Let me start by thanking you for volunteering to coach at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase! Your participation will go a long way in making the event a positive experience for the players, parents and fans in attendance. Please take a few minutes to read the contents of this letter and the other showcase documents.
As a coach at this event, you will receive a showcase T-shirt and access to the Coaches/Media Hospitality Room where you can grab you something to eat and drink throughout the day. You will be expected to wear our camp T-shirt (red) so please coordinate your outfit accordingly. Also, as part of your coach’s packet you will be given an armband which you will need to wear at all times in order to gain access to the hospitality room.
There will be a formal coaches meeting on Saturday at about 8:45am. Until then, I have outlined my expectations below. Over the course of the weekend, you will have several very important responsibilities; these responsibilities will include the following:
-Arrive at your scheduled games early and prepare your team to take the court as soon as the previous game has concluded (we will start games early!).
-Taking an accounting of your roster to insure you have all of the players assigned to you.
-Coaching your team, providing positive feedback to your players and ensuring equal playing time.
-Teaching and developing your players for the short time you have them.
-Evaluating, ranking your players and documenting standout performers.
-Submitting the evaluation sheet with complete, fair and unbiased rankings from 1-10 in a timely manner (See example of evaluation sheet below).
-Advise/disclose any connection with a player that might result in the appearance of favoritism toward that player(s).
-Providing input about players for later post-event reports.
-Support the overall mission and administration of the event.
-Act professional, serve as a positive ambassador for the event and help create a positive experience for players and parents.
As a coach you shall not:
-Trade players with another coach or alter your roster in way without approval from the director.
-Allow yourself to be influenced by players, parents, other coaches or any other outside influences in the evaluation process.
-Allow personal grudges or biases to influence your player evaluations or rankings.
-Leave the event without submitting your completed evaluation sheet.
I know coaching at an event like this is very challenging, but I hope your love of the game and the joy you derive from working with young people makes the challenges worthwhile. Thanks again for your help and support!