BSHS Boys Basketball Expectations and Rules
1. Have passed five (5) subjects the previous semester (students not meeting requirements will be ineligible for participation in games). School comes before basketball. Take pride in high classroom achievement. If your grades fall below an 70% average in any class during the season you could lose practice time, playing time, receive game suspensions, or be expelled from the team.
2. Be in school the day of games and practices (Adhere to BSHS attendance and tardy policies). Players not in attendance the day before a game will sit at least a half of the upcoming game. Two or more days missed will result in missing the entire game, unless otherwise noted by a coach.
3. Maintain conditioning (Adhere to BSHS smoking, tobacco, drug, and alcohol policies). Players should eat healthy and get plenty of sleep. Remember that you have many teammates who depend on you to be at your best at all times. Players caught using or possessing cigarettes, tobacco, drugs, or alcohol will be suspended for 2 games. A 2nd violation will result in termination from the team.
4. Attend all practices and games and be on time unless excused by the coach.
1st unexcused absence - 1 hour private practice with a coach
2nd " " - 1 game suspension and 1 hour practice
3rd " " - long term suspension and 1 hour practice
4th " " - permanent suspension
Stairs and/or sprints will be assigned for tardiness to practice. Injuries do not dismiss players from practice. If a coach approves treatment, then you may miss for the treatment time.
If a player misses a practice for an excused reason, they will still be missing important practice time and playing time for the next game could be decreased. If you are too sick or hurt to practice, you will (in most cases) be too sick or hurt to play in the next game. In extreme cases, there are possible exceptions.
5. Be respectful to all coaches, teachers, managers, officials, players, and fans. Address coaches as Coach and teachers as Mr. Mrs. or Miss.
6. Put team success ahead of personal goals and preferences.
7. Be responsible for returning equipment. Players will be expected to pay for anything that they check out but fail to check in at the end of the season.
8. Not display negative feelings on the floor. No profanity or signs of disgust at an official's call. No negative emotions at any time. Players will be expected to maintain positive relationships with teammates, coaches, students, and teachers. Players will be expected to set positive examples in and out of school.
9. Pay attention when a coach is talking. Listen to the coaches even if they are not talking directly to you. Players are expected to learn from their own mistakes and the mistakes made by teammates.
10. Pick up trash, towels, water bottles, and other equipment after every practice and game.
11. Be focused on the team, not the stands. Any player that is not doing what the coach wants, and instead listening to people in the stands will be faced with discipline following the practice or game.
12. Set positive examples throughout the season on the court as well as in and out of school.
13. Wear shorts above the hips at all times. Make sure practice shorts have a draw string that you can keep tight enough that your shorts do not fall down when you run the floor.
14. Play hard all of the time. Players must be willing to play defense, block out, take charges, and dive on the floor for loose balls. NEVER quit.
15. Help keep stats, carry equipment, wet mop, and film. We are all here to help each other achieve common team goals.
16. Practice at a level that will prepare the team to be successful in game situations. This means that everyone will be expected to practice with the same enthusiasm, intensity, and hard work that it will take to win games.
17. Win as a team and lose as a team. The team concept is extremely important for maximum success.
18. Play with winning character. Winning character is honesty, loyalty, respect, unselfishness, and class.
* Penalties for breaking team policy or school policy will be determined by the coaching staff and if necessary the school administration. Penalties could include, but not limited to: 1) extra conditioning, 2) decreased playing time 3) team suspension and/or 4) team expulsion.