Code of Conduct

We understand the excitement surrounding tournament play and the passion with which players will play, the coaches will coach, and the fans will cheer. We are committed to bringing you an unforgettable experience from the best competition to terrific venues, but we need something from you.

Conduct expectations for players, coaches, officials and spectators on the courts and in the stands are of the utmost importance. We expect all attendees to display good sportsmanship throughout the tournament. Negative comments toward all officials, including score keepers and clock operators, will not be tolerated, either during the game or after. Referees have the right to eject even after the end of the contest. All concerns regarding any game officials should only be directed by the coach to onsite tournament management.

We reserve the right to remove a player, coach or spectator from any tournament facility. The Tournament Director, Executive Committee and its personnel (including game officials and court supervisors) who observe poor sportsmanship or bad behavior, including, but not limited to: cursing, threatening language, physical intimidation or taunting may result in ejection. If ejected, the offender will be asked to leave the premises and may not be permitted back for the remainder of the tournament. No refunds will be given. If severe behavior is encountered, including, but not limited to violent acts (fighting, throwing a punch), the person will be immediately removed from the State Basketball Championship without refund.

The State Basketball Executive Committee and Tournament Director will review each incident on a case-by-case basis. At the discretion of the Executive Committee, the offending person(s) may lead to the entire team being disqualified from further participation.

We are committed to fair competition. Each player on a roster must supply eligibility information to be verified by the committee. If a player or team is found to alter eligibility information, add players who do not meet eligibility requirements or have not submitted such documents for review may result in a disqualification of that team and potentially any affiliated teams. We hold a zero tolerance policy for ineligible participants.

Our commitment to putting on a great and fair tournament is second only to the safety of our players, coaches, officials and spectators. We’re asking you to be accountable for your actions and to enjoy what’s sure to be an exciting series of tournaments.