Rules / Guidelines


  • All Rosters are due one week after final tryout date (Friday) and turned into GRBC administration personnel.
  • All teams must use Roster form given by GRBC Administration personnel.
  • Individual Player’s Registration fee is $400. A $100 deposit (non-refundable) is due within 10 days of team selection.  The remaining $300 (non-refundable) will be due based on payment schedule given by GRBC administration.
  • If there are 2 or more Players in the same household then the fee is $400 for 1st child & 20% a discount for all others. That will equal $320.00 per child.  Cheerleaders fees will remain at $300.00 per season
  • All medical waivers, registration forms and a copy of 1st semester report cards must be on file.
  • After registration payment has been paid in full, GRBC Membership will end on August 31 of that season.
  • A Team Parent will be selected from each team upon completion of Team’s roster

[/50][50and] TEAM RULES

All Players, Coaches and Bench Personnel must be presentable in accordance with GRBC/AAU Dress Code:

  1. No doo-rags are to be worn in public .
  2. No uniform or everyday clothes will be worn sagging.
  3. No GRBC uniforms will be worn outside of GRBC activities .
  4. No defacing of GRBC issued sneakers/uniforms or Club apparel.
  5. All Coaches are responsible for issue/collection of Club Uniforms.  Uniforms are property of GRBC.  Lost uniforms are responsibility of the Head Coach.(Cost: $90.00).
  6. All damaged uniforms will be reported and turned in to GRBC Administration Personnel.
  7. All teams must wear GRBC issued game sneakers (adidas Only).
  8. No earrings are to be worn to/during practice and games (No Band-aids) .



All Players, Coaches, and Parents must conduct themselves in a proper manner at all times during practice, games, and travel in accordance with GRBC Conduct code.

A. Physical Contact Misconduct

No Individual Shall: At any time strike, shove, threaten to strike, or lay a hand upon an official, player or spectator.

No Individual Shall: Use unnecessarily rough tactics during the course of a practice and/or game.

B. Verbal and Visual Misconduct

No Individual Shall: Engage in an abusive, verbal attack upon any official or individual on or off the contest area.

No Individual shall: Use trash talk; profane; obscene; or vulgar language, under any circumstances, on or off the contest area.

No Individual Shall: Engage in an objectionable demonstration of dissent or unsportsmanlike conduct such as throwing equipment or any other forceful action.

No Individual Shall: Except the coach, contend the decision of an official.

C. General Misconduct

No Individual Shall: Refuse to abide by an officials decision.

No Individual Shall: Appear in the contest area under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

No Individual Shall: At any time take, borrow, or steal anything not belonging to them

No Individual Shall: At any time, play fight or participate in horseplay in any manner

Minimum Penalty:

Warning by the Club Official or site supervisor.

Medium Penalty:

Suspension from the current game/practice and any subsequent game/practice

Medium Penalty:

Club Official may suspend the individual/team/Coach/Parent for one

Game/Tournament Maximum Penalty:

Penalty will be determined after GRBC staff review.[/50]


  • Treat everyone involved with our team with respect & courtesy at all times, both on and off the court. This includes teammates, coaches, officials, and opponents.
  • Behavior destructive to the team, unsportsmanlike behavior, profanity, or behavior that demonstrates a lack of self-control will not be tolerated at practices or in games.
  • School comes before basketball. I will do my homework and studying when I should and to the best of my abilities. Do not wait until the last day to do your homework or studying and school will rarely interfere with basketball.
  • Attend all practices, or notify coach (ahead of time if possible) why I am unable to attend. An unexcused absence from practices may affect playing time in the following game or tournament. Two or more unexcused absences may result in suspension from the team. Any practice from which you are asked to leave due to inappropriate behavior will be treated as an unexcused absence. Missing practice because you were grounded by your parents will be treated as an unexcused absence – so don’t do anything to get grounded.
  • Arrive at all practices ready to play at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start, or notify a coach (ahead of time if possible) why I will be late. An unexcused tardy at a practice may affect your playing time in the following game or tournament. Two or more unexcused tardies will be treated as an unexcused absence.
  • Arrive at all games at least thirty minutes before the scheduled tip-off time, or notify a coach (ahead of time if possible) why I will be late. An unexcused tardy at games may affect your playing time in the game or tournament, including sitting out the entire first quarter.
  • Listen carefully to all coaches’ instructions. Try to the best of my ability to carry out all coaches’ requests during practices and games. Players will be constantly evaluated on their demonstration of coach ability, hustle, mental and physical toughness, loyalty to team, unselfishness, and the desire to improve their skills and the skills of their teammates. Attitude is important.
  • Focus on what the team is doing and try to use the practice time to improve my skills and my physical abilities, as well as those of my teammates. Being part of a basketball team will require sacrifices, adjustments, and commitment on the part of the players, their families, and the coaches.
  • Practice good health habits: this includes getting eight or more hours sleep when
  • possible, eating breakfast, eating healthy foods, drinking plenty of water every day, limiting my intake of Soda, and abstaining from all alcohol, illegal drugs, and tobacco products.







Behavior Commentary

Why do 73% of young athletes quit playing by age 13? When asked, children say that they dropped out mostly because adults – particularly their own parents have turned the playing of sports into a joyless negative experience. While the vast majority of parents still conduct themselves with restraint and civility, it is impossible to ignore the loud, critical, ill-mannered parents also in the stands.

When asked in studies why they play sports, children invariably say they enjoy the fun, they like being with their friends, and they enjoy learning the fundamentals and improving their skills. Kids rank winning about seventh or eighth on the list. Unlike pro and college sports, in which winning often translates into money, children’s games are supposed to teach skills and values – such as fair play, working with others, and dealing well with adversity – that kids can draw upon throughout their lives.

The main purpose of youth sports is to emphasize effort, participation and skill development. We are sending the wrong message when we get too invested in the outcome of a youth game – who won, who lost, who scored the most. You get start to get away from what the mission of it is.

Why do parents and coaches in youth sports act in a way they would never act in other places? Much has been written lately about the increasing violence involving spectators and coaches at youth sporting events. The MBA board is concerned about the behavior we observe at basketball games that our members are participating in. It is hard to get past the taunting of the opponents and the referees and remember the life lessons that participation in sports has to offer.

A big problem is all the ambitions that parents attach to sports, which means they come to promote not the team but strictly their child. Parents are not looking at the game itself; they’re looking beyond it. Parents have become more invested – perhaps too invested – in their children’s sports, some to the point of violence and vindictiveness. Experts agree that the higher the pressure from parents, the worse it is for children.

Most parents are intelligent and educated, but some manage to hide it well when cheering on their team. Stop telling your player how to play their position. Any correction should come from the coach or other players that play that position. Don’t tell him when to take a shot. Shooting involves intuition and skill – his, not yours. Let the coach do his job. If you believe you could do better volunteer to help this season or next season.

Sports tend to be life with the volume turned up and that creates a tense situation. Referees have to make quick decisions. Sometimes they make wrong decisions. That’s life. You need to get over it. If you disparage the ref during the game, why would you expect the players to act differently? If your player tells you to shut up, follow her advice. And stay away from the bench and the players during the game. This is not your time.

Every year we remind parents that our association has a code of conduct. This year as part of the registration process, each parent will be required to sign a sportsmanship agreement.


  1. No profanity, abusive language or negative personal remarks.
  2. Let the officials do their job. Constant criticism detracts from the game.
  3. Let the coaches do their job. They need and appreciate your support more than your criticism.
  4. Obey rules of the game site: no smoking, no drinking, no drugs, no food in gyms, and etc.
  5. Physical confrontations or throwing objects onto the court are absolutely forbidden.
  6. Treat the game for what it is — a game.
  7. If you are remembered as a role model, let it be as a positive one.
  8. Protect the “rights” of young athletes to a safe environment, to be treated with dignity, to have fun through sport and to participate.


  1. Individual will be given a warning.
  2. Individual will be asked to leave the game/practice .
  3. Individual will be suspended upon discretion of GRBC.
  4. Other sanctions as deemed necessary. GRBC Officers will answer anything not covered under By-Laws and all disciplinary actions are at the discretion of the GRBC.




[50]Team Parents are the liaison between the GRBC Director, GRBC Admin and the parents of each team. They should also work closely with their head coach.

All concerns having to do with the team (except coaching aspect) should be directed to the team parent and the Team Parent should deliver all concerns to the Head Coach.

There will be a Team Parent and an alternate selected from each team upon completion of team roster.

There will be schedule Team Parent meetings. Each team must have a represented of their team attend these meetings. Either one or both may attend.

Coaches and Parents are responsible for their own fundraisers.

All fundraisers must be reported to GRBC Director & Sonya Burnette prior to having it.

All monies from fundraiser must be turned into the GRBC where it will be placed onto your ledger.

Each Team Parent will meet with Sonya Burnette for initial opening of your ledger.

All concerns that will need to be address with Sonya Burnette will be done twice a week Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm.

The team’s ledger will be handed out to each Team Parent every week with updates.

Team Parent and Coach will be responsible for getting all paper work (Report cards, Medical Waivers, Birth Certificates, Grade Exceptions Forms, Rosters, etc…) for pool play and states, along with Nationals together and turned in to the GRBC admin person for mailing.[/50][50and]

To: GRBC Parents
From: Dwayne M. West
Re: Team Parent Responsibility

Team Parents are an integral part of the GRBC’s overall operation. It is important that all parents are clear on what functions and responsibilities the Team Parent has. Listed below is a general expectation of those duties. They are as follows:

All aspects of parent/team meetings will be coordinated by the team parent. The Team parent will ensure that all content of meetings are discussed and approved by the Head Coach prior to meeting .

Team Parent should handle meeting agenda and moderate/facilitate to an expected end. They must ensure that all meets result in obtaining goals/objectives of meeting.

Responsible for circulation of Club information and Coach communication. Any questions to coach (excluding those personal in nature) must go through Team Parent.

Manage, monitor, review, and update team ledger with GRBC regarding team’s ledger. Any issues with account discrepancies will be handled by the Team Parent and Sonya Burnette. TP will ensure accuracy of deposits, withdrawals and any transactions that effect team budget/account. Team Parents and GRBC Officers (Dwayne West & Admin) will be contacted to give updates on club and any information or communication that needs to go to all parents.

Keep documentation of team, its players, coaches, and information needed for AAU events and non-AAU play.

Other Activities may include tournament plans & information, hotel & trip planning, coordinating fund raising, and team needs (uniforms, sneakers, and etc).

This is the outline of Team Parent responsibilities. Any changes of responsibility must be communicated to Dwayne West and through the Head Coach. If you have any questions, please let me know.








Please complete form on page 10 of the of the printable Rules and Regulations Guide. Click the link to download a copy.



As a coach, you represent the organization known as the Garner Road Basketball Club. This organization requires the principles and code of ethics as defined below be followed to the fullest extent. All coaches are required to abide by these rules in order to continue to coach in this association. Any complaints or problems/issues that may occur will be reviewed by the Club’s Officers and will be handled appropriately.

The main thing to remember is that you have a very important role to play in the development of young athletes, a role that goes far beyond the teaching of game skills. Your leadership, philosophy and actions will leave impressions far more indelible and much farther reaching than you may have ever imagined. Developing character, sportsmanship and respect depends greatly upon your own approach and the example you set.


INTEGRITY – The coach must act with integrity in performing all duties owed to athletes, the sport, other members of the coaching profession, and the public.

COMPETENCE – The coach must strive to be well prepared and current in order that all duties in the respective discipline are fulfilled with competence.

ATHLETE’S INTEREST – The coach must act in the best interest of the athlete’s development as a whole person.

RESPECT FOR OFFICIALS – The coach must accept the role of officials in providing judgment to ensure that competitions are conducted fairly and according to the established rules.

RESPONSIBILITY TO OTHER COACHES – The coach’s conduct toward other coaches must be characterized by courtesy, good faith and respect.

PERSONAL CONDUCT – The coach must maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and support the principles of fair play.

Download a copy of the COACHING CODE OF ETHICS.


Character – Build It
Organization – Always Have It
Attitude – Built Positively
Communication – Clear & Consistent
Honesty – At All Times


I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care, and encouragement for my child participating in youth sports by following this Parents’ Code of Sports Ethics Pledge.

I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and officials at every game, practice, or other youth sports event.

I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of a personal desire to win.

I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.

I will support coaches and officials working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.

I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.

I will remember that the game is for youth, not for adults.

I will do my very best to make youth sports fun for my child.

I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed, or ability.

I promise to help my child enjoy the youth sports experience by doing whatever I can, such as being a respectable fan, assisting with coaching, or providing transportation.

Download a copy of the PARENTS’ CODE OF ETHICS[/50and]






















  1. All players must wear uniforms provided by the GRBC unless prior approval has been given
  2. There are to be no competitors logo worn during games when representing GRBC




As of October 17th 2007, the Garner Road Basketball Club will institute a No Show policy for Coaches Meetings. The rule/penalties are as follows:

All Head Coaches within the GRBC must attend all coaches meetings or have a representative from their team attend. That can be an Assistant Coach, Team Mom or a parent that is involved with your team. There are no excuses for not having someone there.


Every team in the GRBC will have a representative from their team attend all Coaches Meetings. Failure to have representation of your team at a coaches meeting will result in the following disciplinary actions.

1st OFFENSE– You will not be able to receive practice time at the GRBC gym for one month and you will be placed in the penalty box on the organizations website.

2nd OFFENSE– You will not be able to receive practice time at the GRBC gym for two months and you will be placed in the penalty box on the organizations website, along with a $100.00 Team Fine.

3rd OFFENSE– You will not be able to receive practice time at the GRBC gym for three months and you will be placed in the penalty box on the organizations website, along with a $200.00 Team Fine.

Failure to abide by any of the offenses can result in your dismissal as a Coach and Member of the GRBC.