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MORRIS PLAINS BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
 PARENT/ PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT
 

Few youth sports programs are successful without the support of parents.  In the effort to provide a positive athletic environment for the youth, coaches, officials and spectators of Morris Plains Basketball, the MPBAParent/Player Code of Conduct has been implementedAs a parent, we ask that you and your child abide by the rules and guidelines established and listed below.  Please read the following Parent/Player Code of Conduct and sign below as acceptance of these terms.
 
I hereby agree that:

  1. I will not force my child to participate in sports.
  2. I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for youth, not adults.
  3. I will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my child or the safety of others.
  4. I will learn the rules of the game and the policies of the league.
  5. 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.
  6. I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, or parent (such as, but not limited to, booing and taunting; refusing to shake hands; or using profane language or gestures), nor will I accept this behavior from my child.
  7. I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of the athletes.
  8. I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
  9. I will demand that my child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
  10. I will teach my child that doing one’s best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
  11. I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard, and make my child feel like a winner every time.
  12. I will never ridicule or yell at my child, or any other participant, for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  13. I will emphasize skill development and practices and how they will benefit my child over winning.  I will also de-emphasize games and competition.
  14. 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.
  15. I will respect officials & coaches and their authority during games.  I will never question, discuss, or confront officials & coaches in public.  I will schedule to speak with them at an agreed time and place.
  16. I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free from drugs and alcohol and I will refrain from their use at recreational sporting events.
  17. I will refrain from on court coaching of my child or any other players during games and practices, unless I am one of the official coaches of the team.
 
PERSONNEL POLICY AND PROCEDURE

The MPBA is proud of our program.  To keep it at this high standard, we want you to be aware of what you should do if a problem occurs.  If questions/concerns arise, consult with your coach.  If  any issue is unresolved, or of a serious nature, refer to the MPBA President, MPBA Vice President, or the MPBA Player Agent in writing.