Code of Conduct (Coaches)

Appleton West Youth Basketball Association, Ltd. (“AWYBA”) has been established for administering a youth basketball association for 3rd – 8th grade students, attending schools within the Appleton West High School District.

Each coach must abide by this Code of Conduct and the coach understands that a coach must refrain from any conduct at any time that would reflect unfavorable upon himself/herself or AWYBA. Conduct which would reflect unfavorable on a coach or AWYBA includes, but is not limited to, the following:

1) Profanity or obscene gestures

2) Unsportsmanlike conduct

3) Insubordination while involved in an AWYBA activity

4) Illegal or inappropriate behavior

The coach agrees and understands that coaching basketball in the AWYBA program is a privilege and therefore, in the event a majority of the Board of Directors of AWYBA determine, in the Board of Directors’ absolute discretion, that a coach’s conduct is detrimental to AWYBA or the Board of Directors of AWYBA determine that it is inappropriate for the coach to continue coaching basketball in the AWYBA program, the Board of Directors have the absolute right to suspend or terminate the coach’s involvement in the AWYBA program.

Furthermore, the coach agrees and understands that the Board of Directors, in its absolute discretion, will have the right to determine the severity of the discipline, including, but not limited to, termination of the coach’s right to continue to coach in the AWYBA program.

Before disciplinary action shall be taken by the Board of Directors of AWYBA, the President, or an Officer of AWYBA, shall contact the coach to allow the coach an opportunity to be heard prior to a disciplinary action.

If a coach appeals a disciplinary action, the coach will be ineligible to coach throughout the appeal process. With regard to the appeal process, any reference to “days” refers to working/business days (excluding Saturdays and Sundays).

1) A written appeal may be submitted to the President of AWYBA within ten (10) days of the coach being informed of the disciplinary action. The President will review the action taken and will respond in writing to the appeal within fifteen (15) days.

2) A second written appeal may be submitted to the Board of Directors by the coach within fifteen (15) days of the delivery of the President’s ruling. The Board of Directors will review the action taken and will respond in writing to the appeal within fifteen (15) days after the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting. The decision of the Board of Directors shall be final and binding upon AWYBA and the coach.

The coach hereby agrees and understands that unless this Code of Conduct is signed, the coach cannot coach in the AWYBA basketball program.