Dear West Boca Parents:
The Board of Directors of West Boca Basketball thanks all of you for your continued support of our regular League programs. Our Fall 2012 enrollment is projected to be between 850 and 950 children, ranging from age 5 to 18 participating in 14 separate divisions of our League. We hope that you found our online registration process to be simple and fast. Make sure to let us know if you had any difficulty enrolling your child.
For schedules for our Fall season, please visit the schedule page.
Everyone who registers in a timely manner gets an opportunity to play in WBB (unless you register late and end up on a waiting list!), regardless of previous experience or skill level. We realize that everyone wants to compete in an environment where each team has a chance to win their game each weekend. Despite our best efforts at creating fair teams, WBB CANNOT GUARANTEE which teams will be stronger, nor do we have a crystal ball to predict that a team may not be strong enough to win ANY games. With that in mind, every parent should enroll their child(ren) after having a discussion about ATTITUDE, EFFORT and TEAMWORK. Teams can have a fantastic season and still have a record of 1-9 or even 0-10, if the coaches and players work together to do their best. We have seen many examples over the years where teams with losing records have shown tremendous improvement throughout their season, while an undefeated team in the same age group really didn’t have to work hard because by a stroke of good fortune, they had lots of good players. Parents, if you teach your children that WINNING is the only thing that matters, you are setting your children up for a miserable time if they happen to be on a team that isn’t strong enough to win many games. Let’s all work together to create a club-like environment for each team this Fall, 2012 season, so that our community’s children can experience the joy of basketball, WIN or LOSE!
Meanwhile, the events at Penn State University this spring have brought new attention to the importance of our League’s regular process of conducting Background Checks on those in leadership positiions. This Fall, we are broadening the process to include assistant coaches. One of the ways this impacts everyone is that from this point forward, only those who have passed a background check and been approved by League Administration will be allowed to sit with the team during their games or conduct drills during practices or prior to games. We ask all parents to please respect this policy for the good of WBB.
As a reminder, schedules for the upcoming season will not be available until a few days prior to the first weekend of games, which will be September 15 & 16. On behalf of our Board of Directors, for those of you with children who are participating in the current season, good luck for the remainder of the season!
West Boca Basketball