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Amateur Athlete Code of Conduct

As an Athlete with MNASE Basketball League I hereby pledge to be positive about my youth sports experiences and accept responsibility for my participation by following this Players’ Code of Ethics pledge:

I agree to uphold and follow the MNASE Minors Athlete Code of Conduct that states the following;

  • I will always treat my teammates, coaches, opponents and officials the way I would like to be treated.
  • I will try to be a positive role model, leader and teammate.
  •  I will practice the basketball basics and learn each of the fundamentals including dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding and defense.
  •  I will display patience with my teammates as they improve their games.
  •  I will contribute as a team player by communicating with my coaches and teammates.
  •  I will read and learn the MNASE Basketball League rule book.
  •  I will respect all officials and their calls by not talking back, gesturing or any negative action after an official has blown their whistle.
  •  I will try my best and play hard at all practices and games.
  •  I will set goals for myself that will contribute to the team and include my parent's and/or guardian's assistance in achieving my goals.
  •  I will remember to have fun while staying competitive and optimistic.
  •  I will encourage good sportsmanship from fellow players, coaches, officials and parents at every game and practice by demonstrating good sportsmanship.
  •  I will try my best to attend every practice and game that I can, and will notify all my coaches and teammates if I cannot.
  •  I will expect to receive a fair amount of playing time, based on my contribution and dedication to the team.
  •  I will do my very best to listen and learn from my coaches.
  •  I will treat my coaches, other players, officials and fans with respect regardless of race, sex, creed, or abilities and I will expect to be treated accordingly.
  • I will request to have fun during my sports experience and will alert my parents or coaches if it stops being fun.
  •  I will demand to play in an environment that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and expect adults to refrain from their use at all MNASE Minor events.
  •  I will encourage my parents to be involved with my team as a team manager.
  •  I will remember that participation in MNASE Basketball League is an amateur sporting opportunity and a privilege that can be taken away by my coaches and/or parents at any time.

Parent Code of Conduct

I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care, and encouragement for my child participating in youth sports by following this MNASE Parents' Code of Ethics:

I accept and agree to uphold the following;

  • I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and officials at every game, practice, or other youth sports event.
  • I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of a personal desire to win.
  • I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.
  • I will require that my child's coach be a Gold License Coach through the USAB, trained in the responsibilities of being a youth sports coach and that the coach upholds the MNASE Coaches' Code of Conduct.
  • I will support coaches and officials working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.
  • I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and will refrain from their use at all my child's sports events.
  • I will remember that the game is for youth - not for adults.
  • I will help my child enjoy the youth sports experience by providing transportation to and from games in a timely manner.
  • I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans, and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed, or ability.
  • I will not force my child to participate in sports.
  • I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
  • I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.
  • I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game, practice or other sporting event.
  • I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent such as booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures.
  • I will not encourage any behaviors, practices or techniques that would endanger the health and well-being of other athletes.
  • I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
  • I will teach my child that doing their best is more important than winning.
  • I will support my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner regardless of the game outcome.
  • I will never ridicule or yell at my child or other participants for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • I will promote the emotional and physical well- being of the athletes ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.
  • I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, discuss, or confront coaches at the game, and will take time to speak with coaches at an agreed upon time and place.
  • I will refrain from coaching my child or other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.
  • I will inform coaches if my child is unable to play or participate in the program before pulling my child.

Coach Code of Conduct

To maintain a MNASE Basketball League Coaching Position or otherwise risk forfeiture, I agree to the USA Basketball Coaches Code of Conduct, which states as follows.

I will:

  • Conduct myself in a dignified manner relating to emotions, language, attitude and actions
  • Act at all times to protect the principles of fun, safety and development of all athletes
  • Demonstrate respect for the ability of opponents as well as for the judgment of referees, officials and opposing coaches
  • Display control and professionalism at all times under any circumstance
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person, including opponents, other coaches, officials, administrators, parents, athletes, and spectators
  • Refrain from physical contact with athletes except where necessary for the development of the athletes’ skill(s) or athletic ability
  • Be aware and understand the role and influence of a coach as an educator, imparting knowledge of skill as well as proper personal, academic, and social behavior
  • Be reasonable in my demands on athletes' time, energy and enthusiasm
  • Provide an opportunity for all athletes to play the sport
  • Agree to uphold the Progressive Coaching principles found within the USA Basketball Player Development Model
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the level of the athletes
  • Seek to learn the latest coaching practices that take into account the principles of growth and development of athletes
  • Agree to abide by all applicable USA Basketball rules and regulations, including USA Basketball’s SafeSport policy in accordance with MNASE Basketball League
  • Communicate with parents, athletes and other coaches in a timely manner.

Sports Officials Code of Conduct

Officials Code Of Conduct

The purpose of this Code is to establish guidelines for ethical standards of conduct for all MNASE officials.

  •  Officials shall master both the rules of the game and the mechanics necessary to enforce the rules, and shall exercise authority in an impartial, firm and controlled manner.
  •  Officials shall avoid the use of alcohol and tobacco products beginning with the arrival at the competition site until departure following the completion of the contest.
  •  Officials shall prepare themselves both physically and mentally, shall dress neatly and appropriately, and shall comport themselves in a manner consistent with the high standards of the profession.
  •  Officials shall be punctual and professional in the fulfillment of all contractual obligations.
  •  Officials shall remain mindful that their conduct influences the respect that student- athletes, coaches and the public hold for the profession.
  •  Officials shall, while enforcing the rules of play, remain aware of the inherent risk of injury that competition poses to amateur athletes. Where appropriate, they shall inform event management of conditions or situations that appear unreasonably hazardous.
  •  Officials shall take reasonable steps to educate themselves in the recognition of emergency conditions that might arise during the course of competition.
  •  Officials shall maintain an ethical approach while participating in forums, chat rooms and all forms of social media.
  •  Officials shall bear a great responsibility for engendering public confidence in sports.
  •  Officials shall be free of obligation to any interest other than the impartial and fair judging of sports competitions.
  •  Officials shall hold and maintain the basic tenets of officiating which include history, integrity, neutrality, respect, sensitivity, professionalism, discretion and tactfulness.
  •  Officials shall master both rules of the game and mechanics necessary to enforce the rules, and shall exercise authority in an impartial, firm and controlled manner.
  •  Officials shall uphold the honor and dignity of the profession in all interactions with amateur athletes, coaches, directors, administrators, colleagues and the public.
  •  Officials shall display and execute superior communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal.
  •  Officials shall recognize that anything which may lead to a conflict of interest, either real or apparent, must be avoided. Gifts, favors, special treatment, privileges, employment or a personal relationship with an organization, coach or team which can compromise the perceived impartiality of officiating must be avoided.
  •  Officials shall prepare themselves both physically and mentally, shall dress neatly and appropriately, and shall comport themselves in a manner consistent with the high standards of the profession.
  •  Officials shall not be party to actions designed to unfairly limit or restrain access to officiating, officiating assignments or to association membership. This includes selection for positions of leadership based upon economic factors, race, creed, color, age, sex, physical handicap, country or national origin.
  •  Officials shall be punctual and professional in the fulfillment of all contractual obligations.
  •  Officials shall work with each other and their governing bodies in a constructive and cooperative manner.
  •  Officials shall resist every temptation and outside pressure to use one’s position as an official to benefit oneself.
  •  Officials shall never participate in any form of illegal gambling on sports contest, may never gamble on any sporting event in which they have either a direct or indirect involvement and may never gamble on events involving high school athletics.
  •  Officials shall not make false or misleading statements regarding their qualifications, rating, credentials, experience, training or competence.
  •  Officials shall accept responsibility for all actions taken.
As an Official with MNASE Basketball League I agree to uphold and follow the Official's Code of Conduct at all times while in my capacity as an official.

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