PARENT/GUARDIAN CODE OF CONDUCT
To provide a positive experience for players, families, coaches, and club volunteers it is important that we abide by the policies and procedures outlined here. Failure to meet these expectations can result in suspension of privileges to attend games and in severe cases, removal of the player from the team.
As a parent or guardian of an Issaquah Select Basketball player, it is expected that you are responsible for your behavior and other parents, family, or guests that you bring to the games. Please remember that this is youth basketball, so it is important that players learn to be a competitive athlete while being respectful and demonstrating good sportsmanship regardless of circumstances. Every adult (parents and guests) is expected to be a positive role model and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game. Words and actions while attending or participating in an Issaquah Select Basketball attended event shall conform to the behavior in the following code of conduct:
- Sportsmanlike conduct is expected. Adults will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, player, or parent such as berating, taunting; refusing to shake hands; verbal or physical threats; or using profane language or gestures.
- Respect the officials and their authority before, during, and after games and never confront officials at a game. Allow coaches to handle disputed decisions or calls made by referees, officials, or volunteers responsible for game rules.
- Privately communicate your concerns about behavior of program players, parents/guardians, guests, coaches, or volunteers to the coach of your team and/or the co-directors of the Issaquah Select basketball program. This should occur not at the end of a game but within 48 hours of the end of the game (48 hour rule).
- Ensure that your Issaquah Select Boys Basketball player and you treat any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee with respect regardless of race, creed, color, nationality.
- Should your player not be able to make a scheduled practice or game, it is both the player and parent responsibility to inform the coach before the absence. All coaches have the right to reduce playing time should a player consistently miss practices or games without prior notification.
- All players must be picked up at the scheduled end of team functions. It is a reasonable obligation that club coaches, officers, and volunteers will ensure that players are not left outside of a gym at the end of practice without supervision. However, it is unreasonable to ask our coaches to put their plans on hold to repeatedly wait for players to be picked up from the team function. If a player is repeatedly not picked up on time, their playing time and their position on the team may be impacted.
Depending on the severity of the infraction, a violation can result in the parent and the associated player being dismissed from the team. Enforcement options are outlined below.
The Board of Issaquah Select Basketball may take the following enforcement options should an infraction by a parent or guest of a parent or player occur:
- First warning: Parent or guest will be reminded of the conduct rules that were agreed upon and signed by the parent at the beginning of the season. The game monitor will submit the warning to the Board and to be kept on file for the remainder of the season.
- First Suspension: This is a result of a parent or guest formally given a first warning violating the code of conduct. The suspension requires the parent or guest not to attend the next Issaquah Select Boys basketball game, including tournaments. If a parent or guest ignores the suspension, the coach will be required to bench the related player for that game. A suspension will be kept on file for the remainder of the season.
- Final Suspension: Any parent or guest receiving a second suspension due to conduct or is involved in any physical altercation with a player, referee, coach, official, parent, or other volunteer managing the game will be banned from all Issaquah Select Boys basketball games and tournaments for the remainder of the season. Failure to comply will result in the player related to the parent or guest to be benched for any game or dismissed from Issaquah Select Boys basketball for the balance of the season and tournaments with no refund
Thank you for adhering to this code of conduct and for setting the example for good sportsmanship and respect.