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2020 -2021 Winter Basketball

Head Coach

Basketball Coach Information

Coach Registration

All head coaches must register online (free). This registration sets up your team page and allows you to invite players and assistant coaches to join your team. Coach registration can be done by clicking on the "Coach & Volunteer Registration" link in the module above. If you are the head coach of more than one team, please make sure that you sign up for all divisions/teams during the registration process.

Background Check

In addition to the online registration, coaches must also fill out an online volunteer background check. Please e-mail [email protected] to get the link to complete the online form.  Put "Basketball Coach Background Check" in the subject line. Please submit all other basketball questions to [email protected] 

Ministry Safe Training

At Prestonwood Baptist Church, we require all staff members and volunteers to complete the Ministry Safe Sexual Abuse Awareness Training before participating in our programs. After registering to coach, you will be sent a training link to complete the online training. You must complete this video training and quiz before you are scheduled to serve. Upon completion, please take a screenshot of the Certificate of Completion and e-mail it to [email protected] to speed up the process of approving you to coach.

Why is the Ministry Safe Training now required?

Because federal legislation has been enacted arising out of abuse discovered in a number of different sporting organizations: USA Gymnastics and USA Taekwondo to name a few. That legislation contains several provisions designed to reduce the risk of sexual molestation of minors in sports. Certain organizations are required to adhere to each provision and other organizations have less-stringent requirements. All organizations, however, can look to the provisions as establishing best practices as they relate to youth, sports and abuse prevention. These provisions include the creation and enforcement of policies and procedures to prevent abuse, as well as periodic training in the obligation to report and identify abuse.

Prestonwood takes its responsibility to step out against child abuse very seriously.  We also recognize that other churches and organizations look to Prestonwood for leadership and guidance as we strive to be proactive, rather than reactive, in addressing concerns such as these. We believe that we have an obligation to follow best practices. As mentioned, one of those best practices is training.  Prestonwood has partnered with Ministry Safe, a local expert in the field, to offer training and assist with the creation of policies. 

We hope this helps clarify why PSO has begun requiring volunteers to complete this training. We are all troubled by the harsh realities of abuse, and will always do what we can to prevent abuse. Training to raise awareness is one step we can take to protect those children in our care.

Steps for Head Coaches to Register

  1. Create a new account on this website if you have never logged in, or log in with existing credentials by using the buttons at the top right of the page.
  2. Click on "Coach Sign Up" in the main bar at the top of any page, or "Sign Up" in the top module on this page, and then click on "Volunteer Now."
  3. Select the division(s) in which you want to coach. If you coach more than one team, please select all the divisions that apply and then click "Continue" at the bottom of the page.
  4. Select yourself to be the head coach.
  5. Enter your remaining information. This is where you will enter your team name.
  6. Your team page is created! Go to your team page and click on the "Roster" tab. Then click on the "Manage Roster Invites" button. From here you can invite players and assistant coaches to your team by entering their e-mail address. This page also tells you how many players have joined your team and what the minimum and maximum players per team are. Plus, the team code is on this page. You can pass out this code to anyone whom you would like to join your team. When you enter e-mail addresses on this page, each e-mail will already include the team code. Tell the parents of your players not to pass out the team code to anyone who is not on your roster or that person will be able to register for your team.

Coaches, keep in mind that there is a maximum of 10 players per team (8 in Pre-K divisions). If you played in our league last season, you must invite all of your players back to play for you. If you have an open spot, you can fill it with a new player of your choice; however, in most cases, any player that played on another team in our league last season is not eligible to play on your team. Please read the rules (link below) for complete details.

Coach's Manual

Click here for a link to the coach's manual.

Devotional

Click here for a link to the devotional book.

Rules

Except where the rules unique to PSO apply, play is governed by the National Federation of State High School Association Rules Book for the current year. Click here if you would like to order a NFHS rule book.

NBA (3rd-6th Grade) Division Score Sheet - PDF

NBA (3rd-6th Grade) Division Score Sheet - Word Document

Devotional Guide

Each coach will receive a PSO Devotional Guide that will provide weekly lessons for your team. Coaches are required to lead their team through the devotional book throughout the PSO basketball season.

Practice Sign-Up

PSO provides one hour of practice time each week in the Prestonwood Sports & Fitness Center.  Coaches will sign up on a first-come, first-served basis at the PSO basketball coaches meeting. However, a coach may request a practice time early by completing the following items:

  • Register online as a coach (see coach registration process above).
  • Complete the online background check (see "Background Check" above).
  • Complete the Ministry Safe Training (link will be sent to you after you register as a coach if you have not previously completed the training – this training is good for two years and covers all leagues). Take a screenshot of the certificate of completion and e-mail it to [email protected]
  • Submit by e-mail a complete roster to [email protected]
  • Get the players on your roster to register. Your team roster must have between 7 and 10 players and you must have 100 percent of those players registered in order to secure an early practice time. You can invite players and assistant coaches to your team through your team roster page (see step 6 below for getting to this page). By October 14, the last roster submitted becomes your official roster, and PSO has the right to start adding players to the rosters of teams with low number of players (see rules for more details).
  • Once registered as a coach, you can go to your team page to check your roster of players. Log in with your normal registration login, then click on "My Account" in the top right, then click on the "Volunteer" tab under your name.  The teams to which you have been assigned will be listed there, and you can click on them to go to the team page to see your roster. To see contact information, you will have a link on your roster page that says "Print Roster." This link is only visible to coaches who have been assigned to the team. 
  • When you have completed the first five items above, please e-mail [email protected] for confirmation. When all items are confirmed as complete, you will be sent a confirmation e-mail that includes practice information questions. Please check the available practice times via the links below to help answer the questions.

Referees

Paid referees from the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Officials Association officiate our NBA divisions (grades 3–6) and NCAA divisions (grades 1–2). In our Pre-K Boys and our Pre-K–K Girls divisions, the coaches of the teams officiate their own games.  

Coaches Meeting

Coaches will be required to attend a coaches’ meeting where a clear message will be provided regarding the mission of the PSO Basketball League, league rules, expectations, etc. All coaches will be expected to attend and sign a statement of understanding. Coaches’ meeting dates are listed on the Key Dates page. You must attend one of the mandatory meetings.

Post-Season Tournament

There will be a post-season tournament in the NBA (grades 3–6) divisions. Participation in this tournament is an added bonus and not a right. It is not guaranteed that all teams will make it into the tournament (at least four teams from each division will qualify for the post-season tournament). Seeding in this tournament will be determined based on win/loss records during the regular season.  In the event of ties, the online standings may not be correct (please check the official rules for tie-breaker rules). Teams will only advance to the post-season tournament if they can field a team of at least five players and one coach at the Skills Clinic (please check key dates for date and time). The tournament is a single-elimination tournament. Failure to attend the Skills Clinic is considered a loss in the tournament.

Uniforms

The registration fee does not include player uniforms. PSO has a preferred provider relationship with Cardinal's Sport Center (4817 W. Park Blvd., Plano, Texas). Through this relationship, orders must be placed by the coach for the team. Coaches must follow the uniform order process.

Uniform Ordering Process

  • Coach fills out and submits order form and payment to Cardinal's prior to the deadline.
  • Cardinal's will contact the coach when the uniforms are ready for pick up.
  • Coach or team representative picks up uniforms from Cardinal's in Plano.
  • Coach or team representative distributes the uniforms to the team at a practice or time and place of choice.

PSO Basketball Uniform – Coach Orders

Optional items may be available to parents when they order uniforms. If you would like your team to order shooting shirts, socks, etc. as a team, then make sure you stop by Cardinal's to work out the details and then communicate with your team. You will need to note those items on the order form. You can also order wristbands (NCAA Teams) and coach shirts through Cardinal's but, again, will need to work that out with Cardinal's. If you have any questions about these items, please contact Cardinal's Sport Center through the contact information on the form. The order form will be submitted according to the instructions on the form. Your only option this year will be to place the entire order for the team and pay for it at one time. If you prefer to not use a personal credit card, you can collect cash from the team. Cardinal's will not take more than one check for the order. 

NCAA (Grades Pre-K–2) Forms
NCAA Wrist Band Information
Roster Form (must be submitted with order form)
NCAA Uniform Order Form

NBA (Grades 3–6) Forms
Roster Form (must be submitted with order form)
NBA Uniform Order Form

PSO Basketball Uniform – Parent Orders

Parents, If you are on a returning team and have a uniform that fits from last year, please check with your team coach to see if you are ordering new uniforms this year or using last year's uniform. If using the same uniform as last season, you do not need to order a uniform unless you need a replacement piece or a new item. Again, check with your coach before placing your order. All players must order a T-shirt and star pack to give to the coach. The coach will hand out stars after each game. The stars will be ironed on to the sleeve of the T-shirt.  

Once the coach has decided on the team uniforms, he/she will communicate that information to the team. PSO will not be able to answer uniform questions. Please contact your coach.

Cardinal Sports Uniform Information

4817 W. Park Blvd.
Plano, Texas 75093
(972) 985-1144

Located in the shopping center at the northeast corner of Park Blvd. and Preston Road

League

Replacements for last year's uniforms

Package cost per player

Requirements

NCAA (Grades Pre-K–2)

Available through Cardinal's

Reversible Jersey $27
(PSO logo on front)
Shorts (not reversible) $8
T-Shirt w/PSO logo $7
Total $42

*Uniforms must include the PSO logo.Cardinal's is the only authorized dealer to apply the logo.
*T-Shirt is required by rule under the jersey for boys and girls.

NBA (Grades 3–6)

Available through Cardinal's

Reversible Jersey $39
(Team Name on Jersey)
Reversible Shorts $20
T-shirt w/PSO logo $7
Total$66

*Same requirements as above.
*Numbers required on front and back of jersey.
*The increase in cost is due to higher quality uniform and team names on jerseys.

 

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