TCBL Code of Conduct
for the 2018-2019 Season
The Tri-County Basketball League, Inc. (TCBL) was founded to promote competitive basketball for young people residing in Westchester, Fairfield and Putnam Counties.
Encouraging fitness, leadership, team spirit and good sportsmanship has always been the primary purpose of the organization, which originated out of a fellowship and cooperation among coaches in various communities, Carmel, New Castle, North Salem, Pleasantville, Ridgefield, Scarsdale, Somers and Yorktown Heights.
TCBL is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of student athletes, recognizing that individuals can combine good academics while playing competitive sports.
When we started, there were less than 100 players. Today, there are over 1,200 student athletes and over 15,000 young men and women who have played in TCBL.
To our players, thank your parents for their support, to our parents, enjoy your child’s triumphs and bumps: treasure the moments; to our coaches, thank you for your participation and making a difference, to our fans, cheer all the student athletes in an environment of mutual respect and civility.
TCBL Code of Conduct. TCBL expects coaches, players and parents to follow these rules to stay in good standing.
TCBL Code of Conduct for players
1. Respect the game, play fairly and follow its rules and regulations.
2. Show respect for authority to the officials of the game and of the league.
3. Demonstrate good sportsmanship before, during and after games.
4. be courteous to opposing teams and treat all players and coaches with respect.
5. be modest when successful and gracious in defeat.
6. Respect the privilege of the use of facilities used in the Tri-County Basketball League.
7. Refrain from the use of drugs, tobacco, alcohol and abusive language.
TCBL Code of Conduct for parent/guardian
1. Encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, fans and officials at games, practices and other sporting events.
2. Advocate a sports environment for all children that is free of drugs, tobacco, alcohol and abusive language, and refrain from their use during youth sporting events.
3. Encourage all children to play by the rules and respect the rights of other players, coaches, fans and officials.
4. Support all the student athletes in an environment of mutual respect and civility.
5. No offensive in inappropriate content will be permitted in email exchanges. Anyone who receives an email that is not appropriate should contact leadership immediately, i.e. the division commissioners, division directors or TCBL Operations Director.
TCBL Code of Conduct for Coaches
1. Recognize that coaches are role models for their team members and all participants involved in the activity, and that basketball helps to develop a sense of teamwork, self-worth and sportsmanship.
2. Place the emotional and physical well-being of players ahead of a personal desire or external pressure to win.
3. Do your best to provide a safe playing environment for all participants.
4. Lead by example by demonstrating fair play and sportsmanship to all involved.
5. Provide an environment for your team that is free of drugs, tobacco, alcohol and abusive language and refrain from their use at all sporting events.
6. Respect the game, TCBL league officials’ referees, be knowledgeable of league rules and communicate with them in an appropriate manner.
7. No offensive in inappropriate content will be permitted in email exchanges. Anyone who receives an email that is not appropriate should contact leadership immediately, i.e. the division commissioners, division directors or TCBL Operations Director.
- TCBL reserves the right to enforce disciplinary action it deems. Each offense will be ruled upon and reviewed on a case by case basis. The violations include in general conduct detrimental to the league, its players, leadership, coaches and referees. Some examples include but are not limited to violation of TCBL’s eligibility rules, its Code of Conduct, circulating defamatory emails to other programs and coaches, unsafe and/or abusive behavior or language and so on. Any disqualification or suspension for the current season may also, at the sole decision of the TCBL Board of Directors, be carried over into subsequent seasons.
- TCBL also reserves the right to enforce disciplinary actions, including multi-year suspensions or a permanent ban, for a recurring pattern of misconduct by players, coaches, parents and/or spectators. For example, repeated technical fouls, pattern of violation of TCBL rules and code of conduct, profanity, threats of any kind toward the referees or scorekeeper.
- Any person, coach or team that is expelled and wishes to be re-admitted must submit an appeal, no earlier than two years following the completion of the season that the expulsion took place and at least 10 days before the due date for applications for that upcoming season.
- There is Zero Tolerance for physical abuse and verbal abuse. Physical abuse will result in expulsion from the League for the entire season, and possibly a permanent ban from TCBL.
- Verbal abuse will result in disciplinary action as determined by the TCBL Board.
- Players, coaches, or spectators who have been suspended may not return until the completion of their suspension. Suspensions can carry over from season to season.
- An official has the authority to remove a player, coach, or spectator from a game and/or forfeit the game due to unsportsmanlike conduct. Unsportsmanlike conduct shall include, but is not limited to profanity, threats of any kind toward the referees or scorekeeper, fighting (before, during, or after the game), excessive obscene behavior, or any flagrant foul as determined by the referees.