Constitution

By-Law

A Constitution and By-Law relating to the Affairs of the

Woodbridge Basketball Association

Article 1: NAME

The name of this Association shall be the Woodbridge Basketball Association, hereinafter referred to as the “Association”.

The headquarters of the Association shall be located within the District Boundaries of the

York Region of Ontario hereinafter referred to as the District Association.

Article 2: MISSION STATEMENT

WBA’s mission is to provide youth in the Woodbridge and surrounding area with access to a high standard of basketball training and developmental skills, in a transparent and positive learning environment with an emphasis on good sportsmanship, self-esteem, positive attitude, basketball IQ and making basketball fun for all youth in a FAIR environment. 

 

Article 3: OBJECTIVES

The Objectives of WBA include:

  1. 1.     Develop the skills, athleticism and teamwork fundamentals associated with the game of basketball for both boys and girls in different age groups
  2. 2.     Develop the life skills needed for youth to lead successful lives both on and off the basketball court such as: leadership, conflict resolution, team play, mentoring, creative thinking, decision making, and delegation of tasks etc.
  3. 3.     Encourage friendly competition and skills training in a house league basketball program that runs once a week.
  4. 4.     Help adults/parents become basketball coaches through OBA
  5. 5.     Hosting Summer Camps and March Break camps for skills development
  6. 6.     Basketball clinics for specific skill sets- ie. Point guard training, Big man camp etc.
  7. 7.     Development of Rep teams in different age groups to compete at provincial competitions, tournaments and individual games throughout the basketball season

 

Article 4: AFFILIATIONS

The Woodbridge Basketball Association shall be affiliated with the Ontario Basketball Association and all groups operating under the name of Woodbridge Basketball Association are subject to the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws. All activities must receive prior approval by the Board of Directors.

The Woodbridge Basketball Association shall be a Member of the Ontario Basketball Association, any and all groups operating under the name of Woodbridge Basketball Association shall follow the published rules and By-Laws of the Woodbridge Basketball Association and the Ontario basketball Association, hereinafter referred to as the OBA. The Association is subject to the published rules in declining order of authority of the following bodies to which it is affiliated; all activities must receive prior approval by the Board of Directors:

Article 5: MEMBERSHIP

The Association shall have three classes of Members, namely Regular Member, Corporate Member, Honorary Member, and Life Member.

5.1: REGULAR MEMBER

A Regular Member is either: a register athlete, a registered team coach, a board director, a registered parent or a guardian of a registered athlete or a registered volunteer with the Association. Each individual holds only one Membership in the Association, and is entitled to one vote at Members’ meetings. An athlete shall become a Regular Member when approved by the Association’s Registrar. Upon application, a coach, an assistant coach, or a manager shall become a Regular Member, upon approval by the Directors of the Association. A Coach is an individual who is registered with the OBA, to teach, instruct, train and guide players to play the game of basketball.

A Registered Volunteer shall become a Regular Member when approved by the Board of Director.

A parent or guardian or a registered athlete shall become a Regular Member of the Association when approved by the Association’s registrar.

5.2: HONORARYMEMBER

The Board of Directors may designate an individual to be Honorary Member for a specific period of time.

Honorary Members are those whom have made outstanding contribution to the Association. Honorary Member is afforded all rights of membership, including the right to attend and speak at Members’ meetings, But is not entitled vote.

5.3: LIFE MEMBER

The Board of Directors may designate an individual as a Life Member. A Life Member is afforded all rights of membership, including the right to attend and speak at Members’ meeting, is entitled to vote.

 

5.4: Membership Assignment

 

a)    Membership (for the current calendar year) shall be made up of annually registered athletes, teams and Association officials, parents or guardians and sponsors actively engaged in the activities of the Woodbridge Basketball Association .

b)    All members are entitled to voting privileges except registered basketball players under the age of 18 as of December 31st of the current year.

c)    The membership is the top decision-making body. The membership meets at least once a year for its Annual General Meeting., a Special General Meeting of the Membership may be held if necessary. The responsibilities of all  membership are:

  • ·         the structure of the Woodbridge Basketball Association.
  • ·         the Constitution of the Woodbridge Basketball Association.
  • ·         electing the Woodbridge Basketball Association officers.
  • ·         direction of the Woodbridge Basketball Association.

5.5: FEES

WBA athletes’ registration fees shall be set annually by the Board of Directors.

5.6: DISCIPLINE OF MEMBER

A Member may be fined, censured, suspended or expelled from Membership for cause and only after charges have been laid in accordance with the WBA’s published rules and a hearing held in accordance with the WBA and OBA’s published rules. An individual whose Membership has been suspended loses all rights of Membership until the suspension has been lifted.  Athletes, team and team official discipline for game infractions is governed in accordance with the procedure published by the OBA.

Any Member, who infringes the Articles or rules of the Woodbridge Basketball Association or brings the Association into disrepute, may be reprimanded, suspended or expelled from the Association after a hearing by the Board of Directors of the association at which hearing the Member is entitled to attend.

5.7 TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the Association shall be deemed terminated:

1. if the Member submits a signed letter of resignation to the Association;

2. if the Member is expelled by the Association’s Board of Directors;

3. if the Member is no longer registered with the Association.

 ARTICLE 6.0: BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Association shall be governed by a Board of Directors which shall consist of at least

  1. 1.    President
  2. 2.    Executive Vice-President
  3. 3.    Treasurer
  4. 4.    Secretary

Such number not to be less than four, as may be amended from time to time in accordance with the Association‘s By-Laws. The board may consist of the following Executive members:

  1. 1.    President
  2. 2.    Executive Vice-President
  3. 3.    Vice-President
  4. 4.    Treasurer
  5. 5.    Secretary
  6. 6.    Registrar
  7. 7.    Director of Tournaments
  8. 8.    Director of House League
  9. 9.    Director of Equipment
  10. 10.  Director of Marketing

Operating Members

A Director may hold more than one position upon approval by the Board of Directors. A Director shall be 18 years of age or older, shall not be an undischarged bankrupt and shall be a regular Member of the Association. A Director shall serve for a term of two years or until his or her successor is elected or appointed.

To be attended by the Vice President of Director of Female Programs. One of these individuals will chair the meeting alternately.

  1. Coaching Director/Coordinator (appointed paid position)
  2. Registrar (appointed)
  3. Directors/Conveners-Recreational Program-Appointed, as required to run daily operations of the Woodbridge Basketball Association.

Note: Secretary shall have the delegated duties of taking minutes for another member.

 ARTICLE 7.1: DIRECTOR VACANCY

Any Director has the right to relinquish his/her position by submitting a signed letter of resignation to the Association. A vacancy on any Board of Director and their respective position(s) held, caused by death, dismissal, or resignation which has been accepted by the Board of Directors, shall be filled by a decided 2/3 majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Should the position of a Board of Director become vacant; the Board may appoint any person to hold his or her incumbent’s position(s) for the remainder of the term being filled until the next annual general meeting. All voting rights held by the outgoing director will automatically be transfered to the new director.

ARTICLE 7.2: TERMINATION OF DIRECTOR

No Member of the Board of Director shall be terminated for in discriminatory reasons but may be terminated if:

1. The Director is unable to perform his/her duties expected of the position due to, but not limited to, any of the following reasons;

1.1   if the director becomes unable to performing the duties of the Association

1.2   if the director is absent from two or more meetings of the Board without satisfactory reason

1.3   if the director is terminated by 2/3 majority of the board of directors.

1.4   if the director no longer resides in a reasonable proximity to the Association

1.5   if the director becomes, or has an undercharge bankruptcy; or

2. The Director has compromised the integrity of the Association due to, but not limited to, any of the following reasons:

2.1  if the director has been found guilty of an offence under the Harassment Policy of the OBA.

2.2  if he/she has been found guilty of an offence involving violence under the code of conduct of OBA.

2.3  If the director has failed to properly account for monies or other properties belonging to the Association

2.4   if the director has been found guilty of a criminal offence which directly affected the Association.

A Member of the Board of Directors holding a particular position(s), as a Director or other position(s) may be removed from office by the Board of Directors for good and sufficient cause by a 2/3 majority votes of the Board of Directors present as long as notice to remove the Director, has been given to all Directors of the Association. If a Director is removed by the Board of Directors, the Board of Directors may appoint a successor to the position(s) for the remainder of the term(s) being filled and all voting right held by the outgoing director will automatically be transfered to the new director.

A Member of the Board of Directors may also be removed from office for good and appropriate cause at a meeting of the Members of the Association as long as notice to remove the Director has been given to persons entitled to attend the Member’s meeting. If a Director is removed at a Member’s meeting, the Members entitled to vote may elect a successor to fill all position(s) held by the removed Director for the remainder of the term(s) being filled.

7.3: CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

The Directors shall be subject to the Conflict of Interest and Standards of Conduct Policy in the OBA.’s published Code of Conducts rules.

7.4: DUTIES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors shall conduct the business of the Association during the periods between general meetings of the Association and in accordance with the authority granted to it in the published rules of the Association. The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the appointed and renewal of appointments of all positions within the Association except for those positions elected by the Membership of the Association. This shall include the appointment of volunteer and paid positions for coach and administrator positions within the Association’s operations. The selection process and the appointments shall be based on procedures outlined in the Association’s published rules.

The Board of Directors may also revoke, for cause, and appointment providing that it has followed the procedures for the revoking an appointment as outline in the Association’s published rules.

7.5: DUTIES OF DIRECTORS

7.5A: PRESIDENT

Except:

1. As provided for the Dispute Resolution Policy of the OBA, and

2. Where the President delegates the responsibility to another person, the president shall preside at all general meeting of the Association and of the Board of Directors. The president shall be ex-officio a member of all committees, except any nominations committee; shall appoint all chairs of standing and special committees subject to ratification by the Board; coordinate all duties of the Board, committees, and staff; and shall be spokesperson for the Association.

3. Shall have other powers as assigned by the Board of Directors.

7.5B: EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

The Executive Vice-President shall act in the absent of the President and shall have other powers as apportioned by the Board of Directors

7.5C: TREASURER

The Treasurer shall make sure that complete and accurate records are kept of the accounts of the Association; he/she shall report to the Board of Directors at least once per quarter; and shall submit an Annual Report to the Annual General Meeting.

7.5D: SECRETARY

The Secretary shall

  1. 1.    Retain records of all minutes of the association.
  2. 2.    Maintain copies of all committee reports both Executive and operating members.
  3. 3.    Notify all Members of their election or appointment.
  4. 4.    Provide members with documents required to perform their duties.
  5. 5.    Sign all certified copies of acts of the organization (unless otherwise specified in the Association’s published rules).
  6. 6.    Maintain record books in line with association by-laws.
  7. 7.    Published rules and minutes are entered and have the current record books available at each meeting.
  8. 8.    Send to the Membership a notice of each general meeting.
  9. 9.    Send to the Board of Directors notices of each meeting; conduct the general correspondence of the organization that is not the proper function of another office or committee.
  10. 10.  Prepare, prior to each meeting in consultation with the presiding officer an order of business, and, in the absence of the president and executive vice-president, preside until the immediate election or appointment of a new presiding officer.

 7.6: OTHER DIRECTOR POSITIONS

The duties of other Director Positions shall be determined by the Board of Directors. Please see below the following position that the Board of Directors have approved.

President

Vice-President

Treasurer

Secretary

Director of Marketing

Director of Equipment

Director of Tournaments

Director of Registration

Director of House League

 

7.7: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

a. Nominations for positions on the Board of Directors may be made by any Member at the Annual General Meeting or at a Special Meeting called for that purpose.

b. Nominated persons must be an official member of the Woodbridge Basketball Cub.

c. Members nominated to run for positions of President, Executive Vice President, Treasurer or Secretary must be a board of director or else nomination is null and void.

d. Nominations and elections for positions open shall be held in the order of the position listed in the Constitution.

e. Elections shall be by secret ballot, but in the event only one candidate is nominated, no vote is required and the nominated candidate shall be declared elected by acclamation.

f. A majority of the votes cast shall be required to elect Directors. In the event no candidate receives a majority, the candidate with the least votes shall be dropped from the ballot and another vote shall be held.

Article 8: Board of Directors Accountability

The business of the Woodbridge Basketball Association shall be conducted by the Executive Members and shall be known as the Board of Directors.

  1. The Executive Members shall appoint the Operations members as noted in article 6. The Operations members shall report to the Board of Directors through the President or his/her designate.
  2. After the Annual General Meeting, but not later than two (2) weeks following this meeting, a final retiring Board of Directors Meetings shall be held. At the termination of this meeting, all outgoing Directors shall cease to hold office. The newly elected Directors shall take the responsibilities of office.
  3. Each coach/staff member of the Board of Directors of the Woodbridge Basketball Association signs a rights and responsibility form which would clearly state their job description, the protocol and procedures that need to be followed during their term of office. Any board member , coach or coaching staff who is found not be following rules and regulations or code of ethics according to the OBA, and the Woodbridge Basketball Association will be asked to hand in his/her resignation effective immediately.
  4. Each Director is responsible to complete and properly present a detailed report of revenue and expenditures with supporting documentation/receipts to the treasure on any event that they chair on behalf of the Woodbridge Basketball Association. This report shall be submitted with two weeks of the completion of the event but not later than 30 days. This report shall also be made available to the Board of Directors.
  5. Money spent by any board member or coach with the intention that he/she will be reimbursed must have supporting receipts and be prepared to explain to the Board of Directors who will in turn authorize the Treasurer to make payments. This reimbursement shall then be presented at the next board meeting so it can be properly recorded in the minutes of the meeting. Expenditures must first be approved by either the President or Vice President, prior to purchase.
  6. The President shall act as the chairperson at Executive meetings on a rotating basis with all other board members.
  7. The Executive Board of Directors shall meet as often as necessary, but not less than once per month, in order to carry out the business of the Association. Reasonable notice of at least three (3) days shall be given.
  8. Unresolved issues shall be decided by a majority vote. In the case of an equality of votes, the chair or designate shall have a vote. Proxy votes will not be permitted.
  9. The Members of the Board of Directors shall receive no financial remuneration for acting as such.
  10. The Board of Directors shall declare conflict of interest on any issues raised and shall not vote on the issue.
  11. Any and all matters that concern the expenditures of funds over $500.00 from the Woodbridge Basketball Association should be supported with proper quotations from several sources (minimum 3).
  12. When the President relinquishes or is voted out of office, his/her post at the end of his/her year on the Board, then he/she will automatically hold the position of Past President on the Board of Directors without voting privileges.
  13. Members of the Board of Directors, except for the President, MAY be engaged as head coaches, assistant coaches, managers, and trainers on any of the Woodbridge Basketball Association Rep Teams. (Amended April 2012)
  14. Members of the Board of Directors MAY be engaged as Board Members with other organizations or associations ( but not other youth basketball associations ) (Amended April 2012).
  15. Members of the Board of Directors must be residents of the City of Vaughan.

 xvi.        Members of the Board of Directors must resign their position on the board before running for another position. (Amended April2012) .

 ARTICLE 8.0: MEETINGS

8.1: GENERAL MEETING

An official notice of each meeting, shall be given to all Members at least 14 days before the meeting is to be held, at such place, and at such date as the Board of Directors may determine. Such notification shall be by e-mail, and or by the following methods website notice, posting at Association office and phone call.

 Twenty five percent of the voting Membership shall form quorum at all general meetings of the Association. Any question shall be decided by a majority of the votes unless otherwise required by this By-Law or other Law.

8.2: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Association shall hold its Annual General Meeting no later that January 31 of the following year. The Agenda of the Annual General Meeting shall include:

1. Roll Call

2. Credentials Report

3. Minutes of Previous Annual General Meeting

4. President’s Report

5. Officer’s Report

6. Treasurer’s Report

7. Auditor’s Report

8. Appointment of Auditors

9. Other Reports

10. Unfinished Business

11. Amendments to the By-Laws

12. Roll Call

13. Election of Officers and Directors

14. Any Other Business

15. Adjournment

8.3: SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

A Special General Meeting of the Association:

a. May be called by the Board of Directors, or

b. shall be called by the Board of Directors upon receipt of a written request submitted to the Association by registered mail, certified mail, trace mail, courier service, hand delivery, fax or e-mail, signed by not less than 100 Members or 25% of the voting Membership, whichever is less, setting out the items of business to be conducted at the Special General Meeting. The Special General Meeting shall be held within 30 days of receipt of the written request from the Members.

Only the business set out in the notice of the Special General Meeting shall be considered.

 8.4: VOTING AT GENERAL MEETING

Every regular Member aged 18 and over shall have the right to attend, speak and cast one vote at Members’ meeting of the Association.

Every regular Member under the age of 18 shall have the right to attend and speak at Members’ meetings, but any vote must be cast by a parent or guardian who shall also have the right to attend and speak on behalf of that Member at Members’ meetings.

Eligible voter is a registered senior player, coach assistant coach, manager, trainer, board member, parent or guardian of registered youth player (under the age of 18), registered volunteer. (One vote for every registered youth player maximum 2 votes per family, no one person can vote twice and no vote for paid personnel).

Any member whose voting privileges are challenged will be authenticated by the registrar and or Executive Board, whose decision shall be final.

8.5: PROXY VOTING AT GENERAL MEETING

Every Regular Member, or parent or guardian of a Regular Member under the age of 18, is entitled to vote at a meeting of Members by means of a proxy appoint a person, who need not be a Member, as the Member’s nominee to attend and act at the meeting in the manner, to the extent and with the power conferred by the proxy.

An individual may only hold one proxy. The format for the proxy, and the issue, or issues, for which the proxy may be cast are as defined in the Rules and Regulations.

Every Association proxy form must be submitted to the Association 14 days prior to the Annual General Meeting for authentication.

8.6: BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

The Board of Director shall meet at least four times per year, upon 14 days notice given by the President and Secretary, at such place and time as the Board of Directors may determine. A majority of the Members of the Board of Directors shall form a quorum at all meetings of the Board. Questions arising at any meeting shall be decided by a majority of votes where each director is entitled to cast one vote.

ARTICLE 9: COMMITTEES

The Membership at any General Meeting, or the Board of Directors at any meeting of the Board, may establish a standing committee or special committee to carry out specific business or program of the Association.

ARTICLE 10: PROCEDURES GOVERNING MEETINGS

All meetings of the Association shall be conducted in accordance with the most recently published Robert’s Rules of Order Newly revised except as a may be otherwise stipulated in this By-Law or other rules and Regulations of the Association.

ARTICLE 11: BY-LAWS AND AMENDMENTS

a. By-Law amendments may be proposed by the Board of Directors, or submitted by a Member to the Association:

In writing at least 21 days prior to a general meeting of the Association; and must be approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors, and by a 2/3’s vote of the Membership voting in person or by a proxy at a meeting of the Association duly called for that purpose.

b. All members entitled to vote shall be notified with the Association’s notice of the said Members’ meeting about By-Law amendments. Such notification shall be by Board of Directors.

ARTICLE 12: RULES AND REGULATIONS

The Association shall have Rules and Regulations which shall include, but is not limited to, the following:

a. Discipline of a Member: summary of charges regarding misconduct

b. Discipline of a Member: procedures for discipline hearing

c. Duties of Board of Directors: authority granted to Board regarding the business being conducted

d. Duties of Board of Directors: selection process and appointed process for the appointment and renewal of appointments to the League’s paid and volunteer positions

e. Duties of Board of Directors: process for revoking appointments

f. Voting at General Meeting: format for the proxy, the issue, or issues, for which the proxy may be cast.

The Board of Directors may approve and publish Rules and Regulations which are not inconsistent with this By-Law and are not inconsistent with the Rules and Regulations of a

higher level governing organization. Amendments to the Rules and Regulations may be made by a majority vote of the Board of Directors or the Members at a General Meeting.

ARTICLE 13: INDEMNITY

Members of the Board of Directors or other employers to the Association, their heirs, executors, administrators and estate and effects respectively shall be indemnified and saved harmless at all time by the Association against all costs, losses, and expenses incurred by them respectively in or about the discharge of their respective duties, except such as happens from their own respective wilful neglect or default.

ARTICLE 14: FINANCE POLICY

The account of the Association shall:

a. be audited annually by a Chartered Accountant if the annual Gross Revenue is greater than $30 000; or

b. be reviewed annually through a Financial Review Engagement completed by a Certified General Accountant, Certified Management Accountant or Certified

Accountant, if the annual gross revenue is $30 000 or less; or

c. with the consent of all its Members, be exempt from any audit or Financial Review Engagement if the Annual Gross Revenue is less than $10 000.

The audit or the Financial Review Engagement statement shall be presented to the Annual General Meeting for adoption.

At the Annual General Meeting of the Association, a chartered accountant firm shall be appointed to perform the audit or the Financial Review Engagement.

The Association’s fiscal year end is the period ending October 1st – September 30th.

ARTICLE 15: DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The Association shall adhere to the Dispute Resolution process as published and approved by the OBA, from time to time.

Any Member of the Association may initiate the Dispute Resolution process by communicating in writing to the OBA, with a copy to the Association and District Association, the nature and facts of the dispute. The OBA, at its discretion, may proceed with the Dispute Resolution process by assigning one or more neutral persons to the dispute. The Dispute Resolution process shall not be used for game discipline which follows the normal discipline and appeals process. The Association shall make available to any Member the Dispute Resolution process when requested.

 ARTICLE 16; HARASSMENT

The Association shall adhere to the Harassment Policy as published and approved by the OBA, from time to time. The Harassment Policy shall apply to all employees, directors, officers, volunteers, coaches, game officials, administrators, athletes, Members and registrants of the Association. Harassment is defined as any comment, conduct, or gesture directed toward an individual or group of individuals which is insulting, intimidating, humiliating, malicious, degrading, or offensive. It includes, but is not limited to, sexual harassment.

The Association shall make available to any Member the Harassment Policy when requested.

Article 17: Changes to the Constitution

Changes to the Constitution can only be made at the Annual General Meeting. Any proposed amendments to the Constitution by a member must be submitted in writing to the Association’s Secretary at least 14 days prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Article 18: Changes to the By-Laws and Playing Rules

The Board of Directors shall have the power to pass additional by-laws and playing rules within the framework of the Constitution to facilitate the day to day operation of the Association. All changes are subject to the by-laws of the Ontario Basketball Association (OBA).

Article 19: Matters of Dispute

The decision of the Directors shall be subject to appeal as set in the District Association by-laws in all matters arising that may not be covered by this constitution or by-laws and any disputes in question relating to the interpretation of Constitution By-Laws and Playing Rules.

Article 20: Disciplinary Member

This committee shall consist of the Executive Vice President, Vice President and Director of Tournament.

Article 21: Official Colours

Competitive Teams

The official home colours of the WBA shall be:

  • White/orange Shirts, orange sides, blue stripes and a black outline.
  • Black Numbers
  • White Socks
  • White Shorts/Red and black outline

The official alternate away colours of the WBA shall be:

  • Blue/orange Shirts, orange sides, Blue Stripes, White outline
  • White Numbers
  • White Socks
  • Red/Blue Shorts, with white outline

All uniforms that are used by the teams must be approved by the Association based on the noted criteria, no exceptions will be allowed unless the general membership agrees to such changes at its Annual General Meeting.

All uniforms (including warm ups suits) that are used will be exactly the same for each competitive age group representing the WBA.

There will be no exceptions to team uniform colours or design and all selections will be maintained for a minimum of two complete seasons.

Article 22: Sponsors

All sponsors donating money to any Woodbridge Basketball competitive team will be funneled through the Woodbridge Basketball Association via the treasurer and Executive Vice president. In doing so, the Woodbridge Basketball Association will issue an official receipt to the donating party. Failing to follow this procedure may result in disciplinary action against the team officials. All money received will be deposited in a single account and a cheque will be reissued to each respective team less the sponsorship fee.

All sponsors have the right to vote at the Annual General Meeting.

 ARTICLE 23: APPEALS

a. Any Member or registrant of the Association directly affected by a decision of the Association may appeal such decision. The denial or termination of Membership in the Association may be appealed by a non-Member.

b. A decision of the Association may be appealed to the District Association with which the Association as affiliation. The appeal shall be conducted in accordance with the OBA.’s and District Association’s published rules.

c. An individual shall not appeal a decision made by the Board of Directors regarding the appointment, non-appointment, re-appointment or revocation of an appointment of an individual to any coach or administrator position within the Association’s operations, except where the selection, appointment and revocation process outlined in the Association’s published rules have not been followed.

d. An individual shall not appeal a decision made by the Association regarding an athlete’s team assignment.

ARTICLE 24: SIGNING AUTHORITY

1. All cheques or binding agreements must be signed by both President and Treasurer.

2. In the absence of either the President or Treasurer, the Executive Vice-President shall be authorized signing officer.

3. Any other Executive Board member may be granted temporary signing privileges, excluding, signing of cheques, upon unanimous approval of the Executive Board.

ARTICLE 25: GENERAL RULES

1. Rules, policies and procedures governing the operation of the Association which are not covered by this Constitution shall be developed, approved and published by the Executive Board.

ARTICLE 26: BREACH OF CONSTITUTION

Any Board member knowing or is informed of any breach of the Constitution or Association Rules and By-Laws at any time shall report the matter to the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall investigate the allegation and if verified to be true, shall proceed with a Constitutional protest against the offender and take appropriate action.

Article 27: Coaching

Coaches must instruct the athletes as to discipline and sportsmanship.

Coaches shall be responsible for the conduct of team members during practice and league games.

Any complaints shall be transmitted to the Association by the coach through the Division Director or V.P.

Coaches must remain on the sidelines during basketball games

Coaches must assist in controlling spectators. Offenders will be asked to refrain and failure to do so will mean that the player associated with them may have to be suspended by the Association.

Coaches shall not display unsportsmanlike conduct or use profane language in front of the athletes.

Coaches shall be responsible for any Club equipment issued to them.

Coaches shall abide by the Woodbridge Basketball Association Constitution, By-Laws and Playing Rules.

Coaches shall recommend Recreational players to the Convener for consideration for Representative team placements.

No coach can willfully pull his team off the basketball court and forfeit the game.

Coaches must obtain permission to use facilities other than those for which we have permits. Use of all basketball court, etc., in Woodbridge must be controlled by the Association through its official in charge of scheduling.

Article 28: Protests

 

Recreational League

Game protests must be made to the President in writing within 48 hours of the completion of the game in question. No protest dealing with a decision of the referee will be accepted.

Competitive League

Game protests shall be made in accordance with the District Association Constitution. All protests may be appealed in accordance with the OBA.

Article 29: Exhibition and Tournament Games

Exhibition and Tournament Games will only be played against teams registered with OBA. Permission of the Board of Directors must be obtained before arranging for such games and for the availability of playing court. This can be done through the Vice President.

ARTICLE 30: DISSOLUTION

In the event of dissolution of the Association, and after payment of all debts and liabilities, its remaining property shall be distributed or disposed of by the Board of Directors to one or more non-for-profit Basketball related organizations, or any not-for-profit athletic community organizations, which operate solely in Ontario.

ARTICLE 31: DEFINITIONS/TERMINOLOGY

Terminology used in this By-Law shall have the same meaning, as used by the OBA, in its letters patent, By-Laws and published rules.