Your parents are your first authority under Jesus Christ. These guidelines do not replace your parents, but pertain to Indianapolis Northside Lions Limited (INLL) activities and the entire premises of the game or practices; that is the gym, parking lot, rides to and from games/practices, fundraisers, facility restrooms, locker rooms, stands, concession areas, sports banquets, and associated facilities. A player’s conduct at home and outside of the Lions events are also grounds for discipline by the club. Remember, you represent your family, your team, and above all, your Lord Jesus Christ.
The Standards of Conduct and Dress:
1. No disagreement with an official’s call by the use of verbal and/or non-verbal manners (throwing the ball, hitting or kicking anything, negative facial expression or gestures directed towards the official, etc...)
2. Technical fouls
3. No use of vulgar gestures or language.
4. No use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco (To include vape devices) at any time.
5. No fighting or provoking another player to fight.
6. No poor sportsmanship including, but not limited to:
7. Disrespect is an infraction. Always show respect toward game officials, coaches, teammates, players and fans. Disrespect of others such as public officials, authority figures in businesses that we are visiting (i.e. restaurants, hotels), and officials of the host organizations for the games and tournaments is also considered an infraction.
8. Out of respect, each player must notify one of his coaches if he will be late to or miss a practice and/or game.
9. Social media guidelines
10. Clothing/appearance standards (arriving to and following games).
Framework of Discipline
The following steps will be taken in addressing discipline problems in the sports club. Steps may be combined or skipped depending on the seriousness and persistence of the problems.
1. Coaches or club leaders counsel and pray with the team member. Immediately, short term disciplinary action taken at the coach’s discretion. Reconciliation is to be made for inappropriate behavior before the evening ends.
2. Coaches, board member(s), player and parent(s) have a conference.
3. Disciplinary action (if needed) is taken in keeping with the seriousness of the offense. Suspension will be the major penalty used by the sports club. The second step will be probation and/or further suspension. Suspension time and length will be at the discretion of the coaching staff.
4. Recommendation by the head coach or board members to the Lions Board for expulsion.
Our greatest desire for all INLL players is that they have fun and work hard as a team while bringing honor and glory to God as a result of their efforts. It is with that in mind that we have established these standards of behavior which will be strictly enforced.
Indianapolis Northside Lions Limited has developed a plan for handling players with suspected concussions. This protocol follows the Indiana State Law 20-34-7 and the requirements by our insurance company as directed by the board to put the athlete’s health as our number one priority. Here is a link to the entire code, you are encouraged to open the link and read the law. http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/2010/title20/ar34/ch7.html
The law states in subsection 20-34-7-4: “A player suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in a practice or game shall be removed from play at the time of injury and may not return to play until the student athlete has been evaluated by a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and head injuries. The athlete must receive written clearance from the health care provider to return to play.”
The Plan: Preseason – a standardized concussion assessment will be given to all new players, or players who have sustained a concussion during the previous season. This assessment is good for two years unless the athlete gets a concussion. These results will be given to the player’s coach so that in the event of a suspected concussion during a game, the player can be evaluated to determine if they have sustained a concussion.
Season – if a player takes a hit or has a collision that is determined by the parent concussion team (PCT) to be excessive, that player will be taken out of the game. The PCT will determine, through the behavior of the player, whether or not the player is suspected of a concussion. If they are, that player will not reenter the game, as per the Indiana State law. At this point, the player will be reassessed using the preseason concussion assessment. If the player passes, with no symptoms, that player could return to play that day. If the player exhibits any of the symptoms of a concussion they will not be allowed to return to play and will need to be evaluated by a licensed health care provider before he can return to the court. Parents will be trained to recognize these symptoms.
If during a game, a player gets pulled by the PCT and the concussion test is administered, the following rules apply. If a player is pulled in the first half of the game and is found not to be experiencing any concussion symptoms by the PCT, that player can return to the game in the second half of play. If a player is pulled in the second half of a game and is found not to have any concussion symptoms by the PCT , that player must sit out the remainder of that game but is eligible to play in the next game.
The athlete’s health is the number one priority in these situations. Recovery from a concussion varies for each individual and can be several weeks.
Finally, subsection 7-3 requires that each parent shall sign and return the form acknowledging receipt of the information found within the law. Before your child can play we need this form signed and returned to the Treasurer.
I/We authorize emergency medical treatment for an injury to my/our child if qualified medical personnel consider treatment necessary, providing I am unavailable to respond/advise of my emergency contact is unavailable to respond/advise. Further, I am aware that my child’s participation in basketball is a potentially hazardous activity. I assume all risks associated with participating in this sport, including, but not limited to falls, obstacles in or around the court, and contact with other participants. I agree to indemnify and save harmless the coaches, volunteers, Indianapolis Northside Lions Limited board members, and any other participating or sponsoring organization, and all employees, officials, representatives, and agents from all claims by or on behalf of myself as a result of participation in this program. All such risks are known to me and understood by me.
After submitting this form, you will be emailed an invoice with payment options. Note: your registration is not complete until your payment arrangements are complete.