This Coaches code of conduct has been developed by Basketball Victoria to give participants some guide to the expectations it has on those participants.  It is also available as a PDF download.

  1. Remember that basketball is for enjoyment.

  2. Be reasonable in your demands

  3. Teach understanding and respect for the rules.

  4. Give all players a reasonable amount of court time.

  5. Develop team respect for the ability of opponents including their coaches.

  6. Instil in your players respect for officials and an acceptance of their judgement.

  7. Guide your players in their interaction with the media, parents and spectators.

  8. Group players according to age, height, skills and physical maturity, whenever possible.

  9. Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players.

  10. Be prepared to lose sometimes.

  11. Act responsibly when players are ill or injured.

  12. As well as imparting knowledge and skills, promote desirable personal and social behaviours.

  13. Keep your knowledge current.

  14. Ensure that any physical contact with a player is appropriate.

  15. Avoid personal relationships with players.

  16. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person.

  17. Always respect the use of facilities and equipment provided.

  18. Always respect the use of facilities and equipment provided.

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