Inner West Ballers Code of Conduct

At Inner West Ballers, we are passionate about basketball and developing your child’s basketball skills on the court as well as their sportsmanship and leadership off the court. By participating in our Inner West Ballers Development Basketball Competition, you agree to our Code of Conduct.

We always encourage our participants to play hard and to play fair, with respect for officials, fellow team members and coaches.

To ensure a fun and safe environment for all, we have the following guidelines for participants, spectators and parents:

  • FUN - play for the fun of it, control your emotions and make no criticism, either by gesture or words. 

  • POSITIVITY - be encouraging and inclusive towards fellow team members 

  • RESPECT - compete by the rules and respect the decision of referees. Respectfully co-operate with your coach and team members. 

  • TEAMWORK - work equally hard for yourself and your team. Co-operate with your coach and team members.

  • GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP - demonstrate respect for the opposing team regardless of the outcome of the game

We encourage all parents, coaches, managers and supporters to help us instil these values into every player. Any participants, spectators or guardians found to be violating these rules will be given a warning. Repeat offenders may be asked to withdraw from the competition without compensation, at the discretion of our management staff. 

Please remember that this is a development competition and not the NBA, WNBA, NBL or WNBL – we expect all parents, coaches, managers and supporters to be positive and encouraging (just like we are with all participants).