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Southwest Basketball No Tolerance Policy

Southwest Youth Basketball League (SB) exists to provide a constructive basketball experience for all participants. It's goals include; providing an enjoyable experience for parents, fans, coaches and players; developing positive traits of sportsmanship and providing goodwill between and among players and teams that compete in all SB's programs.

In order to promote these objectives and provide a positive example for our youth , SB has created the NO TOLERANCE POLICY. The policy is mandatory for all participants in any SB program and MUST be adhered to at all times.

SB will not tolerate behaviors by players, coaches, parents, fans or staff that run counter to its goals. Coaches, players, and spectators are expected to display courtesy and good sportsmanship at all times. The following rules apply to all SB participants:

#1 OFFICIALS/REFEREES: are the sole person on the basketball floor EMPOWERED to make calls and interpet the rules of basketball!! No person may, at any time, argue with the referee(s), either during the game, or after it is concluded.

#2 TECHNICAL FOULS: Any player or coach who receives more than one technical foul during the basketball season will be suspended from play, anywhere from one game, to the remainder of the season. SB reserves the right to suspend, sanction or take other action, against players or coaches who receive a technical foul.

#3 PLAYERS AND COACHES: Disrespectful behavior towards players, coaches, referees or spectators is strictly prohibited. Good sportsmanship MUST be displayed at all times. NO use of inappropriate language or gestures of any sort is permitted. Players and coaches are expected to line up and shake hands with the opponents after every game. Any player or coach who conducts themselves in an abusive manner, towards players, coaches, referees, scorekeepers, spectators or league officials, will be suspended for a minimum of one game. Any repeat offense will result in suspension from the league for the rest of the season.

#4 Spectators: Yelling at, or to players, coaches and referees from the stands is strictly prohibited. Spectators may not approach coaches or instruct play during the game or coach from the stands. Any spectator who conducts themselves in an abusive or obscene manner towards players, coach, referees, scorekeepers, league officials or other spectators will be escorted from the gym and not permitted back. Authorities will be notified if the conduct or incidence warrants. Sanctions will be imposed.

#5 GYM RULES: All rules of the gymnasium must be followed at all times. Players, coaches and spectators must familiarize themselves with the rules of the gym SB is using. PLEASE HELP US KEEP THE GYM CLEAN!!! THANK YOU!!!

#6 BULLYING: Any bullying or cyber bullying will not be tolerated by SB. SB may monitor games and practice for misconduct and will monitor social media sites for any violation of this section, to ensure a positive and safe playing environment. All parents/guardians, spectators and participants are expected to use social media in a respectful manner. Please do not post pictures of children unless you have the permission of their parent or guardian. Coaches, parents and others are encouraged to report any violations of rules to SB director or staff member. The identity of persons making reports will be protected to the greatest extent possible. Anonymous reports or complaints will not however be acknowledged. All reports, questions or comments should be directed to SB director Marvin Johnson, by text or email: 

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