Parent Code of Conduct

Calgary Basketball Academy

Parent / Spectator Code of Conduct

I will:

  • Support my child with positive encouragement.
  • Respect and adhere to the ideals, policies, and rules determined by FIBA, Basketball Alberta and my child’s team.
  • Maintain self control at all times.
  • Encourage my child to attend as many games and practices as reasonably possible in a timely manner. Notify the coach/manager ahead of time of absences.
  • Respect the facilities, either home or away, in which my child is privileged to play.
  • Show respect for the decisions, judgment and authority of the officials and timekeepers.
  • Show respect for the feelings and accept the capabilities of my child, my child’s teammates and players on the other team.
  • Exhibit a high degree of sportsmanship, teamwork and positive attitude at all times when representing my child and CBA
  • Understand the coach and team philosophy. If you don’t know the goals of the team ask them to be explained at the first team meeting of the season.
  • Avoid confusing my child by coaching from the stands.
  • Gain an understanding of the CBA 24 hour rule to deal with team complaints and adhere to it.
  • If wanting to express my opinion, it will be done so in a face to face meeting and not through email or text messaging
  • Speak to the coach at a pre-determined “open time” as determined by the coach and established at the beginning of the season, such as after practices, after team meetings, or on the phone or in person at a mutually agreed upon time.
  • Direct all comments and criticisms of other spectators, participants, officials, or board members in private and away from the players participating in the program. Coaches will not discuss players with anyone but their team. Also, coaches may request a third party observer (manager, assistant coach, Board member) at any private discussion.
  • Refrain from expressing my opinion of the coaches or players in front of my own child.
  • Refrain from using foul language towards other parents, coaches, officials or opponents.
  • Refrain from yelling at or threatening referees, opposing players or coaches before, during, or after games or practices.
  • Refrain from demonstrating frustration or anger after a loss or poor performance.
  • Not physically abuse any other person.
  • Refrain from approaching the bench during a game situation unless summoned by a coach.
  • Report to the coach all injuries, special medical conditions (such as asthma) or extenuating circumstances (such as lack of sleep or family crisis) that may affect the player in any form.
  • Accept defeat gracefully…love the game above the prize.


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