360ydc wishes to provide a safe and positive environment in which players, coaches, volunteers and parents learn about life skills, basketball and team sport. The goal of the following policies and procedures is to further this initiative.
360ydc League Team Selection: Minor, Junior & Senior Divisions
The 360ydc league has a focus to create parity amongst all teams in each division. Depending on the division, the program director in consultation with coaches will use their best efforts and judgment to execute and maintain this standard. 360ydc program director and coaches reserves the right to change individual players from one team to another (in any particular division) in order to design and maintain the most equitable balance of abilities on each team in every division. Players are often consulted before a team exchange.
Player, Parent, Coach, Spectator, Administrator and Volunteer Behavioural Guidelines:
A young person’s character can be influenced by the negative actions of one or more persons affiliated with 360ydc, on or off the court. Players, coaches, parents, administrators, referees, scorekeepers and spectators all share in the responsibility of displaying positive character attributes at all times. Quarreling and arguing over playing rules, referee calls or administrative issues can only create a negative impact on the children. At 360ydc we believe everyone in the community serve as natural role models and play a key role in the development of good or bad character among youth. 360ydc’s primary mission is to encourage positive values (i.e. respect, patience and empathy) that will manifest into excellent habits and ultimately distinguished character - on and off the court. To this end, we expect all involved in our programs to uphold and role model the following behavioural guidelines.
Any youth or parent exhibiting poor and/or unacceptable behavior consistently will be dismissed from the program with no refund. Negative values leading to base character will not be tolerated. All youth and parents are expected to respect the staff, coaches and anyone involved in the 360ydc basketball programs. 360ydc reserves the right to discipline any player or spectator who, in its discretion, violates the values, policies, procedures and spirit of 360ydc.
Parent Behavioural Guidelines:
- Respect the 360ydc program environment
- Make only positive, encouraging comments to all
- Never criticize a child for making a mistake
- Focus on the fun and participation, not winning
- Get interested in your child’s sport
- Learn the rules of the sport
- Never undermine team morale
- Participate in team activities
- Discuss any concerns away from the players and in particular, the child
- Seek feedback from your child on whether they are having fun or not, and if not, why?
- Make every effort to get the child to practice and games on time
- Refrain from tobacco, drugs and alcohol at all 360ydc programs basketball programs.
Parent Code of Ethics:
I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care and encouragement for my child participating in 360ydc programs by following this Parent’s Code of Ethics Pledge:
- I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches and officials at every game, practice or other program events.
- I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of a personal desire to win.
- I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.
- I will support coaches and officials working with my child in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.
- I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free of drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all 360ydc basketball events.
- I will remember that the game is for youth – not for adults.
- I will do my very best to make the youth basketball program fun for my child.
- I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.
- I promise to help my child enjoy the youth basketball experience by doing whatever I can such as being a respectful fan or assisting with coaching.
- I will require that my child’s coach be trained in the responsibilities of being a youth basketball coach and that the coach upholds the Coaches’ Code of Ethics.
Note: A breach of this code could result in a ban on attending future 360ydc programs.
Player Behavioural Guidelines:
The following is a list of responsibilities that 360ydc participants should adhere to:
- Players will listen to their coaches and be respectful of their elders.
- Players will take care of the facilities, equipment, and uniforms, which they are given.
- Players will make sure to eat the right foods and drink plenty of water before and after practices and games.
- Players will avoid all types of taunting and belittling remarks to their teammates or opponents.
- Players will show good sportsmanship at all times, win or lose.
- Players will not make sports a priority over family or schoolwork.
- Players will refrain from horseplay and all other dangerous activities, in which they may become hurt.
- Players will participate for fun, to develop good character and basketball skills, and and not to win at all costs.
Player Code of Ethics:
I hereby pledge to be positive about my youth sports experience and accept responsibility for my participation by following this Players’ Code of Ethics Pledge:
- I will encourage good sportsmanship from fellow players, coaches, officials and parents at every game and practice by demonstrating good sportsmanship.
- I will attend every practice and game that I can, and will notify my coach if I cannot.
- I will treat my coaches, other players, officials and fans with respect regardless of race, sex, creed, or abilities and I will expect to be treated accordingly.
- I deserve to have fun during my sports experience and will alert parents or coaches if it stops being fun!
- I deserve to play in an environment that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and expect adults to refrain from their use at all youth sports events.
- I will encourage my parents to be involved with my team in some capacity because it’s important to me.
- I will do my very best in school.
- I will remember that sports are an opportunity to learn positive values and have fun.
We ask that you review these guidelines carefully with your child and help them to understand our 360ydc mission and values.
Note: A breach of this code could result in a ban of future participation in 360ydc programs.
Coaches Code of Ethics (with expected behaviors):
I WILL PLACE THE EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING OF MY PLAYERS AHEAD OF A PERSONAL DESIRE TO WIN.
Using appropriate language in appropriate tones when interacting with players, league officials, game officials, parents and spectators.
Treating all players, league officials, game officials, parents and spectators with dignity and respect.
Playing all players according to the equal participation rules established by the league and abiding by the spirit of those rules.
I WILL TREAT EACH PLAYER AS AN INDIVIDUAL, REMEMBERING THE LARGE RANGE OF EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SAME AGE GROUP.
Recognizing the differences of each child and treating each player as an individual while demonstrating concern for their individual needs and well being.
Encouraging all players, regardless of skill level, to be included as a member of the team and to remain involved in sports.
Recognizing that some physical tasks, drills and demands are not appropriate for all youth regardless if they are close in age.
Recognizing that youth may vary greatly in physical, social and emotional maturation and considering these factors when setting up competitions and when interacting with them as a group.
I WILL DO MY BEST TO PROVIDE A SAFE PLAYING SITUATION FOR MY PLAYERS.
Maintain a high level of awareness of potentially unsafe conditions including but limited to dangerous weather, inadequate court maintenance, and faulty equipment.
Protecting players from sexual molestation, assault, physical or emotional abuse and understanding appropriate means to report such instances when suspected.
Seeing that all players are provided with adequate adult supervision while under the coach’s care.
I WILL PROMISE TO REVIEW AND PRACTICE THE BASIC FIRST AID PRINCIPLES NEEDED TO TREAT INJURIES OF MY PLAYERS.
Keeping basic first aid supplies available in all practice and game situations.
Recognizing and administering proper basic first aid to an injured player and not returning players to activity if they are compromised by injury.
Demonstrating concern for an injured player, notifying parents and cooperating with medical authorities for severely injured athletes.
I WILL DO MY BEST TO ORGANIZE PRACTICES & GAMES THAT ARE FUN AND CHALLENGING FOR ALL MY PLAYERS.
Establishing practice plans that are interesting, varied, productive and aimed at improving all players’ skills and individual abilities.
Devoting appropriate time to the individual improvement of each player.
Conducting practices of reasonable length and intensity appropriate for the age and conditioning of the players.
I WILL LEAD BY EXAMPLE IN DEMONSTRATING FAIR PLAY AND SPORTSMANSHIP TO ALL MY PLAYERS.
Adopting the position, teaching and demonstrating that it is our basic moral code to treat others as they wish to be treated.
Exhibiting gracious acceptance of defeat or victory.
Abiding by and supporting the rules of the game and league as well as the spirit of the rules.
Using the influential position of youth coach as an opportunity to demonstrate, promote, teach and expect sportsmanship and fair play.
I WILL PROVIDE A SPORTS ENVIRONMENT FOR MY TEAM THAT IS FREE OF DRUGS, TOBACCO, AND ALCOHOL, AND I WILL REFRAIN FROM THEIR USE AT ALL YOUTH SPORTS RELATED EVENTS.
Being alcohol and drug free at all team activities or in the presence of players.
Refraining from the use of any type of tobacco products at all team activities or in the presence of your players.
Refraining from providing any type of alcohol, drug or tobacco products to any of your players.
Encouraging parents to refrain from the public use of tobacco products or alcohol at team activities.
I WILL BE KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE RULES OF EACH SPORT THAT I COACH, AND I WILL TEACH THESE RULES TO MY PLAYERS.
Becoming knowledgeable, understanding and supportive of all applicable game rules, league rules, regulations and policies.
Teaching and requiring compliance of these rules among players.
I WILL USE COACHING TECHNIQUES THAT ARE APPROPRIATE FOR EACH OF THE SKILLS THAT I TEACH.
Teaching techniques that do not enhance a risk of injury to players and opponents.
Discouraging illegal contact or intentional dangerous play and administering swift and equitable discipline to players involved in such activity.
I WILL REMEMBER THAT I AM A YOUTH SPORTS COACH, AND THAT THE GAME IS FOR CHILDREN AND NOT ADULTS.
Maintaining a positive, helpful and supportive attitude.
Exercising your authority/influence as a coach to control the behavior of the fans and spectators.
Accepting and adhering to all league rules and policies related to the participation of adults and youth.
Placing the emphasis on fun and participation while encouraging children to do their best.
Note: A breach of this code could result in a ban of future participation in 360ydc programs.
Administrators, Referees, Spectators & Volunteers Code of Conduct:
All administrators, referees, spectators and volunteers (i.e. score keepers) of the 360ydc program shall be required to follow and enforce the values, policies and procedures of the 360ydc program. All participants involved in our 360ydc programs will be responsible to uphold the highest standard of conduct at all times.
Zero Tolerance Policy Against Abuse:
360ydc is committed to providing a safe environment for its members and participants, and to preventing abusive conduct in any form. Every member of 360ydc is responsible for protecting its participants and ensuring their safety and well-being while involved in our leagues and camp. As a result, we expect the following guidelines of behaviour and procedures for our staff, volunteers and participants. All members of the 360ydc programs, as well as parents and spectators and other invitees are expected to observe and adhere to these guidelines.
Abuse of any kind is not permitted within our 360ydc organization. This means we do not tolerate physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse or misconduct from our players, coaches, officials, volunteers, parents and spectators. Physical and sexual abuse, including, but not limited to:
- Indecent or wanton gesturing
- Unwanted physical contact
- Any form of sexual contact
- Inappropriate touching is strictly prohibited within our organization.
- Emotional abuse or verbal abuse is also prohibited. These include, but are not limited to such forms of abuse as:
- Making abusive statements in regard to a person’s:
360ydc is committed to providing a safe environment for our players, participants and staff. 360ydc does so by appointing all coaches, officials and volunteers and everyone else affiliated with the 360ydc as protection advocates.
Every member of our programs is responsible for reporting any cases of questionable conduct or alleged mistreatment toward our members by any coach, official, volunteer, player, parent, sibling or spectator.
To further protect 360ydc youth participants, as well as our coaches, officials and volunteers, we strongly advise that no adult person allow him/herself to be alone with a child or with any group of children during program activities. In particular, we recommend those coaches or other adult members of 360ydc:
- Do not drive alone with a child participant in the car.
- Do not take a child alone to the locker room, bathrooms or any other private room.
- Provide one-on-one training or individual coaching without the assistance of another adult or the child’s buddy.
- If you must have a private conversation with a youth participant, do it within view of others, in the gym instead of in a private office or room.
- Coaches and other adult members of the 360ydc should not socialize individually with the participants outside of sponsored activities.
360ydc wishes to empower its youth members to trust their feelings and let them know that their concerns, fears and hopes are important by listening to them. To this end, open communication between children and parents or between children and other adults in the 360ydc organization may help early warning signs of abuse to develop. 360ydc encourages parents to become as active as possible in program activities, games, camps, practices and other events. The more the parents are involved, the less likely it is for abusive situations to develop.
360ydc will respond quickly to any and all allegations of abuse within the organization. This information will be communicated to all authorities for investigation and will be reviewed by the organization’s directors. The alleged offender will be notified of such allegations promptly. Any person accused of sexual or physical abuse may be asked to resign voluntarily or may be suspended by the organization until the matter is resolved.
Regardless of criminal or civil guilt in the alleged abuse, the continued presence of the person could be detrimental to the reputation of the organization and could be harmful to the participants. A person, who is accused but later cleared of charges, may apply to be reinstated within the organization. Reinstatement is not a right, and no guarantee is made that he or she will be reinstated to his/her former position.
360ydc promotes good sportsmanship throughout the programs and encourages values of mutual respect, courtesy and tolerance in all participants, coaches, officials and volunteers. Moreover, 360ydc advocates building strong internal and external developmental assets among the youth participants. Children with developmental assets will be more resilient and may be less likely targets for abuse; similarly, they may be less likely to abuse or bully others around them.
A written request to withdraw from a program must be received in writing to the 360ydc office one week prior to the program start date. Please note absolutely no refunds will be processed within one week prior to the start date or following there from. There is a $30 administration fee for all refunds. Inclement weather or unexpected scheduling conflicts may cancel practices and/or games. Cancellation information may be obtained by visiting our website at www.360ydc.com or calling our phone line at 905-723-7870.
All participants will be receiving a team T-shirt. This is to be worn for games along with shorts, socks and sneakers. We recommend they wear black shorts. Socks and sneakers must also be worn. For league games, your game jersey, shorts/sweats, socks and sneakers are required. Sneakers are mandatory – no street shoes, loafers, heels or platform sneakers. We highly suggest having a reasonable pair of sneakers made for basketball. Sneakers like slip on boat shoes are not made to take the abuse basketball puts on your ankles and feet and could cause injury. Do not wear/bring jewelry, watches, etc. to games or practices. We are not responsible for them being lost or stolen and they are not allowed on the court. A player who loses their league uniform must pay an additional replacement fee.
A water bottle is allowed and encouraged. You may bring your own basketball to practice but please make sure it is the appropriate sized ball (depending on your division) and clearly marked with your name and phone number. We are not responsible if you lose it. Other balls will be provided by the league so please don’t think you have to have your own.
Children enrolled in the program should be dropped off NO EARLIER than 10 minutes prior to their scheduled game/practice or camp time and must be picked up IMMEDIATELY after their game/practice or camp time. Consistent lateness in either dropping off or picking up is cause for additional fees or dismissal from the program. The police will be notified of children left unsupervised for long periods of time. The coaches and the staff will be responsible for your child that is registered for the program during the time they are required to be in attendance only. Siblings, friends and/or neighborhood children are not to be left with the child participating in the program. This is cause for immediate dismissal from the program. Children in grades 3 – 8 can not be dropped off to watch friends play games as we ask that they be supervised at all times.
There is no eating of any kind of food at any time as well as no drinking of any items at any time in the gym. This includes but is not limited to COFFEE, danish, donuts, soda, juice, cookies, fruit and the like. Food and drink will be allowed in the stands during league or stage during camp; however, spectators will be responsible to clean after themselves. Water fountains are available for spectators in the gymnasium vicinity. Water bottles are allowed for participants only. Do not be offended if our staff does not allow you into the gymnasium or asks you to leave. We ask that parents who bring children to the program to watch the participant and are not participating to monitor them and keep them in control at all times. This is not the job of the staff or the coaches. Children are not to be running in the hallways, on the stairs, in the washroom, around the gym, jumping on mats or found loose in the parking lots or on stages. Parents who do choose not to supervise their children will be expelled from the gymnasium and their child could be dismissed from the program if the situation warrants. Do not be offended if our staff speaks with you about your unsupervised children.
There are no animals or pets of any kind allowed in the gym facilities at any time.
During inclement weather, muddy shoes and boots will not be allowed in the gym. It is best if the participants carry their sneakers with them into the gym and then change their footwear. Parents and spectators must also take note of this policy and abide accordingly. Everyone must pick up after themselves. The staff and the coaches are not personal attendants for everyone. There is no lost and found so any items that are left behind will be kept for two weeks and then thrown out. The 360ydc basketball program is limited to the gymnasium only and the closest bathrooms and water fountains. No one is to be roaming the building hallways and rooms. Do not be offended if our staff tells you to leave a place you should not be. Parents and spectators are expected to show sportsmanship at all times by demonstrating positive behavior and support for all players, coaches and officials. If anyone chooses not to, they will be asked to leave the facility immediately and will be expelled from the program. We will not tolerate any verbal or physical abuse towards coaches, officials, players, staff or other parents and spectators. Please read the Code of Ethics.
If a parent encounters a problem with their child participating in the 360ydc program, please contact our administrative director in writing. The administrative director’s e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure you include your child’s first and last name along with the reason for the complaint. Once received, the director will review and take the necessary steps to resolve any problems.