League Policies

Updated Thursday September 24, 2015 by Ron Lewandowski.

EASTHAMPTON PUBLIC SCHOOL GYM POLICIES

  • Respect all Gym Supervisors and follow their direction.
     
  • Only plain water is allowed in all gyms.  No other liquid or food is allowed. This the school's rules not EBA.  We risk losing our gym access if we do not respect this rule.
     
  • Please supervise your children who are not participating in league activities.  For everyone's safety, they cannot be running around in the hallways. 
     
  • Do not bring your own basketballs to practices or games.  Only EBA Basketballs should be used at all times. 
     
  • Respect the team's practice time.  Do not shoot or dribble while another team(s) practice is running.   
     
  • Coaches & players should not take the court earlier than your scheduled time if there is another team on the court. 
     
  • If asked to leave the gym for any reason, you must vacate the gym immediately or risk suspension from EBA activities and/or game forfeiture. 

 

SPORTSMANSHIP MANDATE

The EBA is committed to encouraging and promoting good sportsmanship at all EBA sponsored events and maintaining a positive environment for our basketball participants at all age levels. Good Sportsmanship applies to players, coaches and spectators and it must be exhibited through a respect for the rules, the courteous treatment of opponents, officials and gym supervisors. The EBA asks that coaches control their players and fan base by setting a good example and by addressing unsporting behavior before it escalates.

Failure to exhibit good sportsmanship by a player, coach and/or a fan may result in disciplinary action including but not limited to technical fouls, game ejections and suspension from league activities. Failure to leave the gymnasium promptly when directed to or returning to any gymnasium being utilized for an EBA event before a suspension is lifted may result in a team forfeit.

 

DISCIPLINE POLICY

Any player or coach who is ejected from a game due to unsporting or flagrant technical foul(s) is automatically suspended for their team's next two (2) regularly scheduled games and is not afforded the opportunity to appear before the Executive Board.  It is the Referee’s or game administrations responsibility to inform the President or League Coordinator in writing of the events leading up to the ejection.  

In addition, any player who accumulates 3 technical fouls during the season is automatically suspended for the team's next two (2) regularly scheduled games.



Any player or coach who is ejected from two (2) games during a season due to unsporting or flagrant technical foul(s) is suspended from all league activities until the individuals appear at an Executive Board disciplinary meeting (see Bylaws).  

Any player or coach ejected from a game for unsporting or flagrant technical foul(s) or is suspended for any reason is automatically disqualified from All*Star game consideration.

 

FANS CODE OF CONDUCT

The EBA strives to teach basketball skills and good sportsmanship.  Actions of the fans toward the officials and the opposing team can spread very quickly to the players and coaches. Parents and fans are required to set a proper and positive example for the children and are expected to cheer for their team in a way that provides positive support for the players, coaches and referees at all times.  

Fans using profane or vulgar language at any EBA game, practice or event will be warned by a member of the board of directors, gym superviosors or referee. Subsequent offenses may result in the fan(s) being ejected from facility and banned from attending future games, practices or events sponsored by the EBA.

Failure to leave the gymnasium promptly when directed to or returning to any gymnasium being utilized for an EBA event before a suspension is lifted may result in a team forfeit.