If you are unable to act as a positive role model, think that basketball is about abusing the referees, opposition or people from your own Club, or cannot abide by the relevant Codes of Conduct then this is not the Club nor the sport for you. We will not tolerate poor behaviour in any way, shape or form.
All parents and players are expected to familiarise themselves and abide by the Aberfeldie Jets registration terms and conditions registration Terms and Conditionsand the Codes of Conduct and ensure adherence to them at all times, ignorance is not an excuse. Parents and spectators can also be reported for breaching the Codes of Conduct.
Children's sport provides a fantastic opportunity for you as a parent/guardian to spend time with your child/children. Whether you help out by coaching, being a team manager, being a great sideline cheerleader, or organizing half time snacks, the entire experience can be a positive one for your family instead of just another item on your weekly “to do” list. The Club encourages positive parental involvement and welcomes nominations for Coaches or Team Managers for those new to the Club.
Many hands make light work and all families are expected to assist with scoring throughout the season. The person fulfilling the role of scorer is considered an official of the game and as such is expected to display the following behaviour:
Avoid yelling out in all respects, this includes no cheering or encouraging players, calling violations ‘that’s travel’ etc
Pay attention to referees calls
Have a reasonable understanding of timing rules
Parents and spectators should:
Be a good role model. Children watch and learn from you, so make sure you set a good example. Only make encouraging comments towards players
Be aware that your abusive behaviour may be against the law. Ask yourself, ‘Would my mother be upset or offended by what I am saying or doing?’ If the answer is yes then it’s best to sit down and be quiet
Try not to be critical of coaches, referees or umpires. Many are volunteers who give their time to make sport possible for all our children, and some are just learning.
Refrain from making comments about players mistakes or errors
Allow the coach to coach, refrain from coaching or directing their child or other players during all games and practices unless asked to help out
Avoid providing excuses for a poor result e.g. the referees, the coaches or other factors
Avoid a ‘win at all costs’ attitude. Although you may think winning is important, the focus for junior sport should be on fun.