Code of Conduct

Everyone associated with FHS Basketball Club are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner.  Basketball is intended to be a recreational activity for enjoyment and health.  The ‘Code of Conduct’ has been developed to assist everyone to obtain the maximum benefit and enjoyment from their involvement in basketball.

  1. Give 100% – your best that you can on the day.
  2. Speak positive words and encourage your teammates.
  3. Play by the rules and do not argue the decision.
  4. Be humble when you win or make a good shot.
  5. Keep your head up and stay positive when you lose.
  6. Make having FUN and PARTICIPATING a priority – “Having a go” is what is important.
  7. Help others enjoy the sport and shake hands after the game.


  1. Encourage your children to participate for their own interest and enjoyment, not yours.
  2. Encourage children to always play by the rules.
  3. Teach children that an honest effort is always as important as victory.
  4. Focus on developing skills and playing the game.
  5. A child learns by example.  Applaud good play by all teams.
  6. Do not criticise your or others’ children in front of others.
  7. Accept decisions of all referees as being fair and called to the best of their ability.
  8. Set a good example by your own conduct, behaviour and appearance.
  9. Support all efforts to remove verbal or physical abuse from sporting activities.
  10. Respect the rights and dignity of worth of every person.
  11. Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators.
  12. Keep children in your care under control.
  13. Always respect the use of facilities and equipment provided.


  1. Understand and play by the rules.
  2. Respect referees and other officials.
  3. Control your temper.
  4. Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
  5. Be a good sport.
  6. Treat all players as you would like to be treated.
  7. Play for the “enjoyment of it” and not just to please parents and coaches.
  8. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of each person.
  9. Be prepared to lose sometimes.
  10. Listen to the advice of your coach and try to apply at practice and in games.
  11. Always respect the use of the equipment and facilities provided.


  1. Remember that basketball is for enjoyment.
  2. Be reasonable in your demands.
  3. Teach understanding and respect for the rules.
  4. Give all players a reasonable amount of court time.
  5. Develop team respect for the ability of opponents including their coaches.
  6. Instill in your players respect for officials and an acceptance of their judgement.
  7. Be prepared to lose sometimes.
  8. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person.

Follow this link for a full description of Basketball Victoria’s Code of Conduct

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