Coach's Code of Conduct

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Coach's Code of Conduct

Coaches Code of Conduct

The following Rules of Conduct and Responsibilities are set forth as a guide to all Coaches of the CRBL and reflect the minimum standards expected and required by the Board of Directors of the CRBL. Violations or noncompliance with these rules/responsibilities will result in appropriate administrative action by the Board of Directors of the CRBL.
These Rules of Conduct and Responsibilities are designed to accomplish one primary objective -- to establish a learning and sportsmanlike atmosphere from which our young people can benefit. As a coach you are looked upon as a teacher, mentor, leader and ROLE MODEL! Winning or losing should be the least important thing you do. Your goal should be to teach your players the skills of the game, sportsmanship and to instill upon them a love of the sport. If your players develop over the season and want to play again next season, you should consider your season a success! These principles and how you project them will determine the success or failure of this basketball season and ultimately the future of the CRBL.
Your cooperation and adherence to these rules will ensure an enjoyable experience for all involved.

Remember, we are here for the kids, not for the coaches or parents!
This is a developmental league!

1.) Coaching is a privilege, not a right. .

2.) Coaches are completely responsible for the behavior of everyone on their team, including parents, relatives, friends and players that are at the game.

3.) Promote good sportsmanship, team work, physical conditioning and teaching skills appropriate to the sport. Do not teach or allow rough, violent or dirty tactics of play!

4.) All decisions and actions shall be made using the spirit of fair play, sportsmanship, and to enrich the overall experience of the youths participating in the program.

5.) CRBL supports the involvement of participants at all skill levels. All players should have equal opportunity to participate. Coaches should use their judgment in the placement of players to avoid unnecessary injuries.

6.) Coaches should make themselves available to players and parents/relatives for discussions about players’ abilities and goals. All reasonable effort should be made to honor these requests.

7.) Profanity of any kind will not be tolerated.

8.) Abuse, harassment or threatening behavior towards players, referees, other coaches, or spectators in any form will not be tolerated.

9.) A minimum of one adult must be at all practices and games

10.) No smoking, drinking, or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be allowed at games or practice, or any other time while coaching.

11) Facilities and equipment provided for practices and games will be treated with care and respect.

Coaches Code of Conduct/Game Day

1) Before, during and after the game, be an example of dignity, patience and positive spirit.

2) Before a game, introduce yourself to the opposing coach and to the referee.

3) During the game, you are responsible for the sportsmanship of your players. If one of your players is disrespectful, irresponsible or overly aggressive, take the player out of the game at least long enough for him/her to calm down.

4) During the game, you are also responsible for the conduct of the parents and supporters of your team. It is imperative to explain acceptable player and parent behavior in a preseason meeting.

5) Encourage your team supporters to applaud and cheer for good play by either team. Discourage the supporters, coaches and players from shouting criticisms at any player, scorekeeper or the referee.

6) During the game, do not address the referee at all. If you have a small issue, discuss it with the referee calmly and patiently between the periods.

7) If you have a major complaint, or if you think the referee was unfair, biased, unfit or incompetent, report your opinion to your League. Your reactions will be taken seriously if they are presented objectively and formally.

8) After the game, thank the referee and ask your players to do the same.

9) The referee is the final word on the court, period! Disrespect toward the referee will not be tolerated.

10) It is the winning coach’s responsibility to keep a game score from embarrassing any team. If you believe a game score may be out of hand, please speak to the opposing coach about how to handle that particular game.

11) Coaches may not leave the bench area during the game, except to tend to an injured player.

"Winning is not everything, but making the effort to win is".

Final Thoughts:

Your example is powerful, for better or worse. If you insist on fair play, if you concentrate on your players' enjoyment of the game and their overall, long term development, and if you support the referee, your players and their parents will notice. If you encourage (or allow) your players to play outside the rules; if you're overly concerned about results; and if you criticize the referee harshly; your players and their parents will also notice.

Think about what you're doing during a game! Uphold the Spirit of the Game! If you follow the expectations described above, the spirit of the game will be alive and well in CRBL and will grow, along with the enjoyment of all.

All Coaches are expected to adhere to these rules in their entirety. Violation or noncompliance these rules/responsibilities will result in appropriate administrative action by the Board of Directors of the CRBL, up to a three game suspension. A second violation of any of the rules/responsibilities, during your time with the CRBL, will result in a lifetime suspension from the CRBL. All decisions from the CRBL board will be deemed to be final.

I have read and agree to adhere to the above standard while coaching for the CRBL

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