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It is the responsibility of each coach and parent to:

  1. Realize that the purpose of youth basketball is to promote the physical, mental, moral, social, and emotional well-being of the individual players.
  2. Emphasizes the proper ideals of, and lead by example in demonstrating sportsmanship,    ethical conduct, and fair play.
  3. Remember that children play for fun and enjoyment.  Always place the emotional and physical well being of players ahead of any personal desire to win.  Never ridicule or yell at any children for making mistakes or losing a game.
  4. Show cordial courtesy to visiting teams and officials.
  5. Respect the property of communities that you are visiting.
  6. Respect the integrity and judgment of the referee.
  7. Achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game, the       SYBC/TCBL, and the basketball organizations we are affiliated with.
  8. Show respect for all players, coaches, fans, and officials regardless of race, sex, creed, or ability.
  9. Remember that children need adult role models they can respect.  Be generous with your praise when it is deserved and set a good example.
  10. Treat each player as an individual, remembering there may be a large spread of physical and emotional development of members of the same team.
  11. To the extent practicable, follow the advice of the physician or parent when determining when an injured player is ready to play again. 
  12. Make a commitment to educate yourself on positive coaching principles and the principles of growth and development of children. 
  13. Remember that a contest is only a game, not a matter of life or death for any player, coach, official, parent of the SYB/TCBL, and that the game is for children and not adults. 



It is the responsibility of SYB players to show courtesy, respect, and sportsmanship to his/her teammates, opponents, referees, coaches, and parent volunteers. SYB will not tolerate behavior that is inconsistent with these principles and thus reflects poorly on the SYB program.  To the extent that a player's conduct is contrary to these principles and disruptive to the functioning of the team and the enjoyment of his/her teammates, appropriate action will be taken at the discretion of the SYB board.