Code of Conduct

Coaches Code of Conduct

A basketball coach is a teacher, a leader or an instructor to train, educate or motivate athletes and can have tremendous influence on the social, emotional, and physical development of young athlete of any age. Every athlete's experience on the basketball court, whether positive or negative may remain part of them for the rest of their life. The Woodbridge Basketball Association (WBA) ensures that the coach/athlete relationship is of the utmost success with emphasis on the athletes and to maximized young athletes experience in the game of basketball. All Woodbridge Lions Basketball coaches must display the utmost ethical and moral qualities at the same time being a powerful role model, mentor and a teacher to each and every athlete he/she coaches.

Coaches of Woodbridge Basketball Association should be made aware of their responsibilities to the team, the players, the club and the community as a whole and as such should conduct themselves in the manner that is appropriate and promote education around our young players. Coaches are anyone who participates as a teacher, leader or instructor to train, educate or motivate athletes to compete in an athletic activity. That being said, WBA coaches' primary goal is to educate and develop our young athletes.

A basketball coach is a teacher, a leader or an instructor to train, educate or motivate athletes and can have tremendous influence on the social, emotional, and physical development of young athletes of any age. Every athlete's experience on the basketball court, whether positive or negative may remain part of them for the rest of their life. The Woodbridge Basketball Association (WBA) ensures that the coach/athlete relationship is of the utmost success with emphasis on the athletes and to maximize young athletes' experience in the game of basketball. All WBA coaches must display the utmost ethical and moral qualities while being a powerful role model, mentor and a teacher to each and every athlete he/she coaches.

All WBA Coaches should adhere to the following:

  • Prepare to be good leaders, a positive influence and role model to all our young athletes.
  • Communication in a positive and rational manner.
  • Show respect and recognize the differences in each young athlete.
  • Demonstrate respect for all individuals; the players, other coaches, the officials and the game of basketball in general.
  • Be committed to fair play and reward effort where necessary.
  • WBA coaches will promote discipline and good sportsmanship.
  • The use of proper language on and off the court should be expected at all times.
  • Unnecessary criticism and negative behaviour around our young athletes will not be tolerated by WBA.
  • Unwarranted pressure should not be placed on young athletes at the WBA basketball; instead coaches should encourage our young athletes to focus on team participation.
  • WBA coaches will be approachable to athletes, parents and promote athletes to comment in a way that is not based on fear or intimidation.
  • WBA Coaches should promote the primary wellbeing, development, health and enjoyment of each athlete and should not base their coaching on any personal desire to win at all times.

 

Quality of a good Coach

  • Every coach should develop a coaching philosophy and promote team playing.
  • Have curriculum in place to teach the game of basketball.
  • A good coach should have the ability to know when to make the right age decision and plans for his/her team
  • Coaches should make sure his/her team has the appropriate safe environment where they practice and play.
  • A good coach must inspire and motivate his/her team when needed.
  • Make sure legal, moral and ethical standards are in place.
  • A good coach should be a good communicator and does not lose his/her temper easily.
  • A good coach must be reliable and responsible.
  • A good basketball coach should know the rules of the game of basketball and follow them.
  • A good coach should be adaptable, flexible and modify the basketball game to fit the appropriate age he/she coaches.
  • Should not discriminate, prejudice, nor allow such behaviors on court.
  • A good coach should bear in mind the role they play in our communities and as such should be trustworthy and honest with his/her athletes.
  • A good coach should respect himself, his players, his organization, his staff, and the community.
  • A good coach should have knowledge of first aid, health laws, and the use of safety equipment.
  • A good coach must acknowledge any form of injury of any athlete and carry out the appropriate care and procedures for the athlete.