.
  5. I will respect and show appreciation for the volunteer coaches, organizers and officials who give their time to my child. I will not yell instructions at players during games.
  6. I will not make negative comments about any player, parent, coach, organizer, volunteer or any other volunteer.
  7. I will remember that the players are amateurs that cannot be judged by the standards of a professional basketball team.
  8. I understand that all officials do their utmost to be impartial; they try their best to provide a safe and suitable framework so that the game is well played, and I will respect their decisions.
  9. I will not question the official’s calls, bias or judgment in public.
  • I will show respect for my team’s opponents, because without them there would be no game.
  • I will not use profanity, nor will I harass any players, coaches, organizers, officials, or other spectators.
  • I will remember that my child plays basketball for his/her enjoyment and not mine.
  • I will not force my child to participate in basketball.
  • I will not engage in Internet activity that could be considered inflammatory or inappropriate.
  • I will recognize that if I do not adhere to any or all of the above guidelines it has the potential to have a direct negative impact on my child, their teammates, their coaches, their opponents and other spectators.
  • I will respect the facilities that PCBA activities are being hosted. I will leave the facility as I found it.

Parent Name ___________ ______Signature: ________ _________Date: ________


Download and Print PCBA Player Code of Conduct Final Aug 22 2018



  1. I will respect the rules of the game, I will respect my opponents, I will respect the officials and their decisions, everyone will participate, and I will maintain my self-control at all times.
  2. On game day, I will arrive at the gym at least 20 minutes prior to game time. I will be fully dressed and ready to go at least 15 minutes prior to game time. I know this time is necessary to mentally prepare for the game. If I require more time to get ready, I will come earlier. Times may be adjusted at coach’s discretion.
  3. On practice day, I will arrive at the gym at least 10 minutes prior to practice time. Times may be adjusted at coach’s discretion.
  4. I will participate in every game and every practice except for illness, injury, homework or school events. If I must miss a game or practice, I will contact the coach or team manager as soon as possible. I understand that lack of attendance by myself has the potential to result in a non-productive practice/game, create disruption to my coach and teammates, and team chemistry.
  5. School shall take precedence over basketball. I will study hard; I will play hard.
  6. I will not use foul language towards teammates, coaches, officials, or opponents.
  7. I will not be critical of teammates and never discuss teammate’s abilities except to encourage good team play.
  8. I will not build alliances, or influence other to isolate my team mates.
  9. I will ensure my uniform and my other gear is complete, safe, and in good condition at all times.
  10. I will use my own water bottle.
  11. Basketball is a team sport. I am on a team and I will be a team player.
  12. Winning isn’t always important. Doing my best in all games and practices IS important.
  13. I will respect all my teammates and my competitors.
  14. I will listen to my coaches’ instructions and respect their decisions.
  15. I know I represent the game of basketball, my family, my team, the Pictou County Basketball Association, and my community. I will conduct myself in a dignified manner at all times when in the company of my team.
  16. I will not engage in Internet activity that could be considered inflammatory or inappropriate.
  17. If I do not adhere to the above guidelines I could be subject to appropriate levels of discipline, up to and including being excused from the PCBA. I recognize that my coach(s) have the ability to take concerns to the clubs Board of Directors for support and decisions on next steps in the event I do not adhere to the above guidelines.

Player Name ___________ ______Signature: ___ ______________Date: ________

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