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Abington Youth Basketball Association Code of Conduct

In order to promote good sportsmanship and ensure an enjoyable environment at all practices, games and related events, the Abington Youth Basketball (AYB) has developed this code of conduct.  By participating in an AYB event, the players, coaches, and parents (guardian) are acknowledging that they have read and will abide by this code. 


  1. I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my players ahead any desire to win.


  2. I will treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development within each age group.


  3. I will do my best to provide a safe playing situation for my players.


  4. I promise to review and practice basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries of my players.


  5. I will do my best to organize practices that are fun for all my players.


  6. I will lead by example in demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all my players.


  7. I will provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.


  8. I will be knowledgeable in the rules of the sport that I coach, and I will teach these rules to my players.


  9. I will use coaching techniques appropriate for the age of the players I coach. 


  10. I will remember that I am a youth sports coach, and that the game is for children and not adults.

  11. I will never show disrespect to any coach, referee, player or parent/guardian by questioning or confronting them, booing, taunting, refusing to shake hands, using profane language or gestures at any AYB event.

  12. I agree to let the player’s play, the coach’s coach, and the referee’s referee.


    I understand that any violation will result in disciplinary action that could include, but is not limited to the following:  Verbal warning, written warning, games suspension or season suspension.