The information contained in this handbook outlines the expectations and responsibilities of the players, parents, coaches and staff of the Jaguars.
The Jaguars recognize that basketball is only one facet of a young person’s life. Our mission is to be a memorable part of their journey by providing a healthy and safe environment where confidence in their athletic abilities can soar; they can hone their basketball skills, while enjoying the camaraderie of their fellow teammates and coaches and the thrill of playing a competitive game of basketball. As an organization we do not emphasize basketball as the number one priority over other areas of our young athletes’ lives. Our commitment is to complete personal growth of our players.
The coaching staff of the Jaguars is committed to carry out the following responsibilities:
The Jaguars official web site is used to better communicate information such as practice and tournament schedules to the team and parents. It is each player’s responsibility to check regularly for updates. The web address for the site is www.jagsbball.com. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coaches for the Jaguars are exclusively volunteers that are doing the best job they can in providing an educational, healthy, safe and fun time for our players. Even with those intentions in mind it is inevitable that there will be conflicts between coaches, parents and players. We urge everyone to address these issues in a positive manner, keeping in mind that we do what we do for the boys and girls. It isn’t about the parent, it isn’t about the coach and it isn’t even about the Jaguars, it is about the players. When an issue or problem arises please follow the following guidelines:
The fees paid for participation in the Jaguars AAU Boys and Girls Basketball organization are non-refundable once a player has been selected for a team.
AAU Basketball is a highly competitive athletic endeavor. Amount of playing time is up to the discretion of the individual head coaches. We understand that AAU is not without cost and, as an organization, we feel that anyone who was good enough to make one of our teams is deserving of playing time in each and every contest so long as they have met practice requirements. However, you should not expect playing time to be evenly distributed, especially as the teams mature. Expectation is that the least skilled players on any team could play as little as 25% of the available minutes over the course of the season. If either parents or daughter have an issue with this possibility then AAU may not be for you.
The following represent the expectations of the board and coaching staff regarding player responsibilities. Remember, you not only represent yourself, but the entire Jaguars organization. This is a tremendous responsibility. The coaching staff and board volunteer their time and we trust you will exhibit a sense of pride and respect both on and off the court.
Players are expected to demonstrate respect to the coaching staff, officials, opponents, spectators, the board and especially their own teammates. The coaching staff places respect, attitude and character as top priorities of sportsmanship in our athletes.
The Jaguars is an all-volunteer organization. A non-refundable player fee provides the majority of the funding. This fee will cover expenses related to uniforms, AAU registration, tournaments and gym fees.
The Jaguars is a non-profit organization. Contributions are currently being accepted and are tax deductible. If you or the company that you work for is interested in supporting the Jaguars, please contact a board member for information or visit our website www.jagsbball.com.
The parent/guardian is responsible for: