Thank you for volunteering to be a BABL coach.
As we prepare for our season, we would like to remind
you of a few items:
1. The league uses a better quality basketball. The
Wilson Jet Evolution is a leather indoor basketball.
We intend to use these balls for several seasons and
will collect the basketballs at the end of each
season. DO NOT dribble the basketballs outside.
2. At CBS, the 1st practice starts at 6:30 p.m. There
is an after-school program that is over at 6:00 p.m.
Please tell your players not to arrive at CBS before
3. During practice, the only players that are allowed
in the gym are those scheduled to practice. Please
have one of your parents keep an eye on the lobby,
hallways and stage areas.
4. The Bordentown Regional School District & CDA
has hired a security guard to help monitor the gyms
during BABL practices/games. The cost of the
security guard is $5,000 and is being paid for by
BABL. We ask that the coaches cooperate with the
security guard and make the gyms as safe as
Adapted from Coaches Code of Ethics of the
National Youth Sports Coaches Association
As a coach in the Bordentown Area Basketball
League, I pledge to:
Place the emotional and physical well-being of my
players ahead of any personal desire to win
Remember to treat each player as an individual,
remembering the large spread of emotional and
physical development in children of the same age
Do my very best to provide a safe play situation for
Do my very best to organize practices that are fun
and challenging for all my players;
Lead, by example, in demonstrating fair play and
sportsmanship to all players and coaches in the
Ensure that I am knowledgeable in the rules of the
sport that I coach, and that I will teach these rules
to my players;
Use those coaching techniques that are appropriate
for each of the skills that I teach; and,
Remember that I am a youth coach, and that the
game is for children and not adults.
Bordentown Area Basketball League
Coaches Responsibilities and Conduct
As a Coach in the Bordentown Area Basketball
League, I understand that my responsibilities and
standards of conduct include:
1. Ensuring that my team and I arrive on time and
are prepared to play.
2. Running regularly scheduled practices at which
the development of skills and knowledge of the
game are stressed.
3. Arranging for a knowledgeable parent, relative or
friend to keep the score book or run the clock for my
4. Abiding by the Bordentown Area Basketball
League Constitution, Standing Rules and Coaches
Code of Ethics.
5. Controlling my temper and setting a proper
example for my team and the spectators.
6. Refraining from using profanity or abusive
7. Contesting rules or decisions only when players
are not present and then only in a non
8. Refraining from belittling any player or other
team, running up scores when playing teams less
skilled than mine or indulging in any
9. Recognizing that inappropriate behavior on my
part may result in disciplinary action by the League,
even to the point of removal from my position as
EJECTION OF COACHES
The official or league representative may eject any
coach from the vicinity of the gym for the remainder
of the game if they feel the coach�¿½s behavior is
inappropriate. The game will not resume until the
coach complies with the ejection. If the official or
league representative decides to abandon or
terminate the game because a coach fails to leave
the immediate vicinity after being ejected, the
league or facility representative will decide the
outcome of the game. The official shall verbally
inform the head coach of the ejection and all
implications that may apply. Any coach ejected by
the official or facility representative will be
suspended for one or more subsequent games,
subject to review by the Basketball League Sub-
Committee. In all cases where a coach is ejected,
the division director and/or President will speak with
the coach about the situation. The Division Director
and/ or President can disciple the coach.
2 Technical Fouls/1 Ejection - Warning, meeting with
Division Director or President
3 Technical Fouls - One Game Suspension.
4 or More Technical Fouls - Face to Face with Board
of Directors. Not allowed to coach until Meeting
takes place. NOT ALLOWED AT PRACTICE OR GAMES