Oregon Basketball Club Policies & Procedures

Updated: July 1, 2021

This post outlines OBC policies and procedures that administrative and coaching staff will operate by and act in accordance with. It is intended as a reference for players, parents, and coaches throughout the year. Please read it carefully and in its entirety as players will be required to participate with knowledge of and adherence to the policies while parents will be required to sign associated consent forms when registering their athlete.

Table of Contents

1.0 Club Overview

1.1 Introduction and Welcome

1.2 Mission, Vision, Values

1.3 Coaches

1.4 Locations

1.5 Methods of Communication

2.0 Club Philosophy

2.1 We Do Not Chase Players

2.2 We Are Not Recreational

2.3 Coaching

2.4 Winning vs. Success

3.0 Registration & Membership Processes

3.1 Team Divisions

3.2 Evaluations

3.2.1 Overview

3.2.2 Registration Process

3.2.3 Evaluation Process

3.2.4 Parent Expectations

3.3 Team Selection

3.3.1 Notification Process

3.3.2 Acceptance

4.0 Financial Investment

4.1 Description of Investment

4.2 Method of Investment

4.2.1 Investment Plan/Installments

4.3 Financial Aid

4.4 Sibling Discount

4.5 Late Policy

4.6 Refund Policy

4.6.1 Injury Refund Policy

4.7 Additional Dues

4.7.1 Team Gear Required

4.7.2 Tournament Admission

4.7.3 Hotels

5.0 Practice and Tournament Expectations

5.1 Elementary School (Grades 2-5)

5.1.1 Spring/Summer Season Team Practices

5.1.2 Spring/Summer Season Tournaments

5.1.3 Summer Camps

5.1.4 Fall/Winter Season Skill Workouts

5.1.5 Fall/Winter Season Leagues

5.1.6 Holiday Camps

5.2 Middle School (Grades 6-8)

5.2.1 Spring/Summer Season Team Practices

5.2.2 Spring/Summer Season Tournaments

5.2.3 Summer Camps

5.2.4 Fall/Winter Season Skill Workouts

5.2.5 Fall/Winter Season Leagues

5.2.6 Holiday Camps

5.3 High School (Grades 9-12)

5.3.1 Spring/Summer Season Team Practices

5.3.2 Spring/Summer Season Tournaments

5.3.2.1 “Showcase” Events (Spring/Summer Season ONLY)

5.3.3 Summer Showcase Camp

5.3.4 Fall/Winter Season Skill Workouts

5.3.5 Fall/Winter Season “Mini-Camp”

5.3.6 Fall Showcase Camp

5.4 Additional Competition Team Policies

5.4.1 Eligibility Paperwork

5.4.2 Travel Costs

6.0 Parent Expectations

6.1 Overall Commitment

6.2 Parent Code of Conduct

6.3 Communication with Coaches and Directors

7.0 Player Expectations

7.1 Overall Commitment

7.2 Player Code of Conduct

7.3 Technical Fouls/Ejections

7.4 Communication with Coaches

8.0 Three-Strike Violation Policy

8.1 First Offense – Verbal/Written Warning

8.2 Second Offense – Parent Suspension

8.3 Third Offense – Family Expulsion

9.0 Risk Management

9.1 Insurance Policy

9.2 Release Liability

9.3 Safety Policies and Procedures

9.4 Emergency Procedure

9.5 Grounds for Season or Club Membership Termination

10.0 Parent/Player Acknowledgment

1.0 Club Overview

1.1 Introduction and Welcome

Thank you for considering Oregon Basketball Club (OBC) as you seek a healthy environment to prepare your athlete with life lessons unique to competition and team sport. We recognize there are many youth programs and organizations for your family to choose from. We trust our experience can prove a useful guide to your navigating the world of youth basketball.

This post outlines OBC policies and procedures that administrative and coaching staff will operate by and act in accordance with. It is intended as a reference for players, parents, and coaches throughout the year. Please read it carefully and in its entirety as players will be required to participate with knowledge of and adherence to the policies while parents will be required to sign associated consent forms when registering their athlete.

1.2 Mission, Vision, Values

We want to be an asset to our community. We believe our passion and gifts best combine to teach children the game of basketball and life lessons associated with it. We believe that if children are taught to Learn, Love and Work Hard they will contribute to and become the community we want to live in. To this end, we partner with the student athlete, their parents, and their school coaches to maximize their potential and equip them to navigate their path to placement.

Maximizing a student athlete’s potential includes instilling fundamental skills required to advance from one level of play to the next. OBC athletes are regularly evaluated and provided feedback on areas for development and how to capitalize on their strengths. It includes leveraging the game of basketball for crucible moments and as an analog to life where time is taken to discuss life events and share life lessons.

Navigating path to placement involves projecting and connecting the athlete to the highest level of competition they are capable of contributing to, be that high school varsity, collegiately or professionally. Our coaching staff employ their network of coaching contacts at all levels to advocate for and promote the athlete with the goal of obtaining scholarships for those qualified.

Our values are represented in our W.O.R.K. acronym of life lessons that we impart to our players in practices and games. We believe these values will grow the players love for the game to the extent they pursue a relationship with basketball once their playing days are through as a coach, a referee, or a knowledgeable fan.

1.3 Coaches

Shawn Malloy
Shawn grew up in Raeford, NC, where he attended Hoke County High School. Shawn attended Chipola Junior College earning honorable mention All-American and leading them to a state title before transferring to University of New Orleans. In 2006 he began his professional career in Mexico and played professionally in Mexico, winning MVP and participated in the NBA 2K11 video game. Shawn later played in Argentina, Venezuela, and Lebanon before making his final stop in 2013 in Japan, leading his team to a championship. After retiring in 2014 Shawn began coaching youth and high school basketball while working for Nike.

JS Nash
JS was a three-time all-state selection in California, and scored over 2,000 points at Rancho Verde High School, including 936 points in a single season. He was Riverside County player of the year, 1st team all CIF, and two-time Sunbelt League MVP. JS played at Oregon State University from 2001-2005 earning the Lew Beck Award for top newcomer, the Paul Valenti Award for greatest desire and determination, and the Ed Lewis Award for leadership. In 2005, JS began his professional career in Estonia then played in Belgium and Holland where he was a multiple All League selection, All Star, Player of the Year and Team Captain. For the last 8 years, JS has coached and trained many local athletes now playing college basketball from JUCO to D1 levels. He is the Director of Basketball Operations and Head Boys Basketball Coach at Life Christian School.

Tim Quinlan
Tim is a leader in high tech and former military officer with 16 years coaching experience at all grade levels of boys and girls basketball with YMCA, Junior Metro League, AAU, and High School teams. With two sons currently playing college basketball and his daughter presently being recruited, he understands the college recruiting process, AAU circuit and prep school process. His record of progressing players from youth level to collegiate basketball demonstrates his long view of development and commitment to your athlete.

Donald Wilson

Donald was two-time first-team All-Los Angeles at Dorsey High School scoring over 2,000 points while making the honor roll as student body president. He played collegiately at University of Portland finishing 12th in career scoring, top ten in free throws made and steals, and was featured on SportsCenter for an overtime tip-in at the buzzer defeating Saint Mary’s. Donald played professionally from 2006 to 2012 in top leagues in Spain, Holland and Hungary. He began his coaching career with the Centennial Basketball Program in Washington.

1.4 Locations

Our teams practice in various school and rec center gyms throughout the metro area.

1.5 Methods of Communication

OBC team apps and communication channels (TeamSnap, email, text groups, WhatsApp, etc.) are not to be used by members for soliciting of any kind.

TeamSnap App: https://www.teamsnap.com/mobile
Email: support@obc.work
Phone: 971.407.5510
Website: www.obc.work
Instagram: www.instagram.com/oregonbasketballclub
Twitter: @obc_work
Facebook: www.facebook.com/oregonbasketballclub

2.0 Club Philosophy

2.1 We Do Not Chase Players

OBC does not chase players. We’ve witnessed the missed expectations that follow young players moving from program to program or school to school because they choose not to accept the truth – that they have a hole in their game or in their character that’s not going to be filled by changing scenery. We’re not looking for a “come up” or to recruit the “best” players to win at all costs. We do not travel for the sake of ego. We travel when necessary for recruiting purposes for our high school teams or as a prep or development experience for our middle school teams.

2.2 We Are Not Recreational

OBC is not a recreational, equal-play, trophy-for-all-participants club that does not care about winning and losing. Our teams compete and play to win. Teams are limited in size and all players will get an opportunity to play in games, but players determine their playing time based on their performance in practice. With that in mind, the coach will allocate minutes in games that give the team the best chance to compete and individuals to develop.

2.3 Coaching

Hiring high quality coaches to teach the game is our priority. We have been taught and influenced by some of the best college and professional coaches and want to pass along that knowledge to OBC players. All coaches are screened and certified. OBC requires that our coaches be experienced, knowledgeable, positive yet demanding, passionate, thoughtful, prepared, able to communicate, and most of all willing and able to teach.

2.4 Winning vs. Success

“While society often perceives winning as the most prized outcome of sport, a single focus on winning by the coach can subordinate every other worthy outcome of an athlete’s participation in sports. There is nothing wrong with wanting to win, and our club prepares, trains, and expects to win. Given the choice, all teams would choose to win, but not at all costs. There is a difference between being focused and being obsessed. The means of developing a team is more important than the win-loss record. Winning is not the only important outcome for us.

We teach that the opportunity for success is available to everyone. Focusing on such traits as commitment, hard work and determination, rather than solely on the competition outcome promotes player growth. Each player performs a unique team role equally critical to overall team success. Focusing on the process and things players actually have control over, rather than the outcome (score), nurtures the player and ultimately leads to winning.” –Lake Norman Volleyball Club Policies and Procedures Handbook

To OBC, success is our players learning and exercising the values in our acronym W.O.R.K., which we constantly seek to emphasize in practices and games, and we trust will continue to benefit players long after their basketball careers are over.

Work ethic – It’s worth being redundant here, we believe hard work beats talent and we enjoy working with athletes committed to the process of improving rather than short-term outcomes. Developing a work ethic means enjoying practice as much or more than games. It means loving the game for the game, not for what it brings or what society adds to it.

Ownership – Owning the outcome and accepting responsibility for one’s actions is the sign of personal maturity. The ability to overcome obstacles and not give up when a challenge presents itself is an extremely difficult trait to master. In youth basketball, obstacles arise in different forms such as a turnover or missed shot, losing, bad refs, lack of playing time, etc. We teach players to own the things they can control, such as attitude and effort, rather than those things out of their control.

Respect – Respect your parents, the game, your opponent, the officials, your coaches and your teammates. Learning to compete and work/fight for what you want, instead of expecting it to be given is a major challenge facing youth today. Our players must be tough and aggressive in order to earn playing time and win games.

Keep perspective – Basketball is a GAME. It is meant to fun. Often times competitive youth basketball can suck the fun out of the game whether due to pressure, parents, coaches, etc. Our goal is to make sure the game remains fun. This is not to say that there won’t be some difficult times, but overall, playing youth basketball should be fun. Learning to compete and discovering that the world is a tough place, but you are tougher, is rewarding and fun!

3.0 Registration & Membership Processes

OBC is open to beginners for skill development and intermediate or advanced level players who wish to play. Teams are separated by gender, age/grade rules, location, and skill level to create the best possible experience for our players. Please note that team formation is affected by evaluation numbers, player skill, gym availability, and coaching talent. OBC reserves the right to modify its team offerings at any time.

3.1 Team Divisions

OBC expects to field teams at each grade for boys and girls grades 2-12. If there are enough players at evaluations to create multiple teams in a single grade and location, the teams will generally be formed according to skill level. We believe this gives players of differing skill levels the opportunity to maximize their practicing and playing time, and ultimately, their improvement.

3.2 Evaluations

Evaluations for teams are held year round. If a player makes and accepts the spot on the team, they are committing to registering for that season.

3.2.1 Overview

Evaluation information will be posted to our website by February 15th. The evaluations will consist of two sessions per grade, and location.

Attendance at one evaluation session is required to be eligible for selection but we recommend players attend both if possible. OBC will run a fast-paced series of drills and scrimmaging in order to maximize the opportunity for players to display their skills.

3.2.2 Registration Process

Registration for evaluations is available at www.obc.work/registration

3.2.3 Evaluation Process

Due to capacity constraints, all evaluations are closed to spectators. Evaluations begin with a brief introduction and explanation followed by warm-ups. Players then participate in various drills and scrimmaging. OBC evaluates players on many skills throughout the process including fundamentals such as shooting and ball handling as well as intangibles such as effort, IQ, attitude, etc.

3.2.4 Parent Expectations

Parents are entirely responsible for ensuring their child is properly registered and outfitted for evaluations. Failure to do so may hamper your athlete’s ability to make a team. If parents have any questions regarding the coaching staff, practice/tournament schedule, player fees, or OBC in general, please send an email prior to evaluations. Again, ALL evaluations are closed to spectators. Please arrange transportation accordingly.

3.3 Team Selection

3.3.1 Notification Process
OBC will email all participants within 48 hours of the final evaluation session. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam or junk folder.

If you do not receive the notification email, please contact support@obc.work. The notification will provide details about the team, including selected roster, coach, practice time/location, etc.

Selected players will be given 24 hours to confirm or decline their roster spot, however it is our expectation that if a player does make a team, they be ready to accept their spot immediately. If OBC does not receive an email response from a selected player within the 24-hour period, we will attempt to reach that player by phone. However, if OBC still cannot reach that player within a reasonable time, that player’s spot will be forfeited and given to an alternate.

It will be stressed to players and parents at evaluations that OBC will communicate the roster to them via the email address they used to register and that they should check the email during the 48 hours after the final evaluation session.

3.3.2 Acceptance
It is OBC’s expectation that all players at evaluations will accept their roster spot on any team should one be offered to them. If at any time during the evaluation period, a player does not wish to be considered for a team, please inform OBC staff immediately.

Once all players have accepted their roster spot, a more detailed email will be sent with all team information, such as registration instructions, team gear, etc.

Players/parents will then be given 72 hours to register for the season or purchase their annual membership as well as their team gear from the web-store. Failure to do any of the above may result in the forfeiture of that player’s spot on the team.

Once parents of players register for the season or purchase the annual membership, a player’s acceptance is final and they are responsible for payment of the registration or annual membership regardless of whether they choose to pay in installments or in full.

There will be NO refunds or stop payments allowed for any reason, except those situations explained in our injury policy (see section 4.3.1).

4.0 Financial Investment

4.1 Description of Investment

OBC recognizes that competitive basketball is an investment in your athlete’s development, on and off the court. Each year, OBC players become better basketball players and people, and many of our graduates go on to play at the collegiate level. We are deeply committed to what we do so no decision, including player dues, is made without much consideration. Need-based financial aid and a sibling discount is available to those who qualify (see section 4.3 and 4.4 below).

4.2 Method of Investment

Parents are responsible for the full season registration or membership dues. This must be set up within 72 hours of a player’s acceptance of their spot on a team. All registration and membership investments are made through our secure online TeamSnap platform. Cash and check are not accepted. If the player does not have gear from a previous season or if that gear is severely worn or dirty in appearance, the gear will also need to be purchased upfront through the web-store.

4.2.1 Investment Plan/Installments
Annual membership is a rolling 12 month membership and includes Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter registration fees, plus approximately 7, 3-day camps (typical camp registration is $150 for approximate total of $1,050) throughout the year, see calendar for dates and times.

For annual memberships, parents may choose to have the amount divided into 11 installments for autopay each month. Please note, these monthly installments do not reflect the amount of basketball activities for each month, but are rather a lower, consistent investment option averaged out monthly for the convenience of our parents. Payment plans are available per season registration as well.

For 2nd-3rd grade, individual season registration costs are projected as Spring & Summer $425, Fall $550, Winter $425 for a total of $1,025 and do not include camps. The annual membership cost is $825 and includes approximately $1,050 of seasonal camps.

For 4th-5th grade, individual season registration costs are projected as Spring & Summer $650, Fall $425, Winter $950 for a total of $2,025 and do not include camps. The annual membership is $1,650 and includes multiple seasonal camps.

For 6th-8th grade, individual season registration costs are projected as Spring & Summer $1,100, Fall $425, Winter $1,100 for a total of $2,625 and do not include camps. The annual membership is $2,090 and includes multiple seasonal camps.

For 9th-12th grade, individual season registration costs are projected as Spring & Summer $3,000, Fall $425, Winter $425 for a total of $3,850 and do not include camps. The annual membership is $3,080 and includes multiple seasonal camps.

4.3 Financial Aid

OBC wants to support families in need and has a limited amount of aid available. OBC bases financial aid model off the public school reduced-price/free lunch program.

To apply, players must send a copy of their official school lunch letter to support@obc.work showing they qualify for the reduced-price or free lunch program.

4.4 Sibling Discount

For those families with multiple children playing, OBC has set up a 10% sibling discount to reduce the cost of each child after the first. Notify support@obc.work once all registrations are complete and the refund will be initiated within 2 business days.

4.5 Late Policy

Accounts are considered late one week after the installment is due and will be charged an additional $25 late fee for each week past due. Players with an outstanding balance will not be allowed to practice or compete until paid in full.

4.6 Refund Policy

OBC has a strict no refund policy. Why? We make a large investment into our coaches, teams, and players upfront, and we budget and pre-pay for many of our team expenses before team activities begin.

4.6.1 Injury Refund Policy

If a player gets injured and is expected to be out 6 weeks or longer, said player can provide OBC with a doctor’s note, and OBC will put a stop payment on any future installments until that player is healthy and able to return. Refunds for past installments will not be given.

4.7 Additional Dues

4.7.1 Team Gear Required

All players are responsible for purchasing the required team gear from the web-store that will be open after teams are determined. The team gear includes a uniform, OBC t-shirt of any kind and backpack.

4.7.2 Tournament Admission

Most tournaments require spectators to pay a daily or weekend admission gate fee, which varies from tournament to tournament and is the responsibility of the spectator to pay.

4.7.3 Hotels

Some teams may play out of town tournaments in which case players must pay travel costs. See section 5.4.2 for more information.

5.0 Practice & Tournament Expectations

5.1 Elementary School (Grades 2-5)

5.1.1 Spring/Summer Season Team Practices
Elementary school teams will practice for 2 hours per week, either one 2-hour practice or two 1-hour practices. Practices will be between 4-8pm at a local gym Monday-Thursday and repeat same day, time, and location each week. Practice for 2nd and 3rd grade will begin the second week of March and go through the last full week of June. Practice for 4th and 5th grade will begin the second week of March and go through the last full week of July.

5.1.2 Spring/Summer Season Tournaments
2nd and 3rd grade teams will not play tournaments in the Spring/Summer and will practice only. If warranted, OBC may select some 3rd grade players to participate in ad hoc tournament or league games and participants selected will be invoiced additional cost for tournament fees if they accept. 4th and 5th grade teams will play in a minimum of 3 tournaments and about 4 weeks of league play for the Spring/Summer season. Tournaments may be sanctioned (AAU, NTBA, USBA, etc.) or non-sanctioned and typically take place Friday evening through Sunday afternoons, although sometimes are one-day, Saturday-only events. The first tournament will take place mid/end of March and the last tournament will be in July. During this season, OBC may combine players from all teams to create a travel team for the 5th grade to represent all of OBC. This team will play mostly local tournaments, but may travel out of town for some tournaments. Please see section 5.4.2 for travel costs.

5.1.3 Summer Camps
While the practice/tournament season finishes at the end of July, OBC annual membership includes one summer camp. Players can choose from one of our normal week-long camps or one of our more advanced one-day competitive camps.

5.1.4 Fall/Winter Season Skill Workouts
There will only be a few team practices for the Fall/Winter season. Instead, OBC will run optional skill workouts every week in which players can choose to attend as many or as few as they wish. All workouts will be between 4-8pm at a local gym Monday-Thursday and between 1-6pm on some Sundays and repeat same day, time, and location each week. Workouts will begin the week of Labor Day in September and go through the last full week before the final weekend of league play in January with time off for holidays.

5.1.5 Fall/Winter Season Leagues
4th and 5th grade teams will play in a Fall and Winter league. Teams will play 2 games approximately, every other Sunday afternoon, not including Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, with a possible league playoff tournament on the final weekend of both the Fall and Winter. 2nd and 3rd grade will play Bitty Ballers schedule in Fall and Winter approximately every other Saturday with modified rules and lowered hoops to maximize player development and knowledge of the rules of basketball.

5.1.6 Holiday Camps
There will be 2 holiday camps/clinics of your choice included for those with OBC annual membership. A coupon code will be given to use for camp/clinic registration.

5.2 Middle School (Grades 6-8)

5.2.1 Spring/Summer Season Team Practices
Middle school teams will practice for 3 hours per week, two 1.5-hour practices. Practices will be between 4-8pm at a local gym Monday-Thursday and repeat same day, time, and location each week. Practice will begin the second week of March and go through the last full week of July.

5.2.2 Spring/Summer Season Tournaments
6th-8th grade teams will play in a minimum of 3 tournaments and about 4 weeks of league play for the Spring/Summer season. Tournaments may be sanctioned (AAU, NTBA, USBA, etc.) or non-sanctioned and typically take place Friday evening through Sunday afternoons, although sometimes are only one-day Saturday-only events. The first tournament will take place mid/end of March and the last tournament will be in July.

During this season, OBC may combine players from all teams to create a travel team for the 6th grade, 7th grade and 8th grade to represent all of OBC. These teams will play mostly local tournaments, but may travel out of town for some tournaments. Please see section 5.4.2 for travel costs.

5.2.3 Summer Camps
While the practice/tournament season finishes at the end of July, OBC annual membership includes one summer camp. Players can choose from one of our normal week-long camps or one of our more advanced one-day competitive camps.

5.2.4 Fall/Winter Season Skill Workouts
There will only be a few team practices for the Fall/Winter season. Instead, OBC will run optional skill workouts every week in which players can choose to attend as many or as few as they wish.

All workouts will be between 4-8pm at a local gym Monday-Thursday and between 1-6pm on some Sundays and repeat same day, time, and location each week. Workouts will begin the week of Labor Day in September and go through the last full week before the final weekend of league play in January with time off for holidays.

5.2.5 Fall/Winter Season Leagues
6th-8th grade teams will play in a Fall and Winter league. Teams will play 2 games approximately, every other Sunday afternoon, not including Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, with a league playoff tournament on the final weekend of both the fall and winter.

5.2.6 Holiday Camps
There will be 2 holiday camps/clinics of your choice included for those with OBC annual membership. A coupon code will be given to use for camp/clinic registration.

5.3 High School (Grades 9-12)

5.3.1 Spring/Summer Season Team Practices
High school teams will practice for 3 hours per week, either one 2-hour practice or two 1.5-hour practices. Practices will be between 4-9pm at a local gym Monday-Thursday and repeat same day, time, and location each week. Practice will begin the second week of March and go through the last full week of July. Players will be off for the last 3 weeks in June in order to practice and play with their school summer teams.

5.3.2 Spring/Summer Season Tournaments
Teams will play in 1-3 tournaments per month for a total of 8-10 for the spring/summer season. The first tournament will take place mid/end of March and the last tournament will be in July. High school teams might play in local, regional, and national tournaments depending on the strength of the team.

5.3.2.1 “Showcase” Events (Spring/Summer Season ONLY)
Some OBC high school teams will play in “showcase” events, which means events geared towards helping players get recruited to play basketball in college. In these cases, players may be required to miss school. In such an event, advance notification will be provided so players can make the appropriate arrangements. Please note, travel costs (transportation & lodging) are not included in the club membership and are an added cost to the player.

5.3.3 Summer Showcase Camp
OBC will be hosting or partnering on a Showcase Camp at the end of July for our high school players. This camp will give players a chance to work on their skills while competing against other good players in front of college coaches.

5.3.4 Fall/Winter Season Skill Workouts
There will be NO team practice for the Fall/Winter season. Instead, OBC will run optional skill workouts every week in which players can choose to attend as many or as few as they wish. All workouts will be between 4-9pm at a local gym Monday-Thursday and between 1-6pm on some Sundays and repeat same day, time, and location each week. Workouts will begin the week of Labor Day in September.

5.3.5 Fall/Winter Season “Mini-Camp”
High school players will NOT play in tournaments or leagues during the fall and winter. Instead, OBC players will attend “Mini-Camps”, which are 2-hour-long intense, advanced skill workouts mixed with controlled scrimmaging and competition all taught and overseen by high-level coaches and/or scouts.

5.3.6 Fall Showcase Camp
Similar to the summer, OBC will give players the opportunity to attend a showcase camp in the fall in order to improve on the court and be seen by coaches and scouts at the same time.

5.4 Additional Competition Team Policies

5.4.1 Eligibility Paperwork
All players will be required to turn in a copy of their birth certificate and copy of their report card to the team coach before the first tournament. The coach will then keep all player eligibility paperwork in a binder to be used to show proof of age and grade at tournaments.

5.4.2 Travel Costs
Players are responsible for the additional costs of travel, including ground transportation (to and from the airport, hotel and game locations) and lodging. OBC will schedule and manage all player travel when air, ground transportation and lodging are required for out of town tournaments. Travel costs will be itemized and charged by invoice to each player with payment required in full prior to departure. Estimates for team travel will be provided at the beginning of each season and communicated via email.

6.0 Parent Expectations

Parents most important role is to support their child, team, coach, and club. Players will undoubtedly have a hard practice or a rough tournament, and it is the parents job to support the overarching goals the team is striving to achieve. Please remember, your child’s success or lack of success on the court does not indicate what kind of parent you are. But, having an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and who tries their best is a direct reflection on your parenting.

6.1 Overall Commitment

Parents will support their players by positively cheering, not coaching or officiating. Parents will assume financial responsibility and pay in a timely manner. Parents will do their best to ensure players arrive to events on time. Lastly, parents will be amicable to all parents, players, coaches, and referees.

6.2 Parent Code of Conduct

  1. I understand that I am representing Oregon Basketball Club, and I will always do my best to positively represent the organization and its values.
  2. I will not use team applications or communication channels (email, text groups, WhatsApp, etc.) for soliciting of any kind.
  3. I promise to let the coaches coach and will not coach my child or child’s team from the sidelines during practices or games.
  4. I promise to let the referees ref and will not yell at them or berate them before, during, or after games.
  5. I will do my job as a parent, which means that I will not speak negatively about any coach or player, but rather positively encourage and support my child and my child’s teammates and coaches.
  6. I will not make the car ride home a poor experience for my child.

6.3 Communication with Coaches and Directors

Should any questions or concerns arise pertaining to your child’s status with respect to their team, parents should follow the process of discussion described below in order to understand the situation:

  1. If players have concern(s), they are encouraged to first reach out to the coach for a one-on-one phone call or meeting.
  2. If there is still concern following the player-coach meeting or phone call, then parent(s) and player(s) will setup a mutually agreed upon phone call or meeting with the head coach.
  3. No discussion will take place during practice times or on game days. Although this might require patience, please realize the coach is responsible for the entire team and should not be expected to focus on one individual at crucial team events.
  4. If concern(s) still exist on behalf of any party, a phone call or meeting involving the OBC leadership, head coach, player(s) and parent(s) may be warranted to seek resolution. Only after such meeting will the matter be resolved and closed.

All problems and concerns are vetted only in a scheduled phone call or meeting. All outcomes will be confidential and private. Please refrain from sending inappropriate or accusatory emails to any OBC staff, coaches, team representatives or fellow parents.

7.0 Player Expectations

Players are expected to maintain a club and team-first attitude. Players should expect to learn and continue to build upon their fundamentals. Likewise, players will learn about the strategic basketball game, including offensive and defensive systems. Most of all, players and teams are expected to play tough, play smart, and play together.

7.1 Overall Commitment

Players are to attend all practices, tournaments, and team/club events.

7.2 Player Code of Conduct

  1. I understand that I am representing Oregon Basketball Club, and I will always do my best to positively represent the organization and its values.
  2. I will demonstrate good sportsmanship, which means I will be respectful of all players, coaches, referees, and parents.
  3. I will not whine, complain, make excuses, or pout when things do not go my way.
  4. I promise to be as enthusiastic about the success and accomplishments of my teammates as I am of my own.

7.3 Technical Fouls/Ejections

Any player that receives a technical foul will be automatically subbed out of the game by the team coach. It will then be up to the team coach depending on the nature of the technical as to if that player re-enters the game. Any player ejected from the game will be automatically suspended for the remainder of that tournament and further disciplinary action may be taken by OBC.

7.4 Communication with Coaches

Players should email, call, or text coaches to setup a time outside of practice and tournaments to discuss skill development, playing time, team chemistry or other issues that may arise.

Coaches will talk or meet with players in a public, neutral area to discuss the player’s concerns.

Coaches will give direct feedback to players to use as a guideline for resolving the issue.

Players are expected to reply to coach texts, emails and communications within a timely manner.

8.0 Three-Strike Violation Policy

As you’ve read, OBC has Code of Conduct policies for our players and parents, and we require strict adherence. Along with this, OBC also has a three-strike violation policy for players and parents that violate their respective Code of Conduct. Please see expected outcomes below with the understanding that further disciplinary action may be taken by OBC as the situation warrants.

8.1 First Offense – Verbal/Written Warning

OBC leadership issues verbal warning/written warning in email form within 24 hours of offense.

8.2 Second Offense – Parent Suspension

The second offense could be the same or a different violation/offense. OBC leadership will issue a suspension in written form via email within 24 hours of event. This means that the player and/or parent is suspended from attending the remainder of the tournament, AND the next tournament. If that parent does attend games, coach should be instructed not to play their child at all during the games in which parent is in attendance. If parent does not adhere to suspension and attends games, they will be expelled from program.

8.3 Third Offense – Family Expulsion

The third offense could be the same or a different violation/offense. In this case, the parent, player, and family are expelled from our program. OBC leadership will inform parent/family of expulsion from the program within 24 hours of event. The family will not be allowed back into the OBC program. A refund for the season will not be given.

9.0 Risk Management

9.1 Insurance Policy

All OBC participants are required to have accidental/medical insurance that will cover them in the event of injury or illness.

9.2 Release Liability

During the registration process, parents will agree they’ve read and understand our Policies and Procedures post and agree to the below Release and Waiver. Coaches will also agree to and sign the below Release and Waiver.

I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Oregon Basketball Club, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities and/or any officers, partners, members, directors, coaches, employees, servants, agents, licensees and assigns of any of the foregoing, from and against any and all suits, awards, claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney fees and related costs) arising out of injury or damages to participant in connection with his/her participation in any Oregon Basketball Club program or event. I hereby authorize Oregon Basketball Club to act for me according to their best judgment in any medical emergency situations.

Participant agrees that any pictures, audio, or visual recordings taken of him/her in connection with the seminar can be used for publication, promotion, articles, shows and advertisement without additional consent and without compensation at this time or any other time.

9.3 Safety Policies and Procedures

The development of the OBC Safety Policies and Procedures is not meant to be punitive, but rather designed to protect everyone involved. The below points are to be enforced among leadership, coaches, players, and parents.

  • Coaches will avoid being alone with a player in non-public settings, including but not limited to, cars and hotel rooms.
  • At no time will a coach, or parent verbally, physically, or sexually abuse a player.
  • Coaches will not buy gifts or give money to players.
  • Coaches will avoid fraternization with players in non-sanctioned settings.
  • Profanity is prohibited.
  • Parents and/or guardians of players ejected from games will require written notification by the coach to OBC leadership within 24 hours of the incident. Such incidents will be investigated, and suspension or expulsion from the club will be considered.
  • Other incidents of inappropriate behavior by coaches, parents, and/or players including physical or verbal altercations, threats, and related activities at games or team events will be reported to OBC leadership within 24 hours, and suspension or expulsion from the club will be considered.
  • Player and parent personal information including phone number, email, home address, etc. will not be disseminated without prior consent from said player or parent.

9.4 Emergency Procedure

In the event of an emergency, the coach on-site will contact all appropriate medical and protection agencies and then notify the OBC staff.

9.5 Grounds for Season or Club Membership Termination

Every effort will be made to ensure the positive experience for all players and parent members involved. Termination of a player is a right reserved by the organization as a last resort when all other resources of conflict resolution have been exhausted.

Any player terminated by the director through the infraction of the stated organization rules (player or parent), will still be held liable for any and all outstanding membership fees and club dues as outlined at the beginning of the season. Terminated player will not be entitled to a refund of any such fees paid to the organization.

10.0 Parent/Player Acknowledgment

Acknowledgment of Policies & Procedures

By checking the acknowledgment box during the OBC membership purchase process, you (OBC guardian/parent of minor participating player) understand and agree to the contents and provisions of this post and any other policy manuals, practices and/or procedures of OBC. Also, you understand and agree that nothing in this Policies & Procedures post constitutes a guaranteed membership. Lastly, by checking the acknowledgement box during registration you further understand that the contents of this post are the property of Oregon Basketball Club.

RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY

IN CONSIDERATION of being given the opportunity to participate in any Oregon Basketball Club activity, including scheduled, supervised activities and trips, during the year of registration for (“Activity”) if, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin.

1) I ACKNOWLEDGE, agree and represent that I understand the nature of basketball and that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such Activity.

I FULLY UNDERSTAND that: (a.) basketball ACTIVITIES, and travel to and attendance at various events, INVOLVE RISKS AND DANGERS of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability and death (“Risks”); (b.) these Risks and dangers may be caused by my own actions, or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activity, the condition in which the Activity takes place, or the negligence of the Releasees named below; (c.) there may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSSES, COSTS, AND DAMAGES I incur as a result of my participation in the Activity.

I AGREE AND WARRANT that I will examine and inspect each Activity in which I take part as a member of Oregon Basketball Club and that, if I observe any condition which I consider to be unacceptably hazardous or dangerous, I will notify the proper authority in charge of the Activity and will refuse to take part in the Activity until the condition has been corrected to my satisfaction.

I HEREBY RELEASE, discharge, and covenant not to sue Oregon Basketball Club, its Regatta, directors, agents, officers, volunteers and employees, other participating groups, any sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises, on which the Activity takes place, (each considered one of the Releasees herein) from all liability, claims, demands, losses or damages on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations; and I further agree that if, despite this release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement, I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as a result of such claim to the fullest extent permitted by law. I have read this agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it and have signed it freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid, the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.

I, the undersigned participant, for myself and for my heirs, executors, legal representative, successors and assigns, hereby waive all claims and/or course of action, including negligence, against Oregon Basketball Club, any affiliate, and all of their officers, directors, employees, coaches, volunteers and agents, arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in Oregon Basketball Club.

“PARTICIPATION” INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, TRAVEL TO AND FROM THE EVENT AS WELL AS ALL ACTIVITIES ENCOMPASSING SAID EVENT.

I HAVE READ THE ABOVE WARNING, WAIVER AND RELEASE, UNDERSTAND THAT I GIVE

UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND KNOWING THIS, SIGN IT VOLUNTARILY. I AGREE TO PARTICIPATE KNOWING THE RISKS AND CONDITIONS INVOLVED AND DO SO

ENTIRELY OF MY OWN FREE WILL. I AFFIRM THAT I AM AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE, OR, IF I AM UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, I HAVE OBTAINED THE REQUIRED CONSENT OF MY PARENT/GUARDIAN AS EVIDENCE BY THEIR SIGNATURE BELOW.

PARENTAL CONSENT (if participant is under the age of 18).

AND I, the minor’s parent and/or legal guardian, understand the nature of basketball activities and the minor’s experience and capabilities and believe the minor to be qualified to participate in such activity. I hereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD

HARMLESS each of the Releasees from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on the minor’s account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or part by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations, and further agree that if, despite this release, I, the minor, or anyone on the minor’s behalf makes a claim against any of the above Releasees, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost any may incur as the result of any such claim, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT TIME OF REGISTRATION)

This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to his/her release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Release from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s involvement or participation in these programs as provided above, even if arising from their negligence, to the fullest extent permitted by law. I have instructed the minor participant as to the above warnings and conditions and their ramifications.

 

OBC Parent Pledge

  1. As an OBC Parent I will let players and coaches take responsibility for the first goal of winning. I will relentlessly focus on the second, more important, goal of using sports to teach life lessons to my child and other youth.
  2. I will positively encourage my children, their teammates, and coaches.
  3. I will reinforce OBC goals of giving maximum effort, learning, and bouncing back from mistakes. Because I understand this approach will help my child be successful in sports and in life, I will encourage my child to:
    • Put in a high level of effort to get better
    • Cultivate a Teachable Spirit to continue to learn and improve
    • Use a Mistake Ritual e.g. flushing mistakes, to quickly rebound from mistakes
  1. I will set an example for my child by honoring the game and will encourage him/her to remember to respect the rules, opponents, officials, and teammates. If the official makes a call against my team, I will Honor the Game and be silent!
  2. I will use a self-control routine to avoid losing my composure when things go wrong. I will take a deep breath, turn away from the game to refocus, count backwards from 100 or use self-talk (“I need to be a role model. I can rise above this.”).​
  3. I will engage in No-Directions Cheering. I will limit my comments during the game to encouraging my child and other players (from both teams).​
  4. I will get my child to practice and games on time and will be on time picking my child up after games and practices.
  5. I will refrain from making negative comments about my child’s coach in my child’s presence. I understand that this will help to avoid planting negative seeds in my child’s mind that can negatively influence my child’s motivation and overall experience.

 

OBC Coaches Code of Ethics

The function of a coach is to educate students through participation in competition. A youth basketball program should be designed to enhance academic achievement and should never interfere with opportunities for academic success. Each student should be treated with the utmost respect and his or her welfare should be considered in decisions by the coach at all times. Accordingly, the following guidelines for coaches have been adopted by the OBC Coaching Staff.

The coach shall be aware that he or she has a tremendous influence, for either good or ill, on the education of the student and, thus, shall never place the value of winning above the value of instilling the highest ideals of character.

The coach shall uphold the honor and dignity of the profession. In all personal contact with students, officials, athletic directors, school administrators, the media, and the public, the coach shall strive to set an example of the highest ethical and moral conduct. This shall include appropriate use of all electronic/social media.

The coach shall take an active role in the prevention of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse.

The coach shall avoid the use of alcohol and tobacco products when in contact with players.

The coach shall master the contest rules and shall teach them to his or her team members. The coach shall not seek an advantage by circumvention of the spirit or letter of the rules.

The coach shall respect and support contest officials. The coach shall not indulge in conduct that would incite players or spectators against the officials. Public criticism of officials or players is unethical.

The coach should meet and exchange cordial greetings with the opposing coach to set the correct tone for the event before and after the contest.​

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