CODE OF CONDUCT

HHoops is a non-profit community organization based in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, PA, dedicated to providing the young people in our area the opportunity to learn, play, and enjoy the great game of basketball. It is therefore essential for parents, coaches and officials to encourage youth athletes to embrace the values of good sportsmanship. Moreover, adults involved in youth sports events should be models of good sportsmanship and should lead by example by demonstrating fairness, respect and self-control.

I therefore pledge to be responsible for my words and actions while attending, coaching, officiating or participating in a youth sports event and shall conform my behavior to the following code of conduct:

  • I will not engage in or encourage any individual to engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.
  • I will not engage in or encourage any individual to engage in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety or well-being of any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.
  • I will not use drugs or alcohol while at a youth sports event and will not attend, coach, officiate or participate in a youth sports event while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • I will not permit my child, or encourage any other person, to use drugs or alcohol at a youth sports event and will not permit my child, or encourage any other person, to attend, coach, officiate or participate in a youth sports event while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • I will not engage in or encourage any individual to engage in the use of profanity.
  • I will treat and will encourage other individuals to treat every coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee with respect regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or ability.
  • I will not engage in or encourage any individual to engage in verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.
  • I will not initiate or encourage any individual to initiate a fight or scuffle with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.

I hereby agree that if I fail to conform my conduct to the foregoing while attending, coaching, officiating or participating in a youth sports event I will be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to the following in any order or combination:

  • Verbal warning issued by a league, organization or school official.
  • Written warning issued by a league, organization or school official.
  • Suspension or immediate ejection from a youth sports event issued by a league, organization or school official who is authorized to issue such suspension or ejection by a school board or youth sports organization.
  • Suspension from multiple youth sports events issued by a league, organization or school official who is authorized to issue such suspension by a school board or youth sports organization.
  • Season suspension or multiple season suspension issued by a school board or youth sports organization

 

"There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either."

— MICHAEL JORDAN
Chicago Bulls

"The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play ‘Drop the Handkerchief'."

— James Naismith
Father of Basketball

"Poise and confidence are not possible unless you have prepared correctly. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Poise and confidence are a natural result of proper preparation."

— John Wooden