- HAVE A POSITIVE INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROGRAM - In games, certain positive involvement is a must. There is no substitute for enthusiasm. Our parents are the best at generating it. At no point, however, should technical instruction be shouted out to players. ANY negative comments made to players or other parents inject doubt and lack of confidence into the interpersonal system. Not what we want; certainly not what we need.
- UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD A COACH OR DIRECTOR BE APPROACHED AT AN EVENT OR PRACTICE ABOUT A GREVIANCE - Please make an appointment. Players whose parents approach a coach or director at an event or practice may be expelled from the program at the discretion of the director.
- COACHES WILL USE THE FOLLOWING DISCIPLINARY STEPTS WHEN RULES ARE BROKEN:
- Step One: Verbal Warning - Given by coach to player.
- Step Two: Written Warning - Written by the coach with a copy sent to the director.
- Step Three: Suspension - Lasting for a set period of time as determined by the coach and director.
- Step Four: Expulsion
- KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH GRIEVANCES - When a player has a grievance with a coach, parents need to take steps to remedy the situation positively.
- Step One: Express understanding about your daughter's feelings and criticisms without putting down the coach, which can only lead to doubts and lack of confidence.
- Step Two: Help your daughter develop a clear understanding of the circumstances that gave rise to the grievance by having her set up a conference with the coach. Help prepare her for the meeting so that she might obtain optimum results.
- Step Three: Parents should meet in a timely manner with the coach in a setting where there are no distractions. Parents need to seek the coach's advice as to how they can support the coach's effort to train their daughter. If, and only if, after these steps have been exhausted and you are still not satisfied with all of the answers, you may wish to contact one of the BC technical directors. We do not include this in the steps for dealing with grievances because thought it clears up the symptom, the real problem still remains. Remember: view the situation as mentors attempting to arrive at a strategy for working with the player. Know that the coach's primary responsibility is to the TEAM and what is best for the TEAM. We sincerely wish that every girl in the program could play every minute of every match. We all know this is not possible, especially if you trust our decisions and the TEAM is to succeed!!!!
- The athlete is expected to work her hardest in every task. We ask that athletes give us their very best effort.
- The athlete must be coachable and willing to change technical skills and to display a positive attitude toward practice, teammates, and coaches.
- The athlete must not wear jewelry (including earrings) during practice.
The athlete must have clean court shoes.
- The athlete must have hair pulled back out of the face.
- The athlete must be at practice on time.
Practices will be finished no later than 10:00pm
- BC recognizes the value of middle and high school athletics. Players should consult with the coach to determine what is considered an excused absense from practice.
- An athlete delinquent in paying dues will not be allowed to practice or compete. They will, however, be required to attend scheduled team practices to observe.
- The athlete must arrive for practice early enough to put on their gear, set up nets, and perform any other pre-practice duties before scheduled practice time.
- The athlete must help to maintain the facility they are using. We expect each athlete to pick up trash, to clean the area, and to not abuse the facility. Remember: BC practice facility use is a privilege we risk losing if the facilities are misused.
- The athlete will not leave practice until all duties have been performed and their coach has released them.
- The athlete MUST wear BC-issued apparel when representing BC.
Consequences - Any negative attitude or behaving by players or parents will warrant immediate removal from the gym, and could result in reduced playing time for players.
- The athlete must display BC and personal PRIDE at all times. Be courteous to officials, opponents, and coaches.
- The athlete must not wear jewelry.
A short team meeting will be held after each match.
- The athlete must wear game uniforms to the first of the morning matches of a tournament.
The athlete must be on time to games.
- It is recommended that players stay and support other BC teams whenever possible.
All BC players and managers will shag for each other during hitting warm up whenever possible.
The athlete MUST wear BC-issued apparel when representing BC