HOW CAN PARENTS HELP
How can you help?
As a NEBA parent there are many opportunities available!
Cheer leading at games. Please see the code of conduct for parents, players, and coach.
Be clean and courteous, and respect the gym usage guidlelines. Please remember the schools are a provided at the discretion of the schools and are divided up by the City. We always struggle to get gym time, and some teams have had to share practices. To ensure we save our gyms please remember the following:
- please remove all outdoor footwear
- take any garbage with you when you leave - if a spill happens or if you see an object on the court, please clean it up
- leave on time (respect the caretakers time)
- do not prop open any outside doors
- do not let people in if they are not associated with basketball
- no food or drinks except water
- be respectful of coaches, executive members, custodians
NEBA volunteering opportunities - each family is required to volunteer in one of the following areas:
- Bingos, casinos, event helpers. These fundraisers help us to maintain the lowest fees in the city. Fundraising accounts for approximately 40% of our costs. See the volunteer page.
- Executive board members - the board meets once per month to organize the basketball season, as well as other events such as photo day, tryouts, year end social, equipment and clothing. Please contact a member of executive if you would like to participate.
Team volunteering opportunities - this is part of your help for your child’s team, and does NOT count toward your family volunteer requirement:
- Team manager - they work with the coach to distribute information, organize activities, etc. 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.
- Jersey/Equipment Parent - jerseys are to be collected and cleaned between each game by the jersey parent. By using this model, we no longer hold jersey deposits, and can reduce the cost to the parents while maintaining our jerseys and equipment. The jersey/equipment parent will help the coach to ensure that all jerseys and equipment are returned to NEBA at the end of the season.
- Score keeping/Time keeping at games: Each team must provide one administrator to either time keep or score keep.
- Time keeping: Game lengths may differ per age category, but the rules are the same. The clock is stopped with each whistle, and started when the ball is back in play. Straight run time (no clock stopping) will occur in the last two minutes of play, or if the referees instruct. The referee will help you if you are unsure.
- Score sheet: The Home team supplies the game sheet. Coaches should fill out players names and coach’s names. This is the official scoring record for the game. The referee or coach can help you if you have not done this before. Tally the score at the top of the score sheet with the scoring players number in the appropriate point box. Document fouls by marking in the box next to the player name (5 personal fouls per player per game are allowed), and document it for team fouls in each quarter (5 team fouls allowed per quarter before bonus shots are taken). Document time outs taken by each team. Officials and sometimes coaches will check the score sheets. 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. The top white copy is given to the winning team.