Contract for Basketball Players and Parents
I, ________________________(name), want to play basketball for Mass Elite. In exchange for the privilege of being on the team, I promise to do the following:
ACADEMICS WILL BE FIRST
Your grades and class work come before basketball. Do your homework when you should. Directly after school is best. Failing grades will result in player ineligibility.
ATTENDANCE. BE ON TIME FOR ALL PRACTICES AND GAMES
We are aware that there may be circumstances that arise that cause you to miss a practice; e.g. vacation, illness, etc. When this occurs, the player or parent/guardian will inform their coach in advance when possible.
Our goal is to field a team of players that consistently demand more of themselves, than is demanded by the coaches. Be coachable, hustle, display mental toughness, and be focus on the game.
WE WILL WORK HARDER THAN ANY OTHER TEAM
We will strive to develop good habits by practicing with good form and appropriate efforts. These efforts will determine our success during competitive play.
RESPECT COACHES, TEAMMATES, OPPONENTS AND REFEREES
Behavior that reflects negativity on players, coaches and referees will not be tolerated, e.g. lack of control or profanity.
ADJUSTMENTS AND SACRIFICES are necessary to achieve team and individual success.
EXTRAORDINARY COMMITMENT on the part of players, their families, and the coaches is important. In return, we have an opportunity to create a positive experience that will affect our lives forever.
APPEARANCE should be neat and well groomed. Clothing should fit and be wrinkle free.
APPLY GOOD HEALTHY HABITS. This includes 8 ½ hours of sleep when possible. Eating breakfast, eating healthy foods, abstaining from alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco
As a parent/guardian of the above named player, I promise to do the following:
Influence my child to abide by the contract he/she has signed. Discuss any issues regarding poor academics, bad attitude with the coach as soon as possible. Be an example of good sportsmanship at games by making only positive comments about the players, keeping criticism of the officiating to a minimum volume and frequency, and treating the fans of our opponents with respect. Transportation of my child to and from games and practices will be my responsibility, not the coaches or other parents.
I understand that if I play on this team, I will agree to abide by these expectations described on this sheet.
My child has informed me of the required expectations during the basketball season. I will ensure that these expectations are realized.