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Dec, 2023

Metrowest Code of Conduct

The Metrowest League has always promoted good sportsmanship among coaches, players, and spectators. As referenced in the league’s Mission Statement, it’s important that all constituents understand that the league is for the benefit of the players. In order to promote a positive environment for all constituents, and to protect the players’ experience while participating in the League, the League has adopted a Code of Conduct, as well as a set of policies for dealing with unacceptable behavior.

Player Code of Conduct:

- Treat your teammates and your opponent as you would like to be treated
- Be a good sport at all times and remember you represent your team and your parents/family. Being a good sport includes avoidance of unnecessary rough and dirty play.
- Play by the rules. Compete and prepare to win, never cheat to win.
- Control your behavior at all times. The use of bad language is unacceptable.
 -Do not do anything that would endanger your opponents, your teammates, your coaches, yourself, or officials 

Parent/Spectator Code of Conduct:
- Always keep in mind that the players are grade school children trying to learn a game, and the team concept, improve their skills, and learn life lessons. They are NOT playing for the entertainment of the spectators.
- Players making mistakes and “figuring it out on their own” is part of the process. Often what is perceived to be an intentional or hard foul or collision is simply a young, competitive player that is still adjusting their coordination level to a growing body.
-Be positive. Applaud good performances from both teams. Congratulations to all players regardless of the outcome. Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake during competition.
-Show respect for your team’s opponents. Encourage players to obey the rules and decisions of officials.
-Demonstrate appropriate social behavior by not using foul language, or harassing players, coaches, or officials. Adults should never act in a manner that is less than what they expect from their own children.
-Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, or players.
-STAY IN YOUR LANE and let the officials and coaches do their job. Remember that coaches and officials are trained and responsible for managing escalating situations.


Norwood Basketball Association
PO Box 842 
Norwood, Massachusetts 02062

Email: [email protected]

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