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Framingham Youth Basketball Code of Conduct Agreement

         As parent or legal guardian of the minor named on this form, I acknowledge that Framingham Youth Basketball, Inc. (“FYB”) has accepted the registration form for my child to play on an FYB team in the Metrowest Travel League, and this acceptance is conditioned upon, and subject to, my and my child’s agreement to the following FYB Player, Coach and Parent Code of Conduct (“Code of Conduct”) guidelines.  I accept this on behalf of the members of my family, to be bound by its provisions, and to be subject to any disciplinary actions that might result.  Alternatively, (and/or in addition to the above) as a coach of a team participating in the Metrowest Travel League as part of FYB, I acknowledge that my participation is conditioned upon, and subject to, my agreement to the following FYB Player, Coach and Parent Code of Conduct guidelines.  I accept this and agree to be bound by its provisions, and to be subject to any disciplinary actions that might result.

         The primary purpose of youth sports programs is to offer each participant the opportunity to pursue, through competitive sports, the physical and emotional benefits of such activities. Too often the emphasis in sports participation has been placed on winning at any cost. The purpose of the FYB Code of Conduct, to be followed by every participant, is to emphasize good sportsmanship, proper conduct, and full compliance with the rules and policies of Framingham Youth Basketball.

         The FYB Code of Conduct applies to all players, coaches, officials, parents, and spectators. The coaches are solely responsible for the action of their players, parents and spectators. The FYB Code of Conduct is based on the following principles of sportsmanship:

1.     It is expected that all parents and fans will root for their team. The FYB will not tolerate negative remarks or gestures to the opposing team or to the officials.

2.     It is expected the players will do their best at all times, avoid negative remarks to any player, official or coach, and act in a sportsmanlike manner always, win or lose.

3.     It is expected that players will play and coaches will coach their team, not officiate the game.

4.     It is expected that the coaches will control their teams and the parents of the players on their teams at all times; although the coaches should make an effort to win and have their players try hard at all times, coaches are required to act in a sportsmanlike manner.

5.     No official, player, spectator or coach shall lay a hand upon, push, shove, strike, threaten, verbally abuse, use foul language, or otherwise endanger the safety of any other official, player, spectator, or coach. In addition to forfeiture of the game, violators may be permanently banned from future FYB participation.

6.     Coaches and the Board have the discretion to impose sanctions due to inappropriate conduct at practices, scrimmages, or games.

7.     Any player or coach receiving 2 technical fouls in a game or who is ejected from the game is ineligible to participate the next league game and may be subject to further disciplinary action.

8.     In addition to the above provisions, FYB incorporates by reference the provisions of the Code of Conduct as adopted by the Metrowest Travel Basketball League.

         We encourage you to root for your team, play hard and have fun. However, the FYB will not tolerate unsportsmanlike behavior nor will it tolerate those who violate the rules. Players, parents, coaches, referees, or spectators who violate any of the above will be subject to disciplinary action by the league, including suspension, expulsion and permanent exclusion from FYB participation. We appreciate your cooperation and support.


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