Parents Code of Behaviour

Parents of Heat Basketball players are expected to act in accordance with the following code of conduct. It includes expected behaviour detailed in the Gold Coast Region Code of Conduct.

  1. Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  2. Encourage children to participate do not force them.
  3. Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather then winning or losing.
  4. Encourage children to always play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
  5. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  6. Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performance and skilful plays by all participants.
  7. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  8. Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  9. Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
  10. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  11. Do not use crude or abusive language or gestures towards an official or any other person present at the event or competition.
  12. Do not do anything which adversely affects or reflects on or discredits Basketball as a sport generally, Basketball Australia, Basketball Queensland, Gold Coast City Regional Basketball Association, Heat Basketball, the squad, competition, tournament, sponsor, official supplier or licensee, including without limitation, any illegal act or any act of dishonesty or fraud at any time.
  13. Do not bet on the outcome or any other aspect of the event and/or competition.
  14. Control your temper
    –    Do not abuse, threaten or intimidate
    –         An event or competition official
    –         Any other participants.