Mission statement

ADOPTED 1-10-2007

 

Kaukauna Boys Hoops Club Mission and Objectives

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kaukauna Boys Hoops Club is:

- To prepare and develop select student athletes to play the game of basketball at a highly competitive level thereby enhancing their opportunity to play at the middle school and high school level or beyond.

- It is the expectation of the club that all of its players, coaches, parents, and volunteers demonstrate respect and sportsmanship at all club functions.

- To provide financial support to the Kaukauna High School Boys Basketball program, and continue the growth of a program driven by excellence.

Goals and Objectives

1. Offer a program that focuses on basketball (skills) development, team play, basketball education, and positive club activities.
2. To provide financial support and affordable membership to all those who are willing and able to make a commitment to our youth program.
3. Provide coaches with all the necessary resources to enhance player development.
4. To develop self-esteem, self confidence and the ability to excel on and off the court, while conducting ourselves in an honorable and sportsmanlike manner.
5. To participate in competitive tournaments so players can compete at their highest levels. 
 

Coaching Philosophy and Strategy

It will be the responsibility of the coaches to develop the team members ' individual character, physical skills, and knowledge of the game of basketball. At its best, basketball is a team game. Success is built on disciplined practice which in turn leads to success in games and renews commitment to practicing. Kaukauna Boys Hoops Club coaches will be responsible for assessing penalties for improper behavior or violations of club guidelines. Conflicting coaching ideas, concepts, or techniques will not be taught. All coaches will share common beliefs about teaching of fundamental concepts, therefore providing a continuous and proper learning environment.

Our method of instruction shall include: Teach, Demonstrate, Drill.

  1. Teach shall include verbal instruction or copies of plays that can be studied at home.
  2. Demonstrate shall take place by coaches or assistants and repeated by players.
  3. Drill shall include the use of the specific fundamental and repeated many times to insure proper execution.

Kaukauna Boys Hoops Club coaches will all meet regularly to discuss team philosophy and strategy.

Expectations

The Kaukauna Boys Hoops Club has high standards for everyone involved in the club. There is no one person that is bigger than the program.

PLAYERS - All Kaukauna Boys Hoops Club players must demonstrate a commitment to the game of basketball and understand that playing time is earned through:

-       Teamwork - concern to see others succeed

-       Work Ethic - hustle & intensity

-       Positive attitude - "CAN DO" attitude

-       Commitment - Practice & Games

-       Character - Eye contact with coaches

-       Player Readiness - MOST ready to play

Athletic Ability:

-       Speed

-       above average ball handling and shooting

-       average agility

-       maintain peak physical conditioning.

Conduct:

- Refer to the players guideline sheet that players and parents sign.

COACHES - All Kaukauna Boys Hoops Club coaches are selected based on their ability to teach fundamental skills and clearly communicate with the athletes.

Coaches must:

  1. Be able to convey the ideas and concepts of basketball fundamentals in terms clearly understandable to the players.
    2. Uphold the highest standards of integrity and sportsmanship.
    3. Set a positive example for the players.
    4. Subscribe and adhere to the Kaukauna Boys Hoops Club coaching philosophy and strategy.
    5. Be available as needed for practices and games.

6. Act in a manner that is not detrimental to the program.

PARENTS - Kaukauna Boys Hoops Club Basketball parents must build up and support their player, other team members, and parents of other team members. Parents must possess high moral principles, be honest and fair, and set a positive example for others. Parents are also responsible for providing suitable arrangements for the lodging, meals, and transportation of their player to practices, clinics, and tournaments. Parents are expected to abstain from unprofessional conduct such as: disrespect toward or harassment of game officials, fans, athletes, or coaches; ethnic or racial slurs; and unsportsmanlike conduct. We expect parents to get involved with their player in practice at home.

FUND RAISING

All players and parents are expected to participate in the fund raising activities. Each player is required to pay a minimum amount of money each year. Without the fundraising program, the cost per player to participate in our club would be exorbitant!

PARENT PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES

Kaukauna Boys Hoops Club parents are openly encouraged to participate in our club. There are many areas where parents can contribute, whether skilled in basketball or not.

They include:

Assistant coaches - Parents can help with drills during practice and assist on the bench during games, attending to injured players, supplying towels and water, encouraging the team, tracking substitutions, etc. Have only 2 coaches on a bench during a game giving instruction to players, any more than that creates confusion for the players.

Statisticians - Game stats are an important part of developing players. To accurately track player performance, we need two stat keepers per game.

Concessions - Home games, tournaments, etc.

Fund Raising Committee (Craft Fair) - Parents who serve on this committee would be in charge of carrying out the current fund raising plan, and developing new methods for obtaining funds for the club.

Security -  Parents who serve on this committee would be in charge of keeping fans "in line" and in designated areas.

Solicit Donations for Basketball Yearbook Advertising - Parents who serve on this committee would be in charge of getting advertising donations for the basketball yearbook for that season.

Other Committees - Parents also have the opportunity to serve on the Tournament Committee, the Recruiting Committee, or the Publications Committee.