Unless otherwise advised by their Coach, players should arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of their scheduled game time to ensure there is enough time to warm up and attend a pre-game chat with their coach
We highly recommend all players wear a custom fitted mouthguard to protect their teeth. The Mouthguard Man in Pascoe Vale South has a great range at affordable prices and Paul prides himself of his high standard of workmanship with no compromise on quality
During a game, players must sit on the bench alongside their coach (not with their parents). Players must place their drink bottles (and sweat towels if they bring them) at the team bench before the start of the game
Parents are not to sit on the team bench unless invited by the Coach
All families are expected to assist with scoring throughout the season. When scoring, you will either operate the scoreboard and clock or the online scoring via the computer. Scorers are also responsible for the possession arrow that advises which team gets the ball at each jump ball call
Apart from illness, injury or an occasional special event, players are expected to be available for all games and training, and to advise their coach and team manager in advance if they cannot play or attend training for any reason
Following the game, the coach will have a quick chat with the team and provide feedback about the game before everyone heads home
And remember, court time is earned, not given!
GAME DAY - PARENTS & SPECTATOR
Basketball is a fun and fast game to watch, however, sometimes the behaviour of a participant (Player, Parent, Spectator, Coach, Administrator or Official) ruins the fun, or even the safety, of others.
During the game, spectators are encouraged to cheer and make positive statements, but there is to be absolutely no coaching, instructing or officiating from the sidelines. Remember, coaches are volunteers, please treat them and the referees (who are generally teenagers) with the courtesy and respect they deserve and most importantly let our players (your children) have fun!
Basketball Victoria's Respect for Our Game initiative outlines what is and isn’t permissible when interacting with our referees.A breach of the rules will result in the calling of a technical foul, with the penalty being two foul shots plus possession.
Keilor Basketball Association's Participant Behaviour Policy provides a clear and comprehensive guide to acceptable behaviour for our local competition. Below is an example regarding spectators:
"The following are examples of inappropriate behaviour:
A person continually disputing or yelling at decisions made by the referee
A person encouraging violence or threatening violence
A person approaching the score bench about a score or time discrepancy"
Parents and spectators are not permitted to speak directly to the referee at any time
Referees wearing green shirts are trainees, please be considerate, all referees have to learn somewhere and your child's game is a good place to start
The referee you are angry with could easily be your son or daughter, being verbally abused by another parent, please treat them with respect
CODES OF CONDUCT
Basketball Victoria have developed Codes of Conduct so that we are all clear of the behavioural expectations that apply to us. These Codes are designed to assist everyone to safely receive the maximum benefit from their involvement in our wonderful sport of basketball.
Remember that breaches of the Code not only undermine the enjoyment & safety of the sport, they can also lead to sanctions being applied to individuals, teams or even the Club. In such circumstances – ignorance of the Code is not an excuse.
If controlling your temper or behaviour is an issue, please remain outside the venue, go grab a coffee, a bite to eat, catch up on your emails, phone a friend, go for a walk or sit in the car and listen to your favourite music, please let our children enjoy basketball!