The Athlete promises to give 100% this season to the coaches, teammates
and parents/guardians that made it possible to participate. The Athlete promises to bring a positive attitude to
each practice, scrimmage or game. The Athlete understands that AAU basketball is a commitment and
players are expected to honor the commitment by attending all practices and games. The Athlete realizes
that it is a privilege to play basketball at this level and will not abuse this by taking it for
granted. The Athlete understands that violation of these rules as laid out on the Player Code of Conduct
page can result in lack of playing time.
** If for some reason a player is unable to attend a practice or game, we expect the player or
parent to notify the coaches at least a day before the practice or game.
Code of Conduct
In practice and at games, we are a TEAM and we will work hard together, play hard
together and support each other.
During practices – if any coach is talking, balls go down on the floor and eyes go up to
the coach. Anyone who can’t follow the rules, the entire team will run or do push ups.
We are a team and we will win as a team and we will lose as a team. We need to
COMMUNICATE, both during practice and during games.
Listen to the coaches and trust their decisions. Please do not talk back or be
disrespectful in any way, be that verbally or through negative body language. The
coaches are here to help you succeed and get better.
Do not complain about playing time. Instead, Athlete will work harder to earn it.
Bring 100% effort to every practice and game. By not doing this, the Athlete is not only
letting their coaches and teammates down, but also themselves
Care about teammates. Do not develop/participate in cliques. If anyone falls
down, teammate or opponent, check on them and help them up.
Do not worry about how many points you score or any other statistical categories.
Instead, concentrate on how the team performs.
Bring an open mind to practice every day. Understand that the more you learn, the
better you will become.
Be on time to practices and games. Realize that it’s important to be early.
Contact coaches if you feel you may be late.
Failure to make the practice directly preceding a game/tournament will have a direct
impact on playing time for the next game (ie – you will not start the next game and may
sit the entire 1 st half of said game)
Pick up teammates, do not put them down. Understand the importance of being
a great teammate.
The Parent/Guardian will fully support the coach and coaching staff this
throughout the Season. The parent/guardian understands that he/she will not coach
from the sidelines, question the coach’s decisions, complain about playing time, or display any
other negative actions that could affect the development of not only their child but the rest of
the team. The parent/guardian is fully aware that he/she represents the entire GymRatz organization as does their child. He/she will be
respectful during games and let the coaches handle the referees and any on court situations.
The parent/guardian gives the coach their full support to run the team the way he/she
sees fit. The parent/guardian will follow the chain of command with any problem that may occur and respect the
24hr rule (ie – if you have a problem with a decision the coaches have made or your child’s
playing time, you will wait 24hrs before contacting the coach(es). The parent/guardian will abide by these rules
and make sure that their child abides by the players contract and code of conduct. The parent/guardian is aware
that lack of participation in practice can affect their child’s playing time. The parent/guardian fully understands that
any and all payment is non-refundable and breach of this contract could result in their child being removed from
** If for some reason a player is unable to attend a practice or game, we expect the player and/or
parent to notify the coaches at least a day before the practice or game