Berlin Backcourt Club Youth Basketball, Inc. (Berlin Backcourt Club) was designed to help promote and develop the basketball programs for boys and girls in the first through eighth grades. The development will focus on providing the youth with the fundamental understanding and enjoyment of the game. Participation and sportsmanship will be stressed at all levels, with a primary concern for developing basic individual skills and general team concepts.
Representatives of the Berlin Backcourt Club including, but not limited to, board members, committees, and game officials have total control of, and complete authority over, all competition. All decisions made by these persons are final and have full support of the Berlin Backcourt Club.
These representatives are commissioned by the Berlin Backcourt Club to take any action deemed necessary to guarantee a positive atmosphere for competition. To help ensure a positive atmosphere, athletes, coaches, and spectators are expected to do the following:
- stand during the National Anthem, and place your hand over your heart,
- maintain self-control at all times
- show respect for opponents
- support your team in a positive manner
- recognize and acknowledge good performance by all teams and individuals
- be humble in victory and gracious in defeat
Unsportsmanlike conduct, on the part of players, coaches, managers, or spectators will not be tolerated and may result without warning in expulsion (team and/or individual) from the Berlin Backcourt Club. Unsportsmanlike conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- “trash talking”,
- foul language, and
- verbal abuse/intimidation of opponents, game officials and/or representatives of the Berlin Backcourt Club.
No individual or team refunds will be given if expulsion occurs. It is expected that athletes, coaches, and spectators exercise total cooperation with these representatives at all times.
I have read, understand, and share the above philosophy, and hereby state that I will do my part in ensuring an enjoyable experience for all involved.