Youth Team Guidelines
Parent Expectations and Commitment
Coach Expectations and Commitment
Player Expectations and Commitment
The goal of the club team program is to help develop serious student-athletes and prepare them for competitive high school basketball. Our experienced and knowledgeable coaching staff takes pride in the development of the young men and women in our program on and off the court and serve as mentors to build each player’s confidence, work ethic and character.
Players will learn how to compete at a high level, prepare for and receive constructive criticism, play fundamentally sound, be disciplined, and work as a team. Our primary objective is to foster players to be respectful, hard-working students and good people.
All parties including ClubHoops, the coaching staff, parents and players agree to put the club program ahead of the team and individuals. When decisions are made regarding conflicts, the program will come first while always considering the best interests of the team and players. Our ultimate goal is to help all players reach their full potential as basketball players, leaders and human beings.
II. PARENT EXPECTATIONS AND COMMITMENT
Support: Parental support and involvement is essential to team success. Parents must see to it that the player attend all club and team functions (practices, meetings, games, special events). We understand there will be times when scheduling conflicts cannot be avoided. When a player or parent has an unavoidable conflict, ClubHoops expects timely communication with the coach.
Sideline Coaching: We will not allow any coaching by parents on the sideline. Parents are asked to NOT engage in negative conversations with referees or parents of the opposing team. Any parent who engages in an extensive verbal dispute or argument with any referee or opposing team’s parents will be asked to immediately leave the premises. Vocal support and positive encouragement are welcome and encouraged.
Instruction: Players will only receive one set of instructions before, during, and after practices or games. For this reason, ClubHoops insists the team’s head and or assistant coach be the only voice at all games and practices. No one other than the coaches listed on the official roster may sit on or near the team bench before and during games at any times, including parents (no exceptions).
Communication: We encourage parents, when appropriate, to communicate or ask questions about their child’s development. We ask parents to adhere to the “24-hour wait rule” when addressing a coach regarding a concern or issue after a practice or a tournament game. Wesuggest parents encourage their child to speak up and communicate for themselves with their head coach whenever possible.
III. COACH EXPECTATIONS AND COMMITMENT
ClubHoops coaches will conduct themselves in a professional manner, adhering to these standards:
● Be on time and prepared for practices and games.
● Dress and act in line with the values and standards of CLUBHOOPS.
● Provide positive and constructive feedback to the team and players.
● Communicate in a transparent, honest and professional manner.
● Assist players in any way possible with their development and journey as a player.
● Promote team chemistry and unity while teaching and stressing team concepts.
● Prepare players to excel at the next level with a sound understanding of the game.
● Help players develop the individual skills to contribute to the success of the team.
● Address parent issues and concerns in a respectful manner.
● Build each individual player's confidence levels.
● Hold players accountable yet provide sound advice to propel player in a positive direction.
Coaches are responsible for the conduct of the team, on and off the court, when the team is together and participating in club events. Coaches agree to put their team ahead of the individual player. If conflicts arise between the team, a player, parent, or coach, the head coach and Club Director will be responsible for making necessary changes for the good of all parties involved. All decisions will be made after gathering all relevant information and consulting with those involved.
IV. PLAYER EXPECTATIONS AND COMMITMENT
Players agree to uphold the following standards and expectations:
Attend all team practices, tournaments and special events.
Wear practice jersey to every practice and full uniform to all games.
Players are encouraged to join our Academy for additional skill development.
Notify your coach if you are going to be absent or late to any practice or game.
All players are guaranteed to play at least 2 full quarters. The remaining 2 quarters will be up to the coach.
Sportsmanship and a positive attitude are expected at all times and will be reinforced both on and off the court.
No offensive language. No fighting. No exceptions!
ClubHoops and the coaching staff will enforce these expectations and commitment standards. We acknowledge excused absences as emergencies, sickness, family situations, religious conflicts and school conflicts.
V. PAYMENT POLICIES
Monthly Auto-Pay: All monthly team fee payments must be submitted online at www.Clubhoops.com. Payments will auto-debit every thirty (30) days from the initial anniversary date. Payments by cash or check will not be accepted.
Default: Any player is in default when payments are delinquent past seven (7) days. Players will be prohibited from participating in any club competition and all membership privileges may be revoked, unless otherwise discussed with the Club Director.
Refunds: Please see the ClubHoops Refund Policy.
Gear: Players and Parents are responsible for gear (practice jerseys, and game jerseys, etc.) Lost gear will be at the expense of the players and parents.