The coaching staff is already looking forward to the 2014-2015 season! We are excited to see how your hard work pays off and how much you have improved over the off-season.
These are our program rules and expectations (see Handbook below):
- Equipment: Wear practice gear and basketball shoes to every practice. Bring any medical equipment you need, like an inhaler or ankle/knee brace to all practices and games.
- Punctuality: Be on time to practice and games. We have little gym time available, so it's important to take advantage of every minute. If you are going to be late or absent you must notify your coach directly.
- Absences: When you play a team sport, you're committing to attend every practice and game. When you're absent, you miss a chance to improve and help the team. Unexcused absences from games and/or practices will effect your playing time during the upcoming game(s). Excused absences, at the coach's discretion, may impact position on the team and playing time, not as a punitive measure but for the safety of the individual, fairness to the rest of the team and strategic reasons.
- Effort: Do your best every time you walk on the court. Your teammate and coaches are counting on you to improve individually as well as help the team improve.
- Enthusiasm: Bring a positive attitude to every practice and game, regardless of whether the team is winning or losing games. We expect players and coaches to provide unconditional enthusiasm throughout the season.
- Respect, Dignity and Tolerance: Treat your teammates, coaches and officials like you want them to treat you - with respect, dignity and tolerance.
- Team Player: The team comes ahead of any individual person on the team. Do your best to help your teammates play better.
- Sportsmanship: We expect you to display good sportsmanship at all times. We'll talk about this with every team during the season.
- Playing Time: Playing time is not automatic. Players earn the right to play in games. Only members of the coaching staff will make these difficult decisions after weighing a considerable number of factors. NOTE: For a 9th grader to make the JV or Varsity team they would need to be in the Top 7-8 rotation on that team. If they are outside the Top 7-8 rotation, it is best for the individual development as a basketball player to play on the 9th grade team. Players may be a "swing player" where they are members of the Varsity team and roster, but will play 1-3 quarters with the Junior Varsity team in order to gain more on court playing time. (Rule does not apply to JV team if we do not have a Freshmen level team)
- Commitment: Be present at all team activities, including tryouts, practices and games. Strive to constantly improve yourself as an athlete and show pride in team accomplishments.