Code of Ethics



The goal of CYC Invitational League (CYC) is to provide a positive environment for its participants through the various athletic programs that it sponsors.  CYC emphasizes the importance of building a participant’s self-esteem and confidence, teaching them sportsmanship and teamwork, and helping in their social and moral development.  It is within this context that the following code of ethics is presented.

As a basketball coach, I understand that it is my responsibility and duty to:

  1. Show respect for players, officials, and other coaches.
  2. Respect the integrity and judgment of game officials.
  3. Establish and model fair play, sportsmanship, and proper conduct.
  4. Establish player safety and welfare as the highest priority.
  5. Provide proper supervision of players at all times.
  6. Use discretion when providing constructive criticism and when reprimanding players.
  7. Instruct players in the safe use of equipment used.
  8. Insure that no pressure is placed on the players to win or lose the game.
  9. Encourage players to strive for the highest possible level of scholastic achievement possible.
  10. Discourage any player from the use of alcohol, tobacco, illegal and non-prescriptive drugs, anabolic steroids, or any substance to increase physical development or performance that is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, Surgeon General of the United States, or American Medical Association.
  11. Practice moral principles and avoid recruitment of athletes from other teams.
  12. Follow the rules of behavior and the procedures for crowd control as established by CYC, as well as the rules of the facilities that CYC utilizes.
  13. Acknowledge and understand that the use of profanity, inappropriate behavior, offensive language or gestures will result in expulsion from CYC.
  14. Be responsible for requiring all players, parents, and spectators adhere to the established rules and standards of the game, CYC guidelines, and facility regulations.
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