Club Mission Statement
The mission of HOOPZONE BASKETBALL CLUB is to provide an opportunity for athletes to build character and success both on and off the court, to increase each player’s individual basketball skills and to give players an opportunity to foster new friendships through the competitive experience. HBC feels each player is a contributing member of the TEAM and everyone will be challenged in practice sessions and will be provided opportunities during game situations to display her basketball skills. All players are expected to demonstrate a commitment to their team through hard work, hustle, mutual sacrifice and teamwork. Parents are also encouraged to actively participate in the HBC by helping to drive to and from events, statistician, timekeeper, etc.
As players are expected to make a commitment to the HBC, so are the team coaches. This commitment includes:
Being available for all practices and tournaments.
Showing respect for all players, officials and other coaches at all times.
Modeling integrity, sportsmanship and fair play.
Establishing player safety and welfare as the highest priority.
Using discretion when providing constructive criticism and reprimanding players.
Communicating with parents regarding the following:
Locations and time of all practices and tournament games
Injury incidents occurring during practices or tournaments
HBC emphasizes individual development, team play and sportsmanship. All players are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the HBC through hard work, hustle, mutual sacrifice and teamwork. Players are expected to be available for all scheduled practices and tournaments, and to give coaches as much notice as possible if unable to attend for any reason.
Players are expected to cooperate with team coaches by following directions and guidance offered by them. Players are also expected to abide by the HBC Code of Conduct and Team Rules and to hold themselves to high standards of conduct and to refrain from engaging in behavior either on or off the court which will reflect poorly on themselves, their coaches or HBC.
Each player is a contributing member of the TEAM. They will be challenged in practice sessions and will be provided opportunities during game situations to display their basketball skills. While all players will receive playing time, some players may receive more than others. The amount of playing time a player receives is determined by several factors such as:
- Foul Trouble
- Player Attitude
- Attendance at practices and games
- Work Ethic
- Knowledge of plays and 'coachability'
We ask that the knowledge, discretion and decisions of the coaches are respected and trusted by players and parents alike, and that both parents and players refrain from measuring the experience solely by the amount of playing time a player may receive.
Encourage and inspre your athlete with HOOPZONE SPORTART
Parental support is essential to success of the HBC. Parents are expected to support not only their own athlete but also other team members and team coaches. Some of the ways that parents are expected to achieve this are as followed:
- Treat all coaches, players and officials with respect at all times
- Ensure that their player abides by the HBC Code of Conduct and Team Rules
- Take the opportunity to participate in club activities
- Avoid public displays of criticism toward players, coaches or officials
- Provide time for post-game team meetings and discussions
- Provide suitable arrangements for transportation of their player to all practices and tournaments
- Support coaching decisions and direction
Communicate with coaches regarding the following:
- Mental, emotional or physical issues that will affect player abilities
- Ways to help their player improve
- Schedule conflicts
- Sickness or other physical issues your coach needs to know
Respect the discretion of the coaches and refrain from discussion regarding the following:
- Playing Time
- Team Strategy
- Play Calling
- Other Athletes
Parent Participation Opportunities
Parents are encouraged to actively participate in FLAMES BASKETBALL CLUB. Some of the opportunities for contribution are listed below. Please contact your coach if you would like to contribute in one of these or some other capacity.
Statisticians - During each game, each participating team may be required to provide either a stats keeper or timekeeper. In addition to this requirement, we would like to keep "shot chart" to accurately track player and team performance.
Team Videographer - Video tapes of games are an exceptional tool to aid coach in determining areas that need improvement.