Senior Section Rules

The North Herts Knights are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with

Head Of Coaching or Simon TIERNEY Chairman

As a member of North Herts Knights you are expected to abide by the following junior club rules:

  • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions
  • All members must respect opponents.
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
  • Members must wear suitable kit – Indoor training shoes

All players must wear socks that are visible to the coach above the top of their training/basketball shoes.

For games players should only wear official club kit provided by the club, (tee shirts can not be worn under the club playing vest unless there is a medical reason, which must be supported by a note from the player’s doctor.

  • ALL players must respect others which include their safety and welfare.
  • Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
  • Senior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.
  • Senior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.
  • Breaching any of the above rules will result in a three tier warning system which will be as follows :-
  1. Verbal warning from the Head Coach.
  2. Written warning from the Head Coach
  3. Dismissal from the Club authorised by the Club Committee.

U11’s, U14’s and U17’s Players Rules

The North Herts Knights are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with

Any Coach or Simon TIERNEY Chairman

As a member of North Herts Knights you are expected to abide by the following junior club rules:

  • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
  • All members must respect opponents.
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
  • Members must wear suitable kit – Indoor training shoes

All players must wear socks that are visible to the coach above the top of their training / basketball shoe

For games, players should only wear official club kit provided by the club, (tee shirts can not be worn under the club playing vest unless there is a medical reason, which must be supported by a note from the player’s doctor.

  • ALL players must respect others which include their safety and welfare.
  • Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
  • Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.
  • Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.
  • Junior players must maintain their level of attainment at school. Failure to hit deadlines for work or if school marks fall then the club may prevent the player from representing the club.
  • Breaching any of the above rules will result in a three tier warning system which will be as follows :-
  1. Verbal warning from the Head Coach.
  2. Written warning from the Head Coach
  3. Dismissal from the Club authorised by the Club Committee.

Code of Conduct for Parents / Carers

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them.
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in sport.
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgements.
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
  • Never openly criticise the club coaches and officials. Any concerns you have should be discussed appropriately
  • Use correct and proper language at all time

Code of conduct for club officials and volunteers

The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. All club officials and volunteers must:

  • Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance.
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect.
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play)
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the club
  • Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover
  • Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward