1. I will train and compete because I want to and not just because my parents or coaches want me to.

2. I will play fair and follow the rules and in the spirit of the game.

3. I will control my temper – fighting, “mouthing off” and inappropriate actions, language or gestures can spoil the activity for everyone.

4. I will respect my teammates and my opponents.

5. I will do my best to be a true team player.

6. I will remember that winning is not everything – that having fun, improving skills, making friends and doing my best are also important.

7. I will let my coaches know when I or any teammates are hurt or injured.

8. I will remember that coaches and officials are there to help. I will accept their decisions and show them respect.

I will never criticize or use social networking to criticize or threaten  in an unprofessional manner another school team, coach, player, or game official or the NBIAA - ASINB.


1. I will be reasonable when scheduling games and practices.

2.  I will teach my athletes to play fairly and to respect the rules, officials and opponents.

3. I will ensure that all athletes get instruction, support and an opportunity to compete.

4. I will not ridicule my athletes for making mistakes or for performing poorly. I will remember that athletes compete for enjoyment and must be encouraged to have confidence in themselves.

5. I will make sure that equipment and facilities are safe and match the athletes’ age and abilities.

6. I will ensure my players health & safety is priority and to educate them on the importance of disclosing any injuries to themseleves or their teammates.

7. I will practice good sportsmanship and not gamesmanship and will win or lose with honour.

8. I will remember that athletes need a coach they can respect. I will be generous with praise and set a good example. 

9. I will respect my athletes, parents, officials and our opponents.

10. I will obtain proper training and continue to upgrade my coaching skills.

11. I will abide by all of the by-laws, operating regulations and written policies of the NBIAA, as well as the expectations of the school administration.

12. I will  never  criticize or use social networking to criticize  in  an unprofessional  manner  another school’s administrator, school team, coach, player, game official or the NBIAA.


NBIAA is committed to ensuring that all athletes have the opportunity to participate in a safe and enjoyable environment. We have strong values of fair play, integrity, mutual respect, safety, graciousness and sportsmanship.  Spectators and parents are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which supports the values of our organization and encourages the development of all athletes on and off the competition area.

1. I will cheer for all athletes in a positive manner, modeling good sportsmanship, respect for others and fair play and will not cheer against the opponents.

2. I will show respect to all individuals, treating everyone with courtesy, including but not limited to athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, other spectators and parents.

3. I will present any protest or disagreements via the correct avenue and in a respectful    manner.

4. I will  never  criticize or use social networking to criticize  in  an unprofessional  manner  another school’s administrator, school team, coach, player, game official or the NBIAA.

5. I will refrain from engaging in foul or profane language or otherwise offensive behavior.

6. I will not use physical force or engage in verbal abuse, or violent acts of any kind.

7. I will not partake in the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal use of drugs at any NBIAA activities.

8. If my child is participating, I will make sure the coach is aware if they have any injuries.


1.   Exemplify the highest moral character as a role model for young people.
2.   Recognize the individual worth and reinforce the self-image of each team member.
3.   Encourage and assist team members to set personal goals to achieve their highest academic potential.
4.   Create a set of training rules for athletes that reflect the positive values of abstaining from the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
5.   Strive to develop the qualities of leadership, initiative and good judgment in each team member.
6.   Communicate and interpret program goals and objectives to parents and the community.
7.   Provide a safe environment for practice and competition.
8.   Gain an awareness of the importance of prevention, care and treatment of athletic injuries.
9.   Respect the integrity and judgment of the game official.
10. Teach and abide by the rules of the game in letter and in spirit.
11. Build and maintain ethical relationships with coaches and administrators.
12. Strive for excellence in coaching skills and techniques through professional improvement.
13. Promote personal fitness and good nutrition.
14. Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
15. Encourage a healthy respect for the overall athletic program and its vital roles in education



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