A recurring bone of contention and one that causes much angst in junior sport is how much court time players should receive. Player and parent perceptions about court time can often differ from the reality of the time the player has been on court. Sometimes, the issue isn’t court time but timing; the player never gets an opportunity to be in the starting 5 at the start of the game or half time or never finishes the game.
EXPECTATIONS AND GUIDELINES
All coaches should set and communicate rules and guidelines around team expectations at the start of the season to both players and parents.
Basketball Victoria’s Coaches Code of Conduct states “give all players a reasonable amount of court time”. Our club strongly encourages our coaches to aim to keep court time relatively even. One of our objectives as a Club is to promote good sportsmanship, a love of the game and inclusion of all players.
Coach Mac’s Equal 5 is a good option.