Why? We want to build up confidence in your kid, and our teammates.
When things get hard - you have a better chance of success. Positivity breeds positivity.
Why? It's not going to go perfect. You will have to push through
and find a way to overcome adversity. Next play mentality.
Why? There is more to life than just basketball. You are representing more than just you.
Sportsmanship is about respect. Building people up and helping others. Doing what is right.
Why? Someone's always going to outwork you. If you want to get better, you have to put in the work.
Respect the game
Why? Life is bigger than basketball. You are representing your teammates, your coaches, your family.
You have to respect that it's a privilege to play basketball at the next level.
It’s a privilege
Why? Not everyone is given this type of opportunity. There are lots of kids that would like to be in your shoes.
They are not given the same opportunities as you.
Why? We are all humans. We are all equal. Love everybody, no matter where you come from.
Giving back to community
Why? Not everyone has what you have. Give your old shoes to some kid who needs them, who doesn't have what you have.
Ask about D2 Kicks for Kids program.
Why? Do the right thing. Your word is your word. When you say you're going to do something, do it.
Cheating will NOT be tolerated. There are no short-cuts.
Why? Being committed to getting better. Be committed to your teammates and your coaches.
Be committed to yourself. Have a desire to get better. You have to want to get better.
Why? Teammates and coaches can count on you. Arrive early, stay late, be prepared.
Don't just show up. Show up with purpose.
HAVE FUN TOGETHER!