• Will abide by the policy and guidelines of Homegrown Basketball Australia.
  • Remember your first reason for playing is enjoyment ~ that’s what made you start playing basketball.
  • Know the rules of basketball and play according to the rules and the spirit of the rule.
  • Never dispute or argue with the referees’ decision.
  • Be a Good Sport. Recognise and applaud good play by your team mates and your opponents.
  • Remember basketball is a team game and success comes from working with your teammates in offence and defence.
  • Respect the time and effort put in by Coaches, Managers and Parents and appreciates the efforts of the Referees.
  • Remember that the reputation of your Team and Homegrown Basketball Australia is influenced by how you behave on and off the court.
  • Treat all players, as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.
  • Co-operate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
  • Be prepared to lose sometimes. Everyone wins and loses at some time. Be a fair winner and a good loser.
  • Avoid use of derogatory language based on gender, race or impairment.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted in basketball.
  • There shall be no intimidation of referee’s, players or staff before, during or after the game. This includes verbal abuse, swearing and physical measures.  Players are also not permitted to clap or shout during an opposing players shooting motion.
  • There will be a zero tolerance policy towards any inappropriate or abusive behaviour from team officials towards game referees, players, bench personnel or members of the public.
  • Any team official (coach, assistant coach, manager or team staff member) who feels the necessity to:
    • Persistently or wilfully question or challenge the rulings of the referees;
    • Berate or abuse referees ;
    • Display conduct which is inappropriate in a sporting environment;
  • should expect to be disqualified from the game in question and be required to leave the court area.


  • Disqualification notification may be issued by the Court Supervisor, Referee Supervisor or any official representing Homegrown Basketball Australia or the stadium the competition is held.
  • Any spectator observing instances of the above behaviour should immediately report this behaviour to the Court Supervisor or an official representing Basketball NSW.
  • Whether or not technical fouls have been called against any team official or not during the game will have no bearing on the decision to disqualify any team official under this policy.
  • No warnings will be given in the event of the above action becoming necessary and failure to heed the disqualification will result in the team of the disqualified official forfeiting the game in question.