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HGBA Code of Conduct

HGBA PARENT / GUARDIAN / PLAYER / COACH

  1. I/we will respect the property and equipment used at any sports facility both at home and away.
  2. I/we will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, contest administrators and officials at every game and practice.
  3. I/we will place the emotional and physical well-being of the athletes ahead of my/our personal desire to win.
  4. I/we will provide support for coaches and officials working with the athletes to provide a positive experience for all.
  5. I/we will demand a sports environment that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all HGBA events.
  6. I/we will remember that the game is for the kids – not the adults.
  7. I/we will treat other players, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators with respect regardless of race, sex, color, creed or ability.
  8. I/we will not berate the officials!
  9. I/we will not undermine the coach’s instructions or directions.
  10. I/we will treat all players, coaches, and officials with dignity and respect in language, attitude, behavior and mannerisms.
  11. I/we will communicate my/our concerns through the proper channels in a dignified manner. These channels may include, but are not limited to, the following:
    1. Applying the 24-hour rule (wait 24 hours before communicating)
    2. Speaking with the offending member
    3. f no resolution, bringing concerns to the HGBA Board
  12. I/we will inform the coach of any physical disability or ailment that may affect the safety of my/our child and the safety of others.
  13. I/we will inform the coach, within a reasonable period of time, of any anticipated absence from a game or practice my/our child may incur due to sickness, injury, vacation, or any other reason.
  14. I/we are personally responsible and accountable for ANY social media / internet usage. Negative portrayal of ANY player, coach, parent / guardian, team, school, parent, official, administrator, facility, or any parties affiliated with HGBA, is strictly forbidden.
  15. I/we also agree that if I/we fail to abide by the aforementioned rules and guidelines, I/we may be subject to disciplinary action. This action may include, but is not limited to, the following:
    1. Verbal Warning
    2. Written Warning
    3. Parental or Player Game Suspension
    4. Parental or Player Season Suspension
    5. Parental Banishment
    6. Student asked to leave association

PENALTY

Any violation of the above Code of Conduct may result in a temporary or permanent banishment from any HGBA events for your child, you or both.
*Requires acceptance to Terms & Conditions of HGBA Code of Conduct

Conflict Communication/Escalation Plan


When dealing with conflict, the communication plan will include the above steps: 
  1. First, have a respectful conversation with the coach or coaches of the team
    • 24 hour cooling off period will be observed
    • Parent/Player should contact the coach via email/text to determine a time to have the conversation
    • We look for players in grades 6/7 to first own conversations with coaches before getting parents involved
    • Under no circumstances should these conversations take place before, during or after a game or during a tournament
  2. If the issue is not resolved first with the coach, the next step is a conversation with the Coaching Director
    • Contact via email/text to determine a time to have this conversation
  3. If the issue remains unresolved after a conversation with the Coaching Director, you may contact the HGBA Board Co-Chairs
    • Contact via email/text to determine a time to have this conversation

Contact Us

Hopkins Girls Basketball Association

HGBA, PO Box 27524
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

Email: [email protected]

Hopkins Girls Basketball Association

HGBA, PO Box 27524
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

Email: [email protected]
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