Just showing up for practices isn't enough. We need players who are punctual, who are in the proper frame of mind to work hard, and who pay attention to coaches and cooperate with teammates and coaches.
COMMITMENT: It is vital to be committed to the program. If you really don't want to participate, don't. If you work hard in practices, matches, and scrimmages, you are likely to have a successful season. Players who are committed to improving will have little time for you if you simply wish to turn practices into social events.
REGULAR ATTENDANCE: We know that not all players can show up to every practice. Exams and other activities sometimes must take priority. It's important that you attend every possible practice, though, and notify coaches when you can't attend. Missing practices may affect playing time at the coach’s discretion.
RESPECT FOR THE RULES OF THE CLUB: This includes the USA Players Code of Conduct. Rules will be clearly stated and will be enforced. Breaking rules could lead to expulsion from the club.
COOPERATION: You may, for example, take an overnight trip with us. These trips require that you will have some rules that you'll have to live by. We expect you to respect the rules we make and show respect for your coach and teammates.
IMAGE PRESENTATION: Most of the time, players are not aware when college coaches are present. You can make or break your recruiting chances, or even the chance of a teammate by the way you act. A positive attitude is everything.
MAINTAINING GOOD GRADES: Even though not all players are trying to earn scholarships, we still consider ourselves a college prep program. We think that you should consider yourselves scholar-athletes and strive for the best possible performance in school.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM PARENTS
Yes, parents, we do expect some things from you. We are a club and a non-profit organization at that, and sometimes parents forget that just writing out a dues check does not keep the club operating smoothly. Please remember that there are several areas in which you can help us:
1. Please assist us in finding gyms to use for practice. Parents, not coaches, have the best chance to obtain new facilities for us. We can always use more gyms. If you think you know of a facility, please contact the Director.
2. Deliver and pick up players on time. Late arrivals to practice cause disruption. Please remember that coaches have families or other commitments after practices.
3. Please assist with transportation of players to out of town events. The club is opposed to players driving to these events. We can assist with formation of car pools if you are interested.
4. Pay dues on time. If dues are not paid on time, coaches, tournament fees, and bills cannot be paid. Remember, players will be withheld from participation in tournaments and practices if fee payments are not made on time.
5. Solicit corporate grants and sponsorships. Parents have the contacts available to help us gain sponsorships for our team.
6. Please watch your daughter when they compete. Even though they may not let you know, they will appreciate it if you are there to cheer them on when you can. Also, remember that your daughter has a coach, let the coach do their job while the players are on the court and you as parents are their “positive” cheerleader.
7. As spectators, please be courteous! Believe me, you are not going to like all the calls the
referees make, but parents need to be role models for the players! Remember, others watch you as a representative of our club as well as the players and coaches.
8. Finally, please let your daughter work with her coach if a problem arises. We expect players to speak to coaches in these circumstances, not the parent. If the problem is not solved at that point, the player can contact the Club Director. Only after these two options are attempted, a parent may ask for a meeting involving the coach, player, parents, and Club Director.
With good cooperation from parents and players, we feel that the club will enjoy a great season!