Expectations of All Parents and Guardians
Whitehorse Mustangs is a volunteer run organisation with all Coaches and Team Managers giving up their valuable time to ensure all players have an enjoyable experience. In most cases the coach and/or team manager are also parents from the team and are not only busy, but also make a number of sacrifices to attend training and games. We ask that all parents of players are supportive and appreciative of their child’s Coach and Team Manager by ensuring they follow the club’s expectations below:
Please read your emails and respond promptly to requests for information by the Coach or Team Manager – this is especially important at the start of the season.
Let the Coach and Team Manager know as early as possible if your child cannot attend a training session or a game.
Drop your child off on time for training – if they are late it disrupts the training session for everyone else.
Your child should bring their mouthguard, a water bottle and a basketball to every training.
Ensure at least one adult stays at training to support the coach, or in the case of a junior coach, two adults. This is a health and safety requirement. If there is an injury, the coach cannot deal with an injured child and the rest of the team at the same time.
At the end of training you should come into the basketball stadium and collect your child and ideally take the time to say hello to the Coach and thank them for the session.
Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the game starting to allow the Coach to organise the team and for the Team Manager to collect game fees.
All parents (except for those who are Coaching) are expected to take a few turns scoring during the season. The
Team Manager will set up a roster. If you can’t make the day allocated, it is your responsibility to swap with another parent and let the team manager know.
Parents and team members are welcome to encourage and support the team during the game. However, parents must not coach from the side line. Often these instructions are contradictory to the coaches – leading to confusion.
Know and abide by the Basketball Victoria Code of Conduct for Parents and Spectators.