The information contained in this handbook outlines the expectations and responsibilities of the players, parents, coaches and staff of the Young Starz.
Young Starz recognize that basketball is only one facet of a young person’s life. Our mission is to create positive basketball environments fostering social integration, healthy living, and greater self-confidence for all children and young adults.
The coaching staff of Young Starz is committed to carry out the following responsibilities:
Coaches for Young Starz 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 Young Starz, it is about the players. When an issue or problem arises please follow the following guidelines:
The fees paid for participation in the Young Starz 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.
The parent/guardian is responsible for: