HOW CAN PARENTS HELP


How can you help?

As a NEBA parent many opportunities are available.

Cheer leading at games. 

Clean and courteous.  Please remember the schools are a provided at the discretion of the principals of the schools.  There is a shortage of gyms this year.  Some teams have had to share practices.  To ensure we save our gyms please remember the following; please remove all out door footwear, please take any garbage with you when you leave, if a spill happens or if you see an object on the court please pick it up, please leave on time as the caretaker has to wait to lock up, please do not 
prop open any outside doors, please do not let people in if they are not associated with basketball and please remember that we are grateful to custodians.

Every team requires a team manager, this is crucial if any fund raising is done as coaches should not be handling team funds.  Please approach your coach if you're interested.

Parents should all be willing to take a turn at running the clock or marking the score sheet.  Each team must provide one administrator to either time or keep score.   

Running the clock is easy.  Most referees can assist you with setting it up.  Game lengths may differ per age category but the rules are the same.  Straight running time, but stop the clock for time outs and during half time.  The last five minutes of each half is stop time, so the clock is stopped at each whistle and started when the ball is back in play. 

Score sheet - The Home team supplies the game sheet, it will be given to the visiting coach who will fill in the team members in order of their number.  Proper format is to have the last name of the player followed by a comma and their first name.  Any coaches on the bench should be included on the game sheet. 

Scoring - Always mark the top of the score sheet first with the players number in the appropriate point box, then mark the "1", "2" or "3" point next to the player's name.  This is also true of the fouls.  Mark the player's number in the foul box then place the mark next to their name.  After the player's name are two boxes "In 1st" and "In 2nd" one for each half of the game.  Part of an X (\) should be made when the player enters the half for the first time.  The "X" should then be completed when the player enters the half for a second time.  This process should be repeated for the second half of the game.  This is done to ensure each player recieves  at least two shifts per half of the game.  After the first half has been completed check your count and mark that score for that half on the score sheet.  Also put a slash after the time outs and a line after the points on the top point listing.  Officials and sometimes coaches will check the score sheets.  Usually the person handling the clock will also turn the numbers.  At the end of the game mark the winning team on the top of the sheet.  At the bottom of the page is a place for signatures of the officials, the timer and the score keeper.  Instructions to the scorer are also provided in the top right corner of the score sheet.  Distribution of the sheets is noted at the bottom of the sheet.  The top white copy is given to the winning team.     

The other opportunity is to work on the NEBA Executive.  Meetings are held once a month usually just prior to coaches meetings.  To volunteer for a position please plan to attend the Annual General Meeting..  Approach your coach or any member of the executive if you're interested.

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