NOVA Village – AAU BasketballGuidelines & Expectations for Coaches
Expectations of NOVA Coaches & Code of Conduct Requirements:
• Always give 100% to your team and players in all preparation, practices, and games.
• Emphasize the Focus on Fundamentals and Team Concepts – dribbling, passing, shooting, footwork, defending, and rebounding.
• Be on time to NOVA Functions, practices, and games.
• Be positive and lead by example at practices and games; represent the NOVA Club with integrity at all times
• Communicate directly and respectfully with your players, families, administration, officials, and opponents.
• Motivate your team and players to gain confidence while facing adversity. Do not use fear tactics to gain results. Your players should never be afraid of you or scared to ask questions.
• Support your players as well as all other NOVA Teams and players
• Be respectful and display good sportsmanship to other coaches, officials, opponents, players, and opposing fans. o As a program, we have zero tolerance for abusive language, vulgarity, and/or consistent negative remarks to our players, game officials, or team parents, as well as opposing coaches, players, or fans. o Coaches are instructed to ask our players and fans to stop any of the above behaviors during games and report any persistent behavior of this nature to the Program Directors. o Remember that you are always representing NOVA. • Always remember basketball is fun! Find ways for your players/teams to compete and develop, while keeping fun a priority. NOVA Coaches shall remain mindful that their personal conduct has a tremendous impact on the conduct players, parents, and fans exhibit. The coach should always demonstrate good sportsmanship, patience, manners, and an attitude indicative of the NOVA Standards. Coaches are direct contributors toward the development of the young athletes. As such, they need to exercise a high level of self-discipline and responsibility. Violation of Guidelines/Expectations:• All NOVA Coaches will be held accountable to the above guidelines and expectations.• Any suspected violation may and should be reported to the Program Directors.• Coaches in violation of any of the above expectations and guidelines will result in a discussion/meeting with the Program Director(s).• The NOVA program comes first; no one person or player is bigger than the entire organization.• If problems persist throughout the year, additional action may be taken to remove the coach from the NOVA program. We are proud that this has not been an issue previously and the goal of this document is to keep it that way.NOVA COACHES WILL USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TEACH LIFE LESSONS THROUGH THE GAME OF BASKETBALL, UNDERSTANDING THAT WE ARE COLLECTIVELY SHAPING THE LIVES OF THESE KIDS. EMBRACE THIS OPPORTUNITY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
NOVA VILLAGECOACH RELEASE
The undersigned coach (the “Coach”) intends to have his or her team (the “Team”) participate in certain tournaments, programs and/or activities (collectively “Activities”) being conducted by third parties and/or being conducted by Blue Chips Public Relations, Inc. under the trade names Nova Village and/or Nova Village Athletic Club (collectively Blue Chips Public Relations, Inc., Nova Village and Nova Village Athletic Club shall be referred to in this Release as (“Nova Village”). The Coach and the Team shall beallowed to use the Nova Village name only while engaging in the Activities and only as specifically authorized by Nova Village. The Coach acknowledges that Nova Village may terminate the Team’s right to use the Nova Village name and the Team’s affiliation with Nova Village at any time for any reason withor without cause.The Coach hereby agrees to complete a background check as directed by Nova Village and to provide any other information reasonably requested by Nova Village. The Coach hereby warrants that he or she is in good general health and free of any illness or disease and does not have any condition whichprevents the Coach from safely engaging in the Activities. The Coach has consulted with his or her physician to determine whether the Coach is able to safely engage in the Activities and the Coach is not relying on Nova Village to make, nor has Nova Village made, any independent assessment of theCoach’s ability to safely participate in the Activities. The Coach hereby understands that Nova Village does not provide medical, liability or any other type of insurance coverage for any loss, cost and/or expense arising from or related to any injuries, illnesses, loss of life or other harms or damages sufferedby the Coach and/or any of the Team’s members in connection with, or arising out of, the Activities.In consideration of being permitted by Nova Village to engage in the Activities and to have the Team engage in the Activities, the Coach forever releases, wholly discharges and holds harmless Blue Chips Public Relations, Inc., Nova Village and Nova Village Athletic Club, their respective officers,employees, directors, shareholders, affiliates, associates, agents and advisors, as well as the owner(s) and/or operators of any facilities at which the Activities take place including, but not limited to, any school districts if the Activities take place at schools, from any and all injuries, illnesses, loss of life and/or harmsof any type suffered by the Coach or any of his Team’s members (collectively “Injuries”), and any costs, expenses and/or liabilities incurred by the Coach or any of the Team’s members of any type (collectively“Losses”) in connection with, or that arise out of, the Activities. This Release is valid and enforceable regardless of whether any such Injuries and/or Losses are caused by the negligence, wrongful acts and/or wrongful inactions of Nova Village, its officers, employees, directors, shareholders, affiliates, associates, agents and/or advisors, or the owner(s) and/or operators of any facilities at which the Activities take place.This Release is governed by the laws of the State of Ohio. This document cannot be modified, changed or amended except when signed in writing by both parties.