Athletes’ Behavioural Guidelines

Anyone who participates in an athletic activity is considered an athlete. It is expected that each athlete will compete to the best of his or her abilities at all times, keeping in mind the spirit of competition and of the game.

Goal Statement
Any athlete participating in Basketball Ontario sanctioned events will be expected to adhere to the following Guidelines to Behaviour:

Always model mature behaviour consistent with that of Basketball Ontario’s Guidelines for Behaviour:

  • FAIR PLAY is an athlete’s first priority
  • Participate for the love and enjoyment of the game
  • Respect the efforts and accomplishments of your teammates and your opponents
  • Respect officials, coaches, spectators and event organizers
  • Respect the facility you visit or in which you play
  • Respect the rules of the game

Player Roles and Responsibilities

The Guelph Youth Basketball Association requires all athletes’ to adhere to the Policies and Procedures set forth and in accordance with Basketball Ontario’s Guidelines for Behaviour.

You are responsible for going to practices, being 15 minutes early so you are ready, both physically and mentally, for practice, working hard at practices and games and making sure you are eating healthy, getting enough sleep and generally planning your time. You must take responsibility for your performance, set your own goals and work with your coach and parents towards achieving them. You must own your performance.

Player’s Bill of Rights

  • To have the opportunity to participate in sports
  • To have qualified adult leadership
  • To participate in a safe and healthy environment
  • To have proper preparation for participation in basketball
  • To be treated with dignity and fairness at all times
  • To have equal opportunity in striving for success