PRACTICE REQUESTS: Only the Head Coach can request the day and time for practices. I understand your Athlete has other commitments, so you may still ask for a certain day but it is not guaranteed to be granted.
GAMES: Fridays – 4pm game times are set for the 1st Grade Division. 4pm – 5pm and 6pm will be for the 2nd graders. Other higher grades will have 5pm – 6pm – 7pm – 8pm start times.
PAIRINGS: Only the Head Coach and the Assistant Coach own children are locked in as a pairing. Other requests are not guaranteed, especially for the older divisions.
SAYBL does not allow groups of 3 or more.
Recreational League Goals
Our objectives are to develop and offer the players the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills while instilling life lessons and values such as character, respect, accountability, teamwork and sportsmanship to all who will participate in the Sports Academy Spring Youth League. Applying the discipline of sports, all participants shall endeavor to teach sportsmanship in a team environment, physical fitness through individual effort, and wholesome well-being through physical activity and social association with other youths under proper adult leadership. The objective will be achieved by providing a competitive, supervised youth basketball rec league.
SPORTS PERFORMANCE – League Teams (6U-16U) Description
ALL CURRENT LEAGUE MEMBERS can participate for free at their assigned times.
Human development from birth to adulthood is a continuous process that requires key physical, mental, emotional, and cognitive stages. Children of ages from 6-16 should focus on refining general fundamental movement skills. An area of importance is speed training which includes activities such as acceleration and deceleration mechanics, rapid changes of direction, cutting drills, & agility that contributes to the Long-Term Athletic Development model. Bodyweight strength training is another essential area where athletes will learn to control their bodies/limbs during sports activities in skills such as planks, push-ups, and squats to lay the foundation for progressive strength training methods throughout human development.
PARENTS’ CODE OF CONDUCT • Understand and endorse the purpose of our program: to help girls become woman and boys become men of empathy and integrity who will lead, be responsible, and change the world for good. • Support the coaches by applauding behavior in your child and his teammates that demonstrates characteristics of integrity, empathy, sacrifice, and responsibility. • Acknowledge and appreciate players’ growth toward maturity and their effort toward establishing stronger relationships with teammates, coaches, and themselves. • Affirm your son/daughter and his/her teammates when good character, healthy sportsmanship, and other centered behavior are displayed. Do not affirm only his/her athletic performance or a victory. • Serve as role models for our players, talking politely and acting courteously toward coaches, officials, other parents, visiting team parents, and spectators at practices, games and meetings. • Model good sportsmanship. Acknowledge and applaud the efforts of team members and opponents. Accept defeat graciously by congratulating the members of the opposing team on a game well played. Support the team regardless of how much or how little your son/daughter plays or what the win-loss record is. • Encourage your child and his/her teammates with positive statements, even when they make mistakes. At every practice they are growing physically and emotionally. At every practice they are learning moral and ethical lessons. At every practice they are developing character. • Because I am a parent with the power and platform to make a positive difference in the life of every player, I commit to this code of conduct. When failing to live up to these standards, I will allow for accountability and take responsibly for my actions.
PLAYERS’ CODE OF CONDUCT • I accept responsibility for my behavior on an off the court. I understand that what I do and say affects my teammates, and other people either positively or negatively. • I act with respect toward myself and the people and things around me, including my parents, my coaches, my teammates, my teachers, my opponents, and the spectators. • I do not put people in boxes according to their race, sex, religion, neighborhood, sexual orientation, or abilities. I judge people by the content of their character. • I serve as a role model at all times by talking politely and acting courteously toward coaches, teammates, opponents, officials, and spectators. I understand that it is a privilege to represent my family, school, and community as a student-athlete. • I give 100 percent effort to practices, games, and events. I understand that that effort demonstrates my commitment to the team and my respect for my coaches and teammates. • I display good sportsmanship. I acknowledge and applaud the efforts of others. I encourage my teammates with positive statements. I refrain from boasting to my teammates and “trash talking” to members of other teams. I accept defeat graciously by congratulating my opponents on a game well played. • Because I represent my family, school, and team, I abide by the policies, rules, and guidelines of the league, team, and coaches.