As Finals loom for Basketball ACT’s winter competitions, we would like to remind all of our members of Basketball ACT’s Conditions of Entry, Code of Conduct and Behavioural Framework policies, to ensure everyone can enjoy the games – both in the stands, and on the court.

Code of Conduct

Basketball ACT’s Code of Conduct spells out the behavioural expectations of all involved in the sport of basketball – including, though not limited to, players, coaches, officials and spectators.

The code requires that you:

  • abide by the rules of the sport;
  • follow directions given by officials;
  • demonstrate the principle of mutual respect.

Designated officials of Basketball ACT are authorised to require a person to leave the premises if that person breaches the code through:

  • verbal or physical abuse of other participants;
  • harassment or discrimination of individuals or groups;
  • constant or aggressive questioning of decisions;
  • ridicule, baiting or uttering audible obscenities;
  • engaging in behaviour which fails the mutual respect test;

Further action is not precluded where a person is asked to leave the premises.
We accept that disagreements and disputes may occur.
Address these in a polite, calm manner using the procedures of your sport.

Basketball ACT’s Code of Conduct are displayed upon entry, and available to download for your information, by clicking below:

Basketball ACT – Code of Conduct

Conditions of Entry

Basketball ACT’s Conditions of Entry apply to all persons entering a BACT venue. Supplemented and supported by the Code of Conduct, it is a condition of entry to a BACT Venue that you agree to all listed conditions, and understand that a breach of any condition may result in being asked to leave that Venue.

Basketball ACT’s Conditions of Entry are displayed on entry, and available to download for your information, by clicking below:

Basketball ACT – Conditions of Entry

Behavioural Framework

With Basketball ACT’s Competition Rules and By-Laws, Infringement System and Disciplinary By-Laws governing the on-court behaviours of players, Basketball ACT’s Behavioural Management Framework outlines expected behaviours of spectators, duty score-bench and parents towards players, coaches, officials and each other.

Used in conjunction with Basketball ACT’s Code of Conduct and Conditions of Entry, the Behavioural Management Framework is the policy that deals with how matters that breach behavioural expectations are handled at the venue.

The safety and wellbeing of members is the utmost importance, it is Basketball ACT’s strong view that the conduct of all participants should reflect the values of our sport and that the Behavioural Management Framework forms a key part in helping to strengthen our capacity to manage inappropriate spectator behaviours.

The two key elements introduced with the implementation of the Behavioural Management System is the WARNING (Yellow) and EJECTION (red) card system.

Warning (Yellow) Card

A Warning (Yellow) Card is issued by a Member Services Officer (MSO) or a Referee Coach to anyone who demonstrates unacceptable behaviour that occurs within the context of a game (scorebench, parents or spectators). Scorebench or Spectators can be issued with warning and ejection cards.

The following occurrences are considered instances that warrant a warning card but are not limited to:
• Aggressive or excessive motioning of the arms, holding arms in the air following a call for a prolonged period of time.
• Aggressive or sarcastic hand claps directed at an official or opposition player or showing resentment for a call or non-call.
• Running towards or aggressively approaching a referee or opposition player.
• Aggressively shouting a reaction to a call or using profanity or swearing at a referee.
• Extended or prolonged complaining about or questioning a call, particularly after being told to stop.
• Aggressively or unnecessarily attempting to demonstrate actions such as travelling or verticality after a foul call.
• Not responding to a warning by repeating the action (or some other disrespectful action).
• Taunting other spectators.

The issue of a Warning (Yellow) Card allows a person to modify their behaviour for the remainder of the game, time in the stadium.

If a person is deemed to have breached the issued Warning, or continues to behave in a manner that can be deemed inappropriate, an Ejection (Red) Card can then be issued.

Ejection (Red) Card

Unacceptable behaviour that continues after being issued a Warning (Yellow) Card within the context of a game (scorebench, parents or
spectators) will result in being issued an Ejection (Red) Card.

Those who are issued an Ejection (Red) Card for not modifying their behaviours will be asked to leave the stadium, and be issued with a one (1) week ban from all Basketball ACT competitions.

You can find further information about Basketball ACT’s Behavioural Management Framework, by clicking below:

Basketball ACT’s Behavioural Management Framework