This is by no means exhaustive, but rather a quick note on what the basketball community would like to see on the court between teams.
The vast majority of our competitions are competitive, thus we expect to see the better performing team on the day walk away with a deserved win. Some examples of poor sportsmanship we wish to avoid going forward.
The potential downfalls of not playing the right way are too big to ignore (frustrated opponents, or bench players drop out of the sport, ultimately meaning less teams to play) so please make sure your coaches have thought about this, and had the discussion if necessary with their team.
We quite often see MU23 teams (and older) holding the ball at the end of the game when the shot clock can be fully run down. This is a good example of showing respect for your opponents, and needs to be congratulated when it occurs (the opposing team should recognize this and refrain from stealing the ball in this instance).