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For Parents

Registration

Parents may register their players for JHYB leagues and programs by clicking on the link found under each description.  Players must be registered and paid in full prior to the first session of each program.  In addition, parents and players are required to read and understand the Jackson Hole Youth Basketball Handbook and indicate they have done so when registering for our programs.  

Fees / Refunds

JHYB is a non-profit organization.  Registration fees cover operational expenses including coaching, officiating, jerseys, tournament registration, gym fees and program administration.  Fees paid for participation in JHYB programs are non-refundable.  Exceptions will be considered only under extenuating circumstances and will require approval from the Board of Directors.

Player Code of Conduct

  • Uphold JHYB mission and values.
  • Demonstrate respect for the rules, officials, opponents, teammates and coaches.
  • Attend scheduled practices and games.
  • Bring a positive attitude and a focused effort at all times.
  • Be coachable and willing to be taught.
  • Use your mistakes as opportunities to learn and improve.
  • Develop a habit to do your best at all times. This will carry over into every aspect of your life.
  • Play as hard as you can but control your emotions.  The most important play is the next play.
  • Communicate positively with other players and coaches on and off the court.

Parent/Guardian Responsibilities

  • Lead by example and uphold the JHYB mission and values.
  • Demonstrate respect to players, coaches, officials, spectators and opponents.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and encourage the same positive attitude in your player(s).
  • Encourage your player to make mistakes and view them as opportunities to learn and improve.
  • Refrain from coaching from the sidelines. Cheer, encourage, smile and let your player know how much you enjoy seeing them play.
  • Ensure that your player(s) attends practices and games.
  • Handle meals, lodging, transportation and any other expenses related to the player’s program.
  • Volunteer for JHYB programs and events to help keep program costs as low as possible.
  • Understand that failure to comply with JHYB policies or failure to show proper respect to players, coaches, officials or opponents can result in disciplinary action including the suspension of your player from the program at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors.

Issue Resolution

JHYB coaches are committed to providing a positive, healthy, safe and enjoyable experience for our players.  While this commitment is firm, it is understood that issues may arise between coaches, parents and players as to how to achieve the best experience.  JHYB urges everyone to address these issues with the best interests of the players in mind.  If an issue or question arises, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Do not interfere with the coaches during a practice or game.  If the issue does not immediately affect someone’s safety, please schedule a time to speak to the coach after the practice or game.
  • If speaking with the coach does not sufficiently resolve the issue, please contact the Executive Director.

Travel League

JHYB offers Travel League opportunities for boys and girls grades 5 through 12 interested in playing at a more competitive level.  Players will try out for Travel League teams and rosters will be limited to allow appropriate playing time.

Tryouts and Rosters

  • The determination of Travel League team rosters will be made by JHYB program directors and coaches based upon fair and transparent assessments. 
  • Experienced 4th graders may try out for 5th grade teams.  Otherwise, players may not “play up” or “play down” from their grade level unless it is an extreme case and approval has been received from coaches at both levels as well as the Program Director.

Playing Time

  • The determination of playing time during games will be based on a blend of which individual players create the most competitive team.  Coaches will make this determination based upon observation and evaluation of the players throughout the season.
  • During practices, there will be ample opportunity for each player to be on the court and compete for playing time.  
  • While the Travel League will have a pre-determined season, there may be opportunities outside of the season to participate in an event, such as a tournament or team camp.  Travel League coaches, at their discretion, may offer players opportunities to participate in these events.  These events will be optional and will require additional fees.

Travel Policy

  • JHYB does not provide meals, lodging or transportation to and from events.  Each parent/guardian is responsible for providing all meals, lodging and transportation for their player(s).
  • JHYB assumes no liability for incidents relating to travel, lodging or meals and by executing the Handbook Acknowledgement, parent/guardian and player(s) release JHYB from any and all liability for any damages or injuries arising from these activities.

Managing Account

Parents are required to register and manage their online accounts to ensure players get the most out of their JHYB experience each season.  With accounts properly configured,  families will receive communications according to their preferences and complete registrations more efficiently.  SportsEngine has created a Getting Started Guide that will help with questions about our website and mobile app.


Getting Started Guide

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Adding an additional guardian

In many instances, more than one parent or guardian needs to be in the loop with a child's sports life. Using the mobile app, you can add additional guardians to an account. Guardians can 1) View games and events 2) RSVP to games and events 3) Send and receive messages to coaches and team members 4) participate in team chat

Adding a Mobile Phone

Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.

Enabling Text Messaging

Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.

Following a Team on the SportsEngine Mobile App

Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.

Forwarding Athlete Messages

Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.

Sending a Message

Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.

RSVP to Game or Event

Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to be able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.

Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes

Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules and communication? This list of articles will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!

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