Coach Conduct

JBL Coach Code Of Conduct

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The Jersey Basketball League (JBL) endeavors to create a league in which its player-participants can develop basketball skills and enjoy competition in a safe and fun environment.  All coaches in the JBL will abide by the following Code of Conduct. 

Coaches are responsible for their Spectators, Assistant Coaches, Players, Timekeepers, & Scorers

Assistant coaches, timekeepers and scorers are not to address the officials, opponents, or spectators.

Coaches in the JBL shall:

  • Refrain from criticism of opposing teams, their players, coaches, & fans by word or gesture.
  • Accept decisions of the officials w/o argument as fair & called to the best of the abilities of the officials.
  • Be responsible for conduct, control, and removal of any unruly fan(s) in violation of the spectator’s code of conduct, at the request of the game officials. If this occurs, the coach has 3 options:

a)    Remove the violator him/herself from the gym.

b)    Call the police to remove the violator

c)    Forfeit the game if they will not do either a or b

  • Not use abusive or profane language at any time.
  • Not permit participation of any player or attendance from spectator, who is ineligible for any reason.
  • Remove any player from games when in doubt about his/her health, whether or not as a result of injury, until competent medical advice is available.
  • Not deliberately incite unsportsmanlike conduct. This includes interacting with spectators.
  • Not use alcohol, illegal substances, or tobacco products at game sites.

Each Coach/Player Technical Foul will count 1 pt to the Team Conduct Violation total.

Any Coach/Player/Spectator Ejections will result in the following penalties*:

1st Offense – If any individual player, coach, timekeeper, scorer, or spectator is ejected from a game, that person will not be allowed to attend or participate in the next 2 games.

2nd Offense – That person(s) will be suspended for the next 5 games.

3rd Offense – Results in that person(s) suspension from the League indefinitely.

*Coach Ejections do not reset the following year, they are cumulative

Each Coach/Player/Spectator Ejection will count 2 pts to the Team total

ANY TEAM WHO HAS ACCRUED A TOTAL OF 7 CODE OF CONDUCT POINTS ARE INELIGIBLE FOR THE PLAYOFFS. IF THEY ACCRUE 10 POINTS, THE TEAM WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LEAGUE

The JBL Director will receive reports regarding an incident, review them with the league’s Discipline Committee, & then issue suspensions as outlined in the Code of Conduct. The Town Director is responsible for notifying the individual about their suspension.

The JBL reserves the right to suspend any individuals from the program or its events in order to ensure the safety of its members and uphold its mission.

Appeals will only be considered when there is sufficient & compelling evidence that the suspension is unwarranted. Appeals related to an in-game judgment call by a referee will not be considered.

 


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