The SHYBA Code of Conduct


The following Code of Conduct has been adopted by the Souderton Harleysville Youth Basketball Association (SHYBA), and applies to all coaches, players, referees, parents, and fans associated with the league.


AS A SHYBA PARTICIPANT, I am responsible for the success of the league, which is defined as safety, fun, learning, sportsmanship, and healthy competition. As a member of SHYBA, I shall treat with respect all the facilities the league utilizes.

 AS A COACH, I realize that while healthy competition and a desire to win can be positive, they should never be at the expense of my players’ ability to enjoy the game of basketball.  My players have the right to a coach who is supportive and patient, who takes the time to work with each player, and who allows players to make mistakes.  My players have the right to play as a child, and be treated at a level appropriate to their physical and emotional maturity.

 AS A PARENT, I will be supportive of my child by giving encouragement and showing an interest in his/her team.  Positive reinforcement encourages learning, fun, and a healthy desire to compete.  I will serve as a positive role model to my child by displaying good sportsmanship and respect at all times for coaches, referees, opponents, and my child’s teammates.  My greatest possible contribution is to sit back and enjoy the game, and remember that basketball is played for fun.

AS A REFEREE, I am ultimately responsible for the enforcement of both the spirit and letter of the rules, to the best of my ability.  Any player, coach, parent, or fan who commits an act which is deemed to be inappropriate by me (including taunting, arguing, or obscene language or gestures) will receive either a warning or immediate ejection from the gym, at my discretion.  Most importantly, I will always remember that SHYBA basketball is for the players - not the adults.


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