Codes of Conduct

Dragons Basketball Club will not tolerate any untoward behaviour by any person associated with the Club - be they Coach, Player or Spectator.  Any member who transgresses the accepted codes of behaviour will be answerable to their coach in the first instance or may subsequently be called before the Management Committee.  Transgressions may result in suspensions or bans


  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your coach approach the official during a break or after the competition.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will you.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they be by your team or the opposition.
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.
  • Co-operate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
  • Play for the fun of it, and not just to please parents and coaches.


  • Remember that children participate for pleasure and that winning is only part of the fun.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing.
  • Be reasonable in your demands on young players’ time, energy and enthusiasm
  • Teach your players to follow the rules
  • Whenever possible, group players to ensure that everyone has a reasonable chance of success.
  • Avoid over playing the talented players. The just average need and deserve reasonable time.
  • Ensure equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and abilities of the players
  • Ensure that all training and fitness drills are appropriate for the age and development of the players
  • Develop team respect for the ability of opponent and for the judgement of officials and opposing coaches.
  • Follow the advice of the professionals when determining an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition.
  • Keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of children.

Parents and Spectators

  • Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage children to participate, do not force them.
  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather that winning or losing.
  • Encourage children to always participate according to the rules and follow officials decisions.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good performance and efforts from each team. Congratulate all participants upon their performance regardless of the game’s outcome.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  • Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Show respect for your team’s opposition. Without them there would be no game.
  • Do not use foul language or harass players, coaches, officials or other spectators.
  • Show appreciation of volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.

PCYC Code of Conduct

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