Michael Clarke Recreation Centre - Basketball

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Only players who appear on the team sheet will be eligible to play
A player must play at least 50% of games to be eligible for finals.

TEAMS AND PLAYERS
A minimum of 7 players can be registered to a team
Each player can only be registered to one team
We generally recommend that players are at least 16 years of age to play in our adult competitions.

GRADING
Grading of teams will be scheduled for the first 1- 2 weeks of competition. However, given the variable ages and skill levels often evident across teams, the Centre reserves the right to include extra grading weeks.

TEAM CAPTAIN/MANAGER
A team captain/manager must be nominated on the team nomination form with complete contact details. In the event of a forfeit or any correspondence, the team captain will be contacted by the Centre. It will be the responsibility of the team captain to pass all correspondence onto their team players. Please also provide a secondary contact for the team in the event that the captain is unable to be contacted.

SIGN ON

All players must ‘sign on’ on the score sheet before the start of a game by signing next to their name. At least 3 registered members of the team must sign on before the game can start.
Late players must sign on before taking the court.
Borrowed players must also write their names on the score sheet and indicate which team they are registered in.
Note, you can borrow from a lower division
You may ONLY borrow players if your team has less than number of players required to take the court
Players cannot fill in during semi finals or grand finals

UNIFORMS

Soccer

All Players must wear same coloured shirts (not singlets).
Goal keepers must wear different colour shirt to distinguish them from other team players. All players must wear shin pads and long socks that cover the entire shin pads.
All players must wear permanent shirt numbers on the back of their shirt. Players without numbers will not be able to play. This rule is set by NSW Referees Association and will be strictly enforced by the Centre.

Basketball

Teams must wear same coloured shirts.
Non-marking shoes must be worn.
Gloves are permitted to be worn by players with approval of the official.
No jewelry to be worn whilst on court.
Finger nails must be to satisfaction of the umpire and sports coordinator or supervisor.
All players must wear permanent shirt numbers on the back of their shirt. Players without numbers will not be able to play

DUTY
Your team will be required to complete duty for either the game before or after your game. You will be required to have at least two (2) people for duty. Duty rosters will be made as fairly as possible. If there is a bye team, the bye team will do duty for all games.
If your team doesn’t not complete duty you will lose 2 Competition Points

FORFEITS
At least 4 registered players from the team must take the court to avoid a forfeit.
A team must inform the Centre of their intent to forfeit as soon as possible either in person or by phone (02 8760 4800). Contact the Sports Coordinator directly only in instances where a forfeit is far in advance. Email mccompetitions@belgravialeisure.com.au.
Some allowances may be made if long notice (two weeks minimum) is given for whole team unavailability (eg. children school events etc). If a member of the Centre is not contacted or a team forfeits within the 48 hours before their game, a $65 forfeit fee will be imposed. Please note: if any team members can participate in a friendly, the fine will not be imposed.
Teams forfeiting 3 or more times in a season will not be allowed to register for the next season’s competition unless a vacancy still exists after all other expressions of interest are placed.
The team captain will be notified by phone in the event that the team’s opposition intend to forfeit.
A 15-0 win will be assigned and whenever feasible, the Centre will attempt to organise a ’friendly’ game at the designated timeslot if the team is interested.
There are no partial refunds of season fees paid when your team misses a game due to a forfeit. The timeslot of your game time will be available for your team to use the court to train in lieu of refunds.

FINALS SERIES
Teams will play 2 weeks of finals/playoffs for all competitions.
Semi Finals will be 1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd. The winners play each other in the Grand Final.
Finals format will be determined at the Centre’s discretion.
Players cannot be borrowed for finals; only registered players to participating teams, who appear on the team sheet are eligible to play. A player must play a minimum 50% of games for a team during the regular season to be eligible to play finals. Teams with outstanding fees will not be permitted to play in the final series.

Code of Behaviour

This template Code of Behaviour aims to set out the minimum standards for anyone involved in sport. It should apply when playing, training or taking part in club sanctioned activities.

Act within the rules and spirit of your sport.
Promote fair play over winning at any cost.
Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills.
Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport.
Treat each person as an individual.
Show respect and courtesy to all involved with the sport.
Respect the rights and worth of every person, regardless of their age, race, gender, ability, cultural background, sexuality or religion.
Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators.
Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance exists) with people under the age of 18.
Display appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions.
Display responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs.
Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept Responsibility for your decisions and actions.
Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment.
Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment-free environment.
Do not tolerate abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour.

Athletes

Give your best at all times.
Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.
Play by the rules and show respect for other players, coaches and officials.

Coaches

Place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else.
Help each person (athlete, official, etc.) to reach their potential. Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person and encourage them with positive and constructive feedback
Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up-to-date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of
growth and development of young players.
Ensure that any physical contact with another person is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the person’s skill development.

Officials

Place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else. Ensure all players are included and can participate,
Regardless of their race, gender, ability, cultural background, sexuality or religion.
Be consistent, impartial and objective when making decisions.
Address unsporting behaviour and promote respect for other players and officials.

Spectators

Respect the effort and performances of players and officials
Reject the use of harassment, bullying or violence in any form, whether by other spectators, coaches, officials or athletes.

Spectator Behaviour

Our commitment

Our club is committed to providing a safe environment for participation. Aggressive, threatening or other inappropriate behaviour by members, their families, their friends, and other sporting personnel while attending a game or event will not be tolerated.

These behaviours are outlined in our Code of Behaviour and specifically include:

Using bad language
Harassing or ridiculing players, coaches, officials or other spectators
Making racist, religious, sexist or other inappropriate comments to players, coaches, officials or other spectators
Any threatening behaviour or physical altercation between spectators and players, coaches, officials or other spectators
Putting undue pressure on children, berating them or putting down their performance
Drinking at a game or training or being drunk at a club event.

What we will do

Provide members, their parents and other sporting personnel with our Code of Behaviour and make clear what is expected and the consequences of non-compliance.
Where possible, bind non-members by prominently displaying conditions of entry to grounds and facilities and by requiring parents to abide by club rules (e.g. by making parents associate members, signing our Code of Behaviour).
Reinforce messages of fair and respectful behaviour by displaying signs and posters around our facilities and providing information on our website, in our newsletter and through other club communication.
Encourage our coaches and officials to complete training to develop their skills and confidence.
Ban bringing alcohol to training, a game or no-alcohol club event.
Consult with our local police and seek their support and advice on how to handle issues involving inappropriate behaviour by spectators prior to, at, or after a game.
Encourage the reporting of incidents and investigate inappropriate behaviours as outlined in this policy and take disciplinary or whatever other actions as are deemed necessary (e.g. appoint a ground official to monitor behaviour).
Encourage our players, coaches, officials and spectators to call the police if they are concerned about escalating behaviour and their safety or the safety of others.
What we ask you to do
Help create a positive atmosphere for players, officials and other spectators by showing respect for players, officials and other spectators.
Abide by our club’s Code of Behaviour and refrain from using bad language, harassing or ridiculing others or behaving in a threatening or violent manner.
If you are aware of inappropriate spectator behaviour and you feel confident to do so, speak with the person and ask them to stop. If there is a ground official or committee member present, ask for their assistance.
Report any inappropriate spectator behaviour to the club president or someone in a position of authority.
Call the police or a club official if you are concerned for your safety or the safety of others.

Non-Compliance

Parents or others found to have behaved inappropriately, and who are associate members or have agreed to abide by our club’s

Code of Behaviour and this policy, may face disciplinary action as outlined in our Member Protection Policy

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