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The PEC6 was established in 2013 by Les Bean and William Middlebrooks to create a credible, NCAA compliant, governing body on the West Coast for post-grad and high school prep level basketball.
NOTE: The PEC6 does not seek to compete with established NFHS affiliated state athletic organizations as it relates to high school athletic programs (Grade 9-12). Therefore, the PEC6 will not accept application for membership from any high school athletic programs (Grade 9-12) that have not applied and been denied admission to their respective state organizations.
The mission of the PEC6 shall be:
A. Organized exclusively for the governance, legitimacy, education and exposure of its student-athletes and their member programs.
B. Promote, organize and supervise pre-intercollegiate athletic competition among member programs in a way that encourages high level competition, college advancement, ethical behavior/relationships, entertainment, skill development, educational growth and collegiate eligibility.
C. To serve as an organization through which member programs may mutually adopt rules and regulations relating to post-graduate athletics and establish agreed upon minimum standards for certain aspects of the post-graduate athletic program; to guide member programs in the discharge of their responsibilities for, among other considerations, the health, safety, general welfare and educational opportunities of the students taking part in post-graduate athletics.
D. The PEC6 is limited to facilitating the establishment of these regulations and minimum standards and to the application of appropriate sanctions when failure to meet these standards, rules, and regulations comes to the attention of the PEC6.
E. To cultivate cordial and friendly relations among member programs through good standards of sportsmanship.
F. To promote the acceptance of the PEC6 Operating Principles and Code of Ethics.
G. To promote equal opportunities for all student-athletes in member programs regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin or sexual orientation.
H. Member programs are responsible for monitoring and assuring compliance with the PEC6 standards, rules and regulations, as well as responsibility for any matters of institution administration or student-athlete supervision. Membership of member programs in the PEC6 is contingent upon compliance with the rules and regulations of the organization’s bylaws.
The PEC6 Operating Principles are the 16 principles of Pursuing Victory With Honor program. They are as follows:
1. The essential elements of character building and ethics in PEC6 sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these “six pillars of character.”
2. It’s the duty of our PEC6 member institutions & their organizational leaders, parents and member institution sports leadership ‐ including coaches, athletic administrators, program directors and game officials ‐ to promote sportsmanship and foster good character by teaching, enforcing, advocating and modeling these “six pillars of character.”
3. To promote sportsmanship and foster the development of good character, PEC6 member institution sports programs must be conducted in a manner that enhances the academic, emotional, social, physical and ethical development of student‐athletes and teaches them positive life skills that will help them become personally successful and socially responsible.
4. Participation in PEC6 member institution sports programs is a privilege, not a right. To earn that privilege, student‐athletes must abide by the rules and they must conduct themselves, on and off the field, as positive role models who exemplify good character.
5. PEC6 member institutions & their organizational leaders, parents and member institution sports leadership shall establish standards for participation by adopting and enforcing codes of conduct for coaches, athletes, parents and spectators.
6. All participants in post-graduate sports must consistently demonstrate and demand scrupulous integrity and observe and enforce the spirit as well as the letter of the rules.
7. The importance of character, ethics and sportsmanship should be emphasized in all communications directed to student‐ athletes and their parents.
8. PEC6 member institutions & their organizational leaders, parents and member institution sports leadership must ensure that the first priority of their student‐athletes is a serious commitment to getting an education and developing the academic skills and character to succeed.
9. PEC6 member institutions & their organizational leaders, the PEC6 officials assignor, member institution sports leadership and everyone involved at any level of governance in the PEC6 must maintain ultimate responsibility for the quality and integrity of PEC6 programs. Such individuals must assure that education and character development responsibilities are not compromised to achieve sports performance goals and that the academic, social, emotional, physical and ethical well‐being of student‐athletes is always placed above desires and pressures to win.
10. All employees of member institutions must be directly involved and committed to the academic success of student‐athletes and the character‐building goals of the institution.
11. Everyone involved in competition including parents, spectators and all auxiliary groups have a duty to honor the traditions of the sport and to treat other participants with respect. Coaches have a special responsibility to model respectful behavior and the duty to demand that their student‐athletes refrain from disrespectful conduct including verbal abuse of opponents and officials, profane or belligerent trash‐talking, taunting and inappropriate celebrations.
12. PEC6 member institutions, their organizational leaders and sports leadership must ensure that coaches whether paid or voluntary, are competent to coach. Training or experience may determine minimal competence. These competencies include basic knowledge of:
A) The character building aspects of sports, including techniques and methods of teaching and reinforcing the core values comprising sportsmanship and good character.
B) The physical capabilities and limitations of the age group coached as well as first aid.
C) Coaching principles and the rules and strategies of the sport.
13. Because of the powerful potential of sports as a vehicle for positive personal growth, a broad spectrum of experiences within sports should be made available to all of our diverse communities.
14. To safeguard the health of athletes and the integrity of the sport, institution sports programs must actively prohibit the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and performance enhancing substances, as well as demand compliance with all laws and regulations, including those related to gambling and the use of drugs.
15. Institutions that offer athletic programs must safeguard the integrity of their programs. Commercial relationships should be continually monitored to ensure against inappropriate exploitation of the institution’s name or reputation. There should be no undue influence of commercial interests. In addition, PEC6 member institutions must be prudent, avoiding undue dependency on particular companies or sponsors.
16. The profession of coaching is a profession of teaching. Along with the mental and physical dimensions of their sport, coaches, through words and example, must also strive to build the character of their athletes by teaching them to be trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, caring and good citizens.