Basketball is an excellent recreational activity for enjoyment and health. It’s also a lot of fun 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.
Under a Respect for our game initiative, Basketball Victoria (BV) has outlined what is and isn’t acceptable when interacting with referees.
Keilor Basketball Association (KBA) has a Participant Behaviour Policy which provides a clear and comprehensive statement of expectations of all involved in basketball.
Basketball Victoria have developed Codes of Conduct so that we can all be 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 basketball.
Remember that breaches of 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 a Code is not accepted as an excuse.
If controlling your behaviour is an issue, remain outside the venue – go and get a coffee, catch up on emails, go for a walk – let our children enjoy basketball.