VARSITY: AMY BELLUS
Fundamentals Coordinator: Steve Karel
Assistant: Tami Adams
JV: Dennis Heenan
C-Team: Rosie Malone Povolny
TEAM SELECTION PROCESS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
The Concordia Academy Girls’ Basketball Program will promote and foster growth in our student athletes as both players and people. We will learn:
CARE FOR EQUIPMENT:
BOOSTER ROOM/TICKET SELLING:
INJURIES/SPORTS MEDICINE FORM:
POST-GAME CLEAN UP:
Concordia Academy Girls’ Basketball Program Expectations
1. All members of the Concordia Academy Girls’ Basketball program will represent CA, their team, their family and themselves in a positive manner. We will project a positive image in the classroom, on the court, and out in the community. This means you will not be tardy to school or class, you will follow dress code, be respectful to teachers/staff/adults/peers, meet teachers’ expectations maintain composure on and off the court, etc.
2. Basketball is a team sport. What is best for the team must be the number one priority for all those involved (players, coaches and parents). Do what is asked of you to make the team successful. When the team succeeds, all of its members succeed. This means that you should work to communicate with your coach so you can understand and accept your role on the team without negativity or complaining, as it is determined by coaches,. Make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Work hard to maintain balance in all that you do. Work hard and participate positively in school, at home, at church and in community activities. You must take care of yourself. Get proper rest, eat right, and do not use chemicals. This means that you will refrain from using chemicals of any kind and will refrain from being in places where chemicals are being used illegally.
3. Treat all those around you as you would like to be treated. The basketball season is a long one; we must be committed to being supportive to one another.
4. Believe in yourself, your teammates, your coaches and the system and game plan. You should be a positive influence on the team, in your family and in the community.
5. The goal of the coaching staff is to put the best possible team on the floor at all times. Decisions, plans and strategies are all formulated with this in mind. The coaching staff will provide the best possible learning environment for all involved. You may disagree with decisions that are made, but please communicate appropriately with coaches when there are problems. It is important that you refrain from complaining or criticizing coaches and other players.
6. It is the responsibility of each player to understand and commit to the philosophies, policies and team concepts provided by the coaching staff. There can only be one plan if a team is to be successful.
7. Success begins at practice. Work hard. We want to outwork every opponent. Make hard work, intensity and concentration habits.
8. Be prompt and prepared for all team functions, including practice, games, meetings, and any other team outings. Missing practices will effect playing time.
9. Follow proper lines of communication. Every effort should be made for the athlete to talk to her coach, then parents should talk to the coach, if things are not resolved, the player and parents should talk to the varsity head coach. If there is no resolution, only then should the athletic director become involved.
10. Varsity letters will be given out to all players who play in at least half of the varsity halves, or at the coaching staff’s discretion.
11. C-Team and JV members will take turns doing video and stats at the varsity games.
12. KEEP BASKETBALL IN PERSPECTIVE. IT IS A GAME AND IS MEANT TO BE FUN AND EXCITING. SHOW YOUR ENTHUSIASM EVERY DAY.
I understand the expectations of me as set forth above and I agree to abide by their terms. I understand that failure to abide by the terms of this contract may result in a reduction of playing time and/or dismissal from the team!
Player Signature Date
Parent/Guardian Signature Date
SUGGESTIONS FOR PARENTS
1. Always remember why your daughter is playing basketball. Kids participate for many reasons, but usually they want to play because they love the game and they enjoy being part of a group. Always remember the positive lessons that can be learned in this environment. The number one priority must be to help the team be successful.
2. The basketball season is a very long one. It will have many ups and downs. Your daughter will need your support and encouragement along the way. Help her stay positive by staying positive yourself. You cannot control the officials, the coaching staff or even your own daughter during try-outs, practices or games. Take control of the area where you can have the most impact on your child’s development. Help her enjoy the team experience and help her to deal with the ups and downs she will encounter during the season. Your daughter needs your guidance to learn to deal with both success and disappointment in a positive way.
3. Remember that every girl on the team is out there doing her very best to perform. Be positive with your daughter and with and about other members of the team. They do hear what you stay when you are in the stands. Give the kids a chance to do their best.
4. Players have different strengths, weaknesses and abilities. Players will be expected to fulfill different roles based upon their abilities. Support their role on the team and point out their contributions in practice and in the less visible aspects of the game. Coaches will work to put players in positions where they will be successful. Coaches appreciate all of the different roles that players perform; help players understand that all roles are valuable and appreciated!
5. Keep in mind that the coaches work with your daughter every day and are in the best position to make decisions about who plays and in what situations. Although you may not agree with the coaching staff, please try to respect the decisions that they make and understand that they have good reasons for making them.
6. If problems do arise, encourage your daughter to communicate with her coach directly. If she is frustrated with a situation, or does not understand something, encourage her to go to her coach. The coaches have the best interest of the players in mind, but they need to know what the problem is in order to deal with it. If, after talking to her coach, the player still doesn’t feel satisfied with the result, parents should get involved.
7. This is the communication process that the Girls’ Basketball program follows:
1. Conflicts should be resolved between the player and the coach if possible
2. If a parent/coach meeting is necessary, it will be he