Code of Conduct

By Whistler Youth Basketball


Player’s Code

  • Play for the fun of it (and not to please parents and coaches).
  • Play by the rules.
  • Cooperate with your coach, teammates and opponents.
  • Work hard for yourself and for your team.
  • Do not argue with officials.
  • Control your temper.
  • Be a good sport and treat all players like you’d like to be treated… the basketball golden rule.

Parent’s Code

  • Remember, children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Never force your child to participate in sports.
  • Remember children learn best by example.
  • Encourage your child to always play by the rules.
  • Never yell or ridicule your child (or any child) for making a mistake or losing.
  • Do not yell or ridicule and official’s judgement.
  • Help your child understand that individual skills and achievements are more satisfying when applied to a team situation.
  • Teach your child that an honest effort and hard work is just as important as a victory.

Coaches’ Code

  • The building of sound, fundamental basketball skills and developing a love for the game is our first objective.
  • Encourage team play.
  • Every attempt should be made to give players equal playing time.
  • Reinforce good sportsmanship whenever possible.
  • Show respect for referees, other coaches and players at all times.
  • As much as possible be a resource person to your players, helping them to develop their athletic and human potential.
  • While trying to treat all players as equals, recognize that all children are not the same and respect their individual differences.

    2000 Sydney Olympics



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