Code of Conduct

The Sunbury Braves Basketball Club promotes playing basketball for enjoyment in a competitive spirit, while encouraging self-confidence and development in all areas of the game.
All members of the Sunbury Braves Basketball Club take on the responsibility of behaving in a proper and decent manner.
The use of profane language, harassment or abuse from players, coaches, officials or spectators will not be tolerated in any way.

  • Encourage your children to participate for their interest, not yours.
  • Encourage children to always play by the rules
  • Teach children that an honest effort is always as important as a victory.
  • Focus on developing skills and playing the game. Reduce the emphasis on winning.
  • A child learns best by example. Applaud good play by all teams.
  • Do not criticise yours or other children in front of others.
  • Accept decisions of all referees as being fair and called to the best of their ability. Abuse of referees is unacceptable behaviour.
  • Set an example by your own conduct, behaviour and appearance.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person.
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators.
  • Keep children in your care under control. Keep young children safe and off the court during games.
  • Always respect the use of facilities and equipment provided.

  • Understand and play by the rules. Breaking the rules will result in consequences for you and your team.
  • Respect referees and other officials.
  • Control your temper.
  • Work equally as hard for yourself and your team.
  • Be a good sport. Respect the opposition and accept any loss gracefully.
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated.
  • Play for the fun of it, not just to please parents or coaches.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person.
  • Be prepared to lose sometimes, be a fair winner and a good loser.
  • Listen to your coach’s advice and apply it at training and in games.
  • Always respect the use of facilities and equipment provided.

For further information regarding Code of Conduct, please visit the Basketball Victoria website or view the attached document.


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Bssketball Victoria Code of Conduct