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Parent’s Responsibility

Parent’s Responsibility

1) Parent’s responsibility is to encourage their child(ren) to participate. This includes ensuring players attend practices and games and that they arrive and leave at the scheduled times.
2) Parent’s responsibility during games and practices is to encourage all children to do their best.
3) Proper sideline etiquette includes:
(a) Let the coaches’ coach. If you are telling your son or daughter - or any other player for that matter - to do something different from what theft coach is telling them, you create distraction and confusion.
(b) Respect the referees. Outbursts from parents on the sideline made toward the referees only signal to our on children that they can blame the refs for anything that goes wrong. Blaming others is not a formula for success in sports.
(c) It is very unnerving for many players when parents are yelling at them from the sidelines. Let the kids play. Ifthey make a mistake, chances are they will learn from it;
(d)Do not discuss the play of specific young players in front of other parents;
(e) Make positive comments from the sideline. Be encouraging. You will see a young player make that extra effort when they hear encouraging words from the sideline about their hustle.
(f) Do not make any negative comments about players on the other team. Besides being tasteless and classless, these kinds of comments can be hurtful to the young person involved and to their family as well.
(g)Keep interaction with parents on the other team as healthy and positive as possible.
(h)Parents and players on the ‘other’ team are not the enemy. Check any negative feelings at the door.
(i) When the game is over, the game is over. If you need to discuss something with your coach, allow a 24 hour grace period to collect your thoughts and allow the coach to decompress from the game.
(j) At no time is a parent to address a referee during or after the game.

Spectator Conduct Policy

Spectator Conduct Policy

Disruptive or unruly behavior while attending an Upper Moreland Basketball Club or Inter-County Basketball Association event will not be tolerated. Any person (s) in attendance at an UMBC or ICBA game whose actions result in ejection will be expected to leave the facility, and will not be allowed to attend another Upper Moreland Basketball Club or ICBA game or event for the remainder of that current season. If the ejections occurs during the last game of season - there will be suspensions to start the next season.  The refereeing official (s) of the event are expected to issue a warning to the person (s) through one of the coaches who are involved in the game. The team or organization that the attendee is affiliated with will be told of the warning through that coach. After a warning has been issued, the next course of action will result in removal from the event. The team or organization that is attached to that person (s) will be expected to make sure this rule is enforced. Ignoring this rule will result in forfeiture of all remaining games for the team participating in the game. 

Everyone from the players, coaches, officials and scorekeepers are performing to the best of their ability. Please remember that when attending a sporting event played by young people, you are at a venue where the expectation is to have a safe place for children to play a sporting event. Cheer for the team or player (s) you support, respect all of the participants, and after the game exit the venue and have a great day!


If you see unacceptable behavior from players, coaches, officials or fans….........please report to [email protected]


UMBC will be following protocols similar to the school programs outlined by the Montgomery County Board of Health

All spectators, coaches and bench personnel will be REQUIRED to wear masks.  Only players in the game and officials on the court will be able to remove masks.   EVERYONE must be masked to enter building and while in hallways or bathrooms. 

Anyone who has flu or covid type symptoms is NOT Permitted to enter our buildings or play, practices or spectate under any circumstance for 48 hours after symptoms disappear or a negative covid test.  

Anyone who tests positive will need to quarantine for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic they can return on day 6 but remained masked for ALL activities through day 10.  Masks can be removed for play on the 11th day from positive test date.   

Anyone who is considered close contact (within 6' for 15min within 48 hours of a  positive test or a household member of a positive) will need to follow this guidance:

1.  if you are fully BOOSTED (3 shots) or within 6-months of second shot - you do NOT need to quarantine as long as they are symptom free BUT MUST wear a mask for a full 10 day regardless of activity.  Mask can be removed ONLY after a negative PCR test after day 5 from exposure or on day 10 without test. Household exposures require a full 10 days of mask regardless of negative test since exposure is ongoing.

2.  If you are NOT vaccinated, quarantine is required and you can return on day 6 from your exposure date but must wear a mask through day 10.

Household contact quarantine starts on last day of exposure.  Example if mom is positive and is primary caretaker of child, the child will be considered exposed all the way through mom's quarantine.   The child's day 1 starts on mom's day 6 (11 days of quarantine).  


Ejections due to double technical fouls or referee removal of a player, coach or spectator

The Executive Board of UM Hoops met to discuss these issues and decided that the best course of action is to restate and enforce our Code of Conduct.  The following are excerpts from this Code: 

The following may result in a fan ejection:

·  Non-participants may not be on the court at any time (including before the game, during the game, at halftime, during timeouts or after the game.)
·  Fans and players are not to bring basketballs into the buildings. Only coaches may bring basketball into the buildings
·  Each team’s bench should consist only of players, coaches, and assistant coaches (3 max coaches). Parents, siblings, friends, etc. are not allowed on the team’s bench during the games.

 Fan Ejections

·  If a parent/spectator is ejected from a game, they will be suspended for all games at all Upper Moreland facilities and be subject to a board review for possible suspension for the following season .  No refund will be granted!
·  If a player is attending a game in which they are not playing (typically attending a friend’s game) and they are ejected, they will not be allowed to participate in their team’s next game. If this happens a second time, the player will not be allowed to play for the remainder of the season.   No Refunds given!

Player & Coach Ejections:
·   Game Officials have been instructed to eject anyone at the onset of outlandish behavior. No questions asked.
·   If a player or coach receives two technical fouls he/she will have to vacate the building and will be suspended for their next scheduled game.
·   If a coach is ejected for a second time in the same season they are removed from coaching the remainder of that season. The UMBC complaint board will also review the incident and make any necessary additional punishment recommendations to the general board.  If a player is ejected for a second time, they will receive a 3 game suspension.
·    Anyone using abusive language will not be tolerated, and will be removed from the premises without warning. We ask that the coaches, players and officials treat each other with respect and demonstrate sportsmanlike conduct before, during and after the game.
·    All players and coaches MUST sit on the team bench. Not on the top of the bleachers, on the other bleachers but on the team bench only.
·    The head coach is responsible for the actions of their players and fans. Any fan or player that gets removed the head coach is also assessed the technical foul. 


Gyms rules

You CANNOT enter UMIS or UMPS until 5:15PM on a weeknight, UMMS is 5:15 and UMHS is 7:30PM so don't start knocking on the door until that time.
You must be out of the school (UMPS, UMIS and UMMS) by 9:10PM (UMHS 9:25PM) weeknights and 3:55 PM on Saturdays so you need to end practice/games prior to 3:50 so people can gather belongs and immediately exit!
THIS MEANS OUT OF SCHOOL BUILDING not hanging out in the hallways

Pres. -   In at 5:30p.m, not before, out by 9:30p.m not after on weeknights.
Before leaving the gym after the last game or practice, it is the responsibility of the coaches to :
o   Put all chairs and the scoreboard/clock away.
o   Clean up the trash
o   Check the entire facility (gym, restrooms, and any adjoining rooms to make sure that no one is remaining in the facility.
o   Check all doors (including the emergency exits) to make sure they are secure.
o   Please turn out the lights (gym and entrance).

Huntingdon Valley Christian Academy-  In at 6 p.m., out by 9 pm, weeknights & Sundays, in at 2p.m., out by 9 p.m.
When moving tables, chairs, etc. please be careful not to drag anything across the playing floor. The floor at HVC is a cork composite substance and it is prone to scratching when objects are dragged across it.
NO ONE IS TO BE ON THE STAGE AREA AT ANYTIME.  NO Playing the piano or using other school items.


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Phone: 267-986-9119
Email: [email protected]

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