Lee District Basketball Association

House Recreational Program

This information pertains to the House Rec League format Ages 7 through 18.

REGISTRATION INFO: The LDBA Recreational League offers Online Registration. On-line registration is available on the Home Page Under the REGISTRATION. The league will accept walk-in registrations only on a first come first serve basis during the first 2 days of the player assessments for a given season. Therefore to avoid additional processing charges, please use the online registration method. During the Fall/Winter months for Young Men, LDBA encourages you to try out for their respective high school teams, but register with LDBA in order to hold a spot in case the high school team does not work out. This ensures that you have a place to play. If you are fortunate to make the high school team and remitted payment, a full montery refund will be provided with confirmation of high school placement in these cases only. Online registration targets are:

LENGTH OF SEASONS: WInter Season - November through the beginning of March. Two practices a week before the Game Schedule begins. In January, two games and one practice a week. (One game on a weeknight and one on either Saturday on Sunday) are possible and depends on the county permitted usage. Tournament for the older divisions begins in February and the season is rounded out with an All-Star Game for all divisions in March. Divisions and teams are decided upon registration participation. LDBA is unique in that we provide an entire winter season of activities for our children.

Spring Season - March through the beginning of June. All games and practices are on weeknights. Two practices a week before the Game Schedule begins, then one practice and one game per week for 6 weeks. Some coaches have been known to hold additional practice is gym space is available that are optional.

Fall Season - September(after the public school year begins) through October. All games and practices are on the weeknights. Two practices a week before the Game schedule begains, then one practice and one game per week for 6 weeks. Some coaches have been known to hold additional practice if gym space is available that are optional. This is a good opportunity to shake the summer rust off for all those heading into either Winter High School, or Competitive.

PRACTICE & GAME TIMES: Before the game schedule begins, we will try to allot each team two weeknight practices. After the games are underway, we target to have one practice & 1 to 2 game(s). Winter Season, there are games on Saturday between the hours of 8am and 7pm with the possibility of some weeknight. Games during the week will start about 6:15PM and another game about 7:30PM. We try to have the younger players play the earlier weeknight games and provide the earlier practices slots.. For all age groups except the Elementary (Ages 7/9) we will have a 10-12 game regular season (based on usage permits) with a single elimination tournament at the end of the season. The Elementary (7/9) division will have a 10 game schedule only. All players in the 7/9 division will receive some type of award for participation. Usage permits are provided by Fairfax County and given in 3 hours blocks. These are for various Lee District area schools. Practices are broken into 1.5 hours blocks and provided to coordinators for distribution to their respective division coaches. Practices are handed out on a monthly basis to help with planning purposes during the winter season. For the entire season for Fall and Spring as the games schedules are made.

EQUIPMENT: The league will provide reversible game jerseys or Colored T-Shirts depending on age division. Those are yours to keep. Coaches will be provided access to: 2 balls for use throughout the season, first-aid kit (available on clock bag on location), coach's handbook (on website), and shirt. It is the Coaches, and coordinator's responsibility to inform LDBA Administration if supplies need to be replaced. Coaches are no longer required to provide a refundable deposit to the league for the equipment "rental". Basketballs are the coaches to keep and utilize through the seasons. If you would like to return them, this can be done at the end of season to the Administrator's home. Due to schools lack of maintenance regarding in-house scoreboards, LDBA has gone to using portable clocks instead of the scoreboard available at some schools. Clock pick-up and drop-off is the responsibility of the coaches, and a schedule is created and posted on the LDBA website. Please ensure that you become familiar with this schedule.

HOW ARE TEAMS FORMED: After the Player Assessment Nights, the evaluation committee will "rank" the player's individual skills and provide the overall ranking information to the Overall Commissioner. A blind draft will take place based on the evaluation committee's information, and some coaches input. The Evaluation committee was iinstituted to keep the teams as balanced as possible. Please keep in mind, this is a Recreational League. Because of the above, the league will/can not guarantee any car pool or friend requests but will take requests into consideration. Basketball, unlike other team sports only has 5 active players at a time. Team equality can be jeopardized if the assessments and draft is not monitoring closely, causing children to become discouraged. LDBA's mission is to avoid this at all costs, however, we will be looking into creative ways to try and honor these types of requests more.

REFUND POLICY: LDBA does not have a refund policy as a general rule, but if requests are received, then they are reviewed at one time by the board and will be dealt with on an individual basis. Monetary refunds are highly unlikely, credits may be issued for upcoming season participation.. Requests for Refunds will not be reviewed or considered after the player assessment nights have begun for a given season. Any questions regarding this contact the President Rhon Reid

BUILDING DIRECTORS: Each team will be required to have at least two building directors. The coach must be one and one volunteer. To become a building director, you must register online through our volunteer application, watch a 13-minute video located on our web site and take a short easy test online. The test results are sent to Fairfax County Recreation Department. If the test was passed, then Fairfax County will email you PDF of the certificate in which needs to be forwarded to LDBA via email. Reference materials are also included in the email sent by the county. A building director's main responsibilities are tp make sure the gyms and schools we use are shown respect, while in LDBA use and to report any and all abuse. LDBA has the necessity for Saturday Building Directors to monitor our bigger facilities. If you are interested in being paid for your time. Please email the LDBA. The county has changed their procedures for VBD certification. You now will need to print your certification online immediately after taking the test. This is all available through a link on the LDBA website under the volunteer building director section.

 
Code of Conduct

Each player, parent, coach and official will be required to sign a Code of Conduct Agreement. This agreement will state that good sportsmanship is more important than winning. Any player, coach, official, or parent who violates the code will be subject to dismissal from the league, or the possibility of forfeiture of games. Any player, coach, official, or parent dismissed from the league will receive no refund.

The Code of Conduct is a part of the online registration application that you agreed to by submitting your child's registration. If you would like to review, please SEE the CoC Commitment section.

Code of Conduct Violations are grounds for suspensions or ejections from LDBA activities for players, parents/fans, and coaches.


Player's Code of Conduct Commitment

1 Conduct yourself with honor and dignity at all times. (Your actions reflect on your team, club, community association, and basketball)
2 Be fair always no matter what the outcome.
3 Know and obey the laws of the game & Lee District Basketball Association.
4 Work for the good of the team.
5 Accept the decisions of the officials/referees with good grace.
6 Be generous when your team wins.
7 Be graceful when your team loses.
8 Never encourage, condone or participate in any activities that may intentionally injury players/spectators, or damage basketball facilities.
9 Develop and encourage an appreciation of the game of Basketball.
10 Never comsume alcohol at LDBA sponsored activities (especially in the presence of players) or allow it to be comsumed during any LDBA sponsored activites including, but not limited to, practices, and games. Never be in an inebriated state at any LDBA sponsored activities including, but not limited to practices and games.
11 Never encourage, tolerate or indulge in substance abuse.
12 Refrain from the use of foul or abusive language at all times while participating in LDBA sponsored activities.

Parent's Code of Conduct Commitment
1 Conduct yourself with honor and dignity at all times. (Your actions reflect on the team, club, community association, and basketball)
2 Be fair always, no matter what the outcome.
3 Know and obey the laws of the game & Lee District Basketball Association.
4 Work for the good of the team.
5 Accept the decisions of the officials/referees with good grace.
6 Be generous when your team wins.
7 Be graceful when your team loses.
8 Believe in the honesty of your opponents.
9 Let them play; remember that you are not a player on this team.
10 Support your team, coaches and representatives. (Discuss issues in private)
11 Never encourage, condone or participate in any activities that may result in injuries to players and spectators, or result in damage to basketball facilities.
12 Develop and encourage an appreciation of the game of Basketball.
13 Support the Basketball community.
14 Never comsume alcohol at LDBA sponsored activities (especially in the presence of players) or allow it to be comsumed during any LDBA sponsored activites including, but not limited to, practices, and games. Never be in an inebriated state at any LDBA sponsored activities including, but not limited to practices and games.
15 Never encourage, tolerate or indulge in substance abuse.
16 Refrain from the use of foul or abusive language at all times while participating in LDBA sponsored activities.
17 Lead by Example. Obey and support the LDBA policies, such as the No Food and Drink policy.

Coach's Code of Conduct Commitment
1 Conduct yourself with honor and dignity at all times. (Your actions reflect on the team, club, community association, and basketball)
2 Be fair always no matter what the outcome.
3 Know and obey the laws of the game & Lee District Basketball Association.
4 Work for the good of the team.
5 Accept the decisions of the officials/referees with good grace.
6 Be generous when your team wins.
7 Be graceful when your team loses.
8 Believe in the honesty of your opponents.
9 Let them play; remember that you are not a player on the team.
10 Support your team, club and representatives. (Discuss issues in private)
11 Never encourage, condone or participate in any activities that may cause injuries to players and spectators, or result in damage to basketball facilities.
12 Develop and encourage an appreciation of the game of Basketball.
13 Support the Basketball community.
14 Remember that you are coaching youth and help them to develop both physically and mentally.
15 Accept responsibility for the actions of your team, and conduct of the parents and representatives.
16 Never comsume alcohol at LDBA sponsored activities (especially in the presence of players) or allow it to be comsumed during any LDBA sponsored activites including, but not limited to, practices, and games. Never be in an inebriated state at any LDBA sponsored activities including, but not limited to practices and games.
17 Never encourage, tolerate or indulge in substance abuse.
18 Refrain from the use of foul or abusive language at all times while participating in LDBA sponsored activities.
19 Report issues or what you suspect as issues immediately to the appropriate League official.