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Codes of Conduct

Alexandria Legends Basketball League Code of Conduct:

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PLAYERS

All players must:

  • Recognize and appreciate the efforts made by coaches, parents, match officials and administrators in providing the opportunity for you to play the game and enjoy the sporting environment.

  • Ensure that the game is played and conducted in accordance with disciplined and sporting behavior and acknowledge that it is not sufficient to rely solely upon that match officials to maintain those principles

  • Not repeatedly breach the laws of the game

  • Accept and observe the authority and decisions of match officials and all other disciplinary bodies

  • Promote the reputation of the game and take all possible steps to prevent it from being brought into disrepute

  • Not use foul language or abusive language or gestures towards match officials or spectators

  • Not do anything which is likely to intimidate, offend, insult, humiliate or discriminate against any other person on the ground of gender, race, disability, age, religious or political belief, sexual orientation, social background, ethnic origin, language, marital or civil partnership status or pregnancy

  • Arrive for training and matches in good time to prepare thoroughly

  • Display consistently high standards of behavior

  • Always warm up and cool down properly

  • Play for fun and enjoyment

  • Learn and play by the rules

  • Recognize and applaud all good play

  • Be a good sport - win with modesty, lose with dignity

  • Co-operate with coach, teammates and opponents

  • Thank officials and opponents after competition


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CODE OF CONDUCT FOR CLUB OFFICIALS AND VOLUNTEERS

The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarized below.  All volunteers must:
 

  • Consider the wellbeing and safety of participants before the development of performance.

  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with participants, based on mutual trust and respect.

  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.

  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g., fair play).

  • Display consistently high standards of behavior and appearance.

  • Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward.

  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances.

  • Encourage participants to value their performances and not just results.

  • Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behavior.

  • Never actively promote anti-social behavior, lude acts or excessive drinking, or force any member into taking part in such activities.

  • Not do anything which is likely to intimidate, offend, insult, humiliate or discriminate against any other person on the ground of gender, race, disability, age, religious or political belief, sexual orientation, social background, ethnic origin, language, marital or civil partnership status or pregnancy


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CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SPECTATORS

All spectators must:

  • Be on your best behavior. Do not use profane language or harass, physically or verbally, players, managers, coaches, match officials or other spectators

  • Applaud all good play by your own team and the other team

  • Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them, there would be no game

  • Never ridicule or scold a participant for making a mistake during a game

  • Never condone the use of violence and verbal abuse

  • Respect the match officials’ decisions. Remember he/she is only human with the same feelings as you and, like you, sometimes makes an honest error

  • Encourage players always to play according to the Rules of the Game

  • Know the Rules of the Game to better understand what you are looking at and commenting on

  • Not do anything which is likely to intimidate, offend, insult, humiliate or discriminate against any other person on the ground of gender, race, disability, age, religious or political belief, sexual orientation, social background, ethnic origin, language, marital or civil partnership status or pregnancy


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VIOLATIONS OF CODE OF CONDUCT

Violations of the Code of Conduct will NOT be tolerated. Rough play or intentional hard or flagrant fouls at any time is forbidden.  If the conduct of a player is deemed unsportsmanlike, malicious, or too aggressive by the referee, the player will either receive a warning with a technical foul or be ejected from the game depending on severity.  The commissioner may also ban any player from the league if that player's on or off-court actions are deemed inappropriate, unsportsmanlike, or threatens the concept of camaraderie of the league. 

 

Updated 1/25/2020