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Code of Conduct
WYBA is committed to developing a setting that fosters fun, good sportsmanship, and personal and physical growth for its young athletes. Parents/spectators shall treat players, referees and coaches with respect. Regardless of intent, parents/spectators are role models for children. Denigrating players, referees and coaches sets a poor example for your child, undermines the team, and fosters poor behavior in others.

Player Code of Conduct:
The Wellesley Youth Basketball Association promotes good conduct by all participants. WYBA players will respect all players, coaches, referees, parents and spectators. Players will:

  1. Play hard but fair. Play by the rules of the game.
  2. Demonstrate sportsmanship. Recognize and applaud good play by your teammates and opponents. Win with dignity and lose with grace.
  3. Be committed to the team. Attend and pay attention at practices and games. Support your teammates. Work hard.
  4. Respect referees by politely accepting their decisions. Never talk back or show up an official.
  5. Respect coaches by valuing and appreciating their instruction and hard work. Ask questions. Seek to improve.
  6. Encourage your teammates to honor the Player Code of Conduct.
  7. Parents/guardians are expected to help their child understand and honor these commitments as a player.  


Expected behavior for parents/spectators includes:

  1. Recognizing and applauding good play on both sides
  2. Encouraging your child's commitment to his/her team 
  3. Honoring the game by never criticizing players, coaches or referees either explicitly or implicitly (e.g. groaning, physical motions, coaching from the stands)
  4. Encouraging other spectators to honor these expectations

In short, players play, coaches coach, refs ref and parents cheer.