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I pledge to satisfy my coaching responsibilities by following these policies maintained by the Edina Basketball Association and by adhering to the following Code of Conduct:  By registering as an EBA coach, you have also taken the responsiblity of knowing that there is a code of conduct that exists and have read this information before coaching.

  • I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my players ahead of a personal desire to win. I will do my best to provide for the safety of my players.

  • I understand my primary goal is to develop and improve the basketball skills of each player on my team, I will strive to play each of my players a minimum of 40% of the total available playing time over a given tournament weekend or game day (for House/Rec).

  • I will treat each player as an individual and respectfully consider the wide-range of emotional and physical development for the age group I am coaching.

  • Background checks are completed for all coaches annually. Any conduct, while on EBA time or not, that is detrimental to the EBA participants or the community, is illegal, or is deemed unacceptable by the EBA board will lead to immediate dismissal.

  • I will promise to review and practice the basic first aid principles needed to treat injuries of my players. Including concussion training.

  • I will do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all my players.

  • If a coach is going to be late or miss a practice or game, he/she must notify the parent assistant coach and/or team parent as quickly as possible. Coach will also inform the EBA scheduler.

  • I will lead by example in demonstrating sportsmanship and fair play to all my players, which includes my interactions with players, parents, referees and opposing coaches and their players. Communication is key when coaching for the EBA which inlcudes at times talking with players or parents outside of practices, games and tournaments. 

  • Yelling, swearing, trash-talking, and negative questioning of officials, opponents, or other coaches is absolutely not tolerated by our organization. Coaches who exhibit unsportsmanlike behavior can be removed from game(s), tournament(s) or the EBA program at the discretion of referees, tournament officials and/or the EBA Board.  

  • I will provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol.  I will refrain from their use at all EBA events. 

  • I will know the rules of basketball and I will teach these rules to my players. 

  • I will use positive and patient coaching techniques for teaching each individual and team basketball skill.

  • If a coach is not meeting the above EBA Expectations or not following the Code of Conduct, as determined by the EBA President, Vice Presidents or Commissioners of their league and/or the Board, that coach can be subjected to disciplinary actions up to and including suspension or in severe cases removal from coaching.