Player and Parent Responsibilities

Parent Responsibilities

Parents should model the behavior we expect of our players. Basketball is a game rooted in respect for others, including: players, other parents, officials, coaches and administrators.  

 Parent expectations:

  • Ensure your child is on time to practices and games.
  • Never challenge a referee during or after a game.
  • During practices, parents and siblings must ensure noise levels in the gym are kept to a minimum to allow players to concentrate and hear coach instruction.
  • If you have a complaint or issue, to discuss, use our Complaint policy and process to achieve resolution. Please note: Rocky Rapids subscribes to the “24-hour rule.” This means that you must wait a minimum of 24 hours after an issue arises to contact the coach, other parents or Board members. This time allows for a cooling-off period and generally leads to more productive conversation. Complaints received within 24 hours of an event will not be replied to.
  • Keep your commitment to volunteering.
  • Encourage your child to display sportsmanlike behavior (If you knock someone down, you offer a hand to help them up; clap for injured players when they leave the court; respect the referee at all times etc.).

Parents Drop off and Pick Up

  • Please have your players to practice 5-10 min early so they have time to change and prepare for practice.  Please do not drop your children any earlier than 10 min before practice.
  • Siblings must always be accompanied by a responsible adult; they are not to be left in the care of the player or coach. If you have younger siblings with you at an older brother/sister’s practice it is imperative that they stay off the court and do not wander school halls. If siblings are on the court or in other areas of the school,  Rocky Rapids will ask that the sibling no longer attends practices.
  • Parents must arrive back to pick up their player at least five minutes prior to the scheduled end of practice.

Parent Volunteering

Am I required to volunteer?

Yes,  Rocky Rapids is a non-profit club that exists due to the contribution of time and expertise from volunteers. All Rapids Board / Committee members, Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers are un-paid volunteers who contribute hundreds of hours per season to our players. In order to continue growing and improving our club, we must rely on all families involved in Rapids to donate some time to the club. 

Everyone must fulfill the time commitments and responsibilities for the roles they have chosen to ensure that the program runs in the best capacity it can for our kids.

Team  Volunteer Opportunities

  • Coach (approved by Rocky Rapids)
  • Assistant Coach (approved by Rocky Rapids)
  • Team Manager (approved by Rocky Rapids)
  • Time Keeper / Score Keeper 1 (for all games in a season)
  • School Host (approved by each school)

Any remaining families that cannot fill a team role listed above can volunteer for one of the limited Alternate Volunteer Opportunities presented by Rocky Rapids throughout the season below:

  • Board or Committee member, or
  • Website Manager
  • Tournament Host Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Social Event Committee
  • Equipment Manager
  • Other opportunities offered throughout the season

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