Playing time is to be divided evenly, 50/50 (assuming you have 10 players) over the first 3 quarters. Coaches have greater discretion during the 4th quarter, but we strongly encourage you to keep it 50/50 or, if you do mix it up, keep track of who played in the final quarter and for how long and you should change this up game to game so each player has the opportunity to be on the court in crunch time. Every player needs to start a game and every player needs to play in the 4th quarter of every game, no one should sit out an entire quarter. However, players that do not consistently attend practices and games will not be afforded the minimum playing time per our playing time policies, and further, a poor team commitment may affect whether that player makes a team the following year.
7th and 8th Grade
In 7th grade we require that each player plays a minimum of 40% of the game and for the 8th grade we require a minimum of 35% of the game and again, coaches should try to maximize playing time for all the players. Coaches in these grades will have a little more discretion in rotating their players. Although we are a competitive travel program, we do not want any player "riding the bench" under any circumstance. Also, please be mindful not to designate players as starters. Every player should have the chance to start and finish a game, no one should sit out an entire quarter. However, players that do not consistently attend practices and games will not be afforded the minimum playing time per our playing time policies, and further, a poor team commitment may affect whether that player makes a team the following year.
Alternates attend all practices with their team. They play in games only when one of the regular players on the team is absent. When they play in a game, they are afforded the same minimum playing time as a regular player. In the case of a team with more than one alternate, they rotate games in which they play when a regular player is absent. It is the responsibility of the Team Manager to alert an alternate player when they are invited to play in a game. Alternates are invited to attend all games with their team and sit on the bench if they choose, even if they are not playing; however, they are only eligible to play in that game if the Team Manager has so indicated in advance of the game.
For playoff games, coaches will be allowed more discretion in playing time, including reducing, but not eliminating, minimum playing time requirements.
SYB expects that basketball, and specifically the SYB program, will be the player's primary sports commitment during the basketball season. Parents and players should understand that two unexcused absences from practices or games will likely result in the loss of playing time, at the discretion of the coach, and further unexcused absences could trigger more substantial remedies, at the discretion of the SYB Board.
SYB expects that basketball, and specifically...
Board of Directors
2018-19 Board of Directors
Lauren Grossberg (email@example.com) (President/Secretary and Website/Registrar)
Kevin Hoey (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Boys Coach & Team Manager Liaison)
Sara Matty (email@example.com) (Facilities Reservations)
Jeff Gerson (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Facilities Reservations Assistant)
Lee Miller (email@example.com) (In season home game facilitation/TCBL liaison - 2018)
TBD (In season home game facilitation/TCBL liaison - 2018-2019)
Mei Morin (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Treasurer 2018-2019)
Alana Brown (email@example.com) Treasurer 2019-2020)
David Rosenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Girls Coach & Team Manager Liaison)
1. To be in charge of all the administrative and logistical responsibilities for the team, including:
a. setting the game schedule; b. facilitating ordering of uniforms; c. managing attendance at practices and games; c. designating a volunteer to keep the book and run the clock at home games; and d. reporting game scores to TCBL;
2. To make sure the professional coach understands and properly follows the philosophy, policies, and procedures of Scarsdale Youth Basketball. The manager will make sure the coach understands and follows key things such as minimum playing time requirements, SYB attendance and conduct policies, and TCBL rules and regulations. Also, the manager will make sure the head coach approaches his/her responsibilities in a positive and professional manner consistent with the expectations of the parents and the SYB Board.
3. To be the liaison between the team/coach and the SYB Board.
The team manager and the coach should work together to ensure commitment to the team and respect of the players to each other and to the coach, how parents should communicate any issues, and the positive development of youth.
It is important to note that the manager is not the co-coach and must allow the coach to lead the team at both practices and during the game. The manager may assist the coach as deemed appropriate by the coach, especially if there is an issue the coach cannot handle while he/she is coaching such as an injured player, but the team manager should not be taking on any of the roles normally handled by the coach. If the coach has an emergency or an unanticipated absence from a practice or game, the team manager may then fill in for the coach or find another parent volunteer to do so.
It is the responsibility of each coach and parent to:
1. Realize that the purpose of youth basketball is to promote the physical, mental, moral, social and emotional well-being of the individual players.
2. Emphasizes the proper ideals of, and lead by example in demonstrating sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play.
3. Remember that children play for fun and enjoyment. Always place the emotional and physical well being of players ahead of any personal desire to win. Never ridicule or yell at any children for making mistakes or losing a game.
4. Show cordial courtesy to visiting teams and officials.
5. Respect the property of communities that you are visiting.
6. Respect the integrity and judgment of the referee.
7. Achieve a thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game, the SYBC/TCBL and the basketball organizations we are affiliated with.
8. Show respect for all players, coaches, fans and officials regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.
9. Remember that children need adult role models they can respect. Be generous with your praise when it is deserved and set a good example.
10. Treat each player as an individual, remembering there may be a large spread of physical and emotional development of members of the same team.
11. To the extent practicable, follow the advice of the physician or parent when determining when an injured player is ready to play again.
12. Make a commitment to educate yourself on positive coaching principles and the principles of growth and development of children.
13. Remember that a contest is only a game, not a matter of life or death for any player, coach, official, parent of the SYB/TCBL, and that the game is for children and not adults.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PLAYERS
It is the responsibility of SYB players to show courtesy, respect and sportsmanship to his/her teammates, opponents, referees, coaches and parent volunteers. SYB will not tolerate behavior that is inconsistent with these principles and thus reflects poorly on the SYB program. To the extent that a player's conduct is contrary to these principles and disruptive to the functioning of the team and the enjoyment of his/her teammates, appropriate action will be taken at the discretion of the SYB board.
The name of the corporation shall be the SCARSDALE YOUTH BASKETBALL, INC. (hereinafter the “corporation” or “SYB”).
ARTICLE II – OBJECTIVE
The objective of the corporation shall be to foster, promote, monitor, regulate and advance the sport of basketball to the youth of the community; to establish teams and select coaches; to sponsor, make available and participate in basketball clinics, leagues and related activities for the recreation and well being of the youth of the community; and to teach the fundamentals of sportsmanship, team play, the positive values of competition and the ideals of honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens and to do any other act or thing incidental to or connected with the foregoing purposes or in advancement thereof, as may be permitted by the laws of the State of New York. SYB has not been formed for pecuniary profit or financial gain, and no part of the assets, income or profits of SYB is distributable to, or shall incur to the benefit of, its members, trustees, directors or officers, except to the extent permitted under the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
All players on SYB teams shall be members of the SYB. All children residing in the Village of Scarsdale, or who attend public schools in the Village of Scarsdale, are eligible to play on an SYB team, subject to the rules of the Tri-County Basketball League. Upon the prior approval of the Board of Directors (hereinafter, the “Board”), other children shall be eligible to play on an SYB team pursuant to any policy adopted by the Board.
Parents of players on SYB teams who have paid in full all dues and assessments shall be SYB members. All rights of players under the age of eighteen (18) to attend and participate in meetings are exercisable by a parent or legal guardian of such player. Membership shall not be limited to players on SYB teams and their families. The Board may designate anyone to be a member of SYB. SYB teams shall mean travel basketball teams registered by SYB and other teams in programs designated by the Board, the players on which pay dues to SYB.
Membership dues shall be determined annually by the Board. In the discretion of the Board, dues for a player may include the amount of the league registration fee for such player and/or such player's share of the league registration fee for the player's team. If and to the extent registration fees are not included as part of dues, SYB shall be entitled to assess players. All players on a team shall pay equal amounts in respect of SYB dues and league registration fees.
ARTICLE IV – GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
Definition. A General Membership Meeting is any meeting of the membership of the SYB (including Annual General Membership Meetings and Special General Membership Meetings under Article IV, Section 7 below). A minimum of one General Membership Meeting shall be called per year (see Annual Meeting at Article IV, Section 6 below).
Notice of meeting. Notice of each General Membership Meeting shall be delivered personally, electronically or by mail to each member at the last recorded address at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting setting forth the place, time and purpose of the meeting. In lieu of the above methods, notice may be given in such form as may be authorized by the members, from time to time, at a regularly convened General Membership Meeting.
Quorum. At any General Membership Meeting, the presence in person or representation by absentee ballot of one tenth (10 percent) of the members in good standing (i.e., dues and assessments paid in full) shall be necessary to constitute a quorum. If a quorum is not present, no business shall be conducted.
Voting. Each player in good standing on an SYB team shall be entitled to cast one vote on all matters on which members shall be entitled to vote.
Absentee Ballot. For the expressed purpose of accommodating a member in good standing who cannot be in attendance at any General Membership Meeting at which new Board members will be elected, an absentee ballot may be requested and obtained from the Secretary. The absentee ballot shall be properly completed, signed and returned in a sealed envelope to the Secretary prior to the date of the election. The Secretary shall present all absentee ballots to the Election Chairman (appointed at the meeting, but normally the Chairman of the Nominating Committee) on the date of the meeting prior to the voting portion of the election process.
Annual Meeting of the Members. The annual meeting of the members of SYB shall be held in May each year for the purpose of electing the Board, receiving reports, reviewing the By-Laws, appointing committees, and for the transaction of such business as may properly come before the meeting.
The order of business for meetings of the membership of the members shall be insofar as is practicable, as follows:
Minutes of Previous Meeting
Report of the Treasurer
Report of the Committees
At the Annual Meeting, the members shall elect the number of Directors to the Board as may be needed to fill vacancies due to expiration of term or otherwise. The members shall choose Directors from a slate presented by the Nominating Committee that shall include all candidates nominated by the Nominating Committee and all candidates not nominated by the Nominating Committee but who shall have presented a valid nomination to the Secretary of SYB no less than fourteen (14) days prior to the Annual Meeting. A valid nomination shall be made by a current SYB member.
After the Board is elected, the Board shall meet to elect the officers. After the election, the Board shall assume the performance of its duties on June 1. The Board’s term of office shall continue until its successors are elected and qualified under this section.
The Officers of the Corporation shall include, at a minimum, the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. The Board shall also include a minimum of one active Coach.
At least one (1) month before the Annual Meeting at which any office is to be filled, the President shall appoint a Nominating Committee of at least three members of SYB and shall designate its chairman. The Nominating Committee shall present to the Board and at the Annual Meeting of SYB the names of the persons nominated as Officers and members of the Board.
Special General Membership Meetings. Special General Membership Meetings of the members may be called by the Board or by the Secretary or President at their discretion. Upon the written request of twenty (20) members, the President or Secretary shall call a Special General Membership Meeting to consider a subject specified in the request. No business other than that specified in the notice of the meeting shall be transacted at any Special General Membership Meeting. Such Special General Membership Meeting shall be scheduled to take place not less than twenty (20) days after the request is received by the President or Secretary.
Rules of Order for General Membership Meetings. Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the proceedings of all General Membership Meetings.
Location of Meetings. Meetings shall be held at such place within or without the village of Scarsdale as the Board shall authorize.
ARTICLE VI – BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Authority. The management of the property and affairs of SYB shall be vested in the Board.
Number of Directors and Term of Office. The Board shall be composed of fifteen (15) Members of SYB. Each Director will have a term of three years with terms expiring such that one-third of the Directors are replaced each year. Commencing on the date these By-Laws are approved by the Board, five (5) Directors shall have a term which expires on May 31, 2006, five (5) Directors shall have a term which expires on May 31, 2007 and five (5) Directors shall have a term which expires on May 31, 2008. In no event shall any Director serve on the Board for more than four (4) consecutive years. A Director may be reelected to the Board if he or she has served for no greater than one year. Any individual who has previously served as a Director may also be elected if one complete year has passed since he or she last served as a Director.
Vacancies. If any vacancy occurs in the Board, by death, resignation or otherwise, it may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining Directors at any regular Board meeting or at any Special Board Meeting called for that purpose, and such replacement Director shall serve until the next Annual Meeting, at which a replacement Director shall be elected to complete any term of the Director who vacated that would remain to be served but for the vacancy.
Board Meetings, Notice and Quorum. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held immediately following the Annual Meeting and on such days thereafter as shall be determined by the Board.
The President or the Secretary may, whenever they deem advisable, or the Secretary shall at the request in writing of five (5) Directors issue a written call for a Special Board Meeting. In the case of Special Board Meetings, such notice shall include the purpose of the meeting and no matters not so stated may be acted upon at the meeting.
Notice of each Board meeting shall be given by the Secretary personally, electronically or by mail to each Director at least seven (7) days before the time appointed for the meeting to the last recorded address of each Director.
Eight (8) members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. If a quorum is not present, no business shall be conducted.
Only members of the Board may make motions and vote at meetings of the Board. However, the Board may invite, admit and recognize guests for presentations or comments during Board Meetings.
Duties and Powers. The Board shall have the power to appoint such standing committees as it shall determine appropriate and delegate such powers to them as the Board shall deem advisable and which it may properly delegate.
The Board may adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of its meetings and the management of SYB as it may deem proper, provided such rules and regulations do not conflict with the Certificate of Incorporation or these By-Laws.
Rules of Order for Board Meetings. Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the proceedings of all Board meetings. Any one or more members of the Board or members of any committee may participate in a meeting of the Board or committee by means of a conference telephone or similar communications equipment allowing all persons participating in the meeting to hear each other at the same time. Participation by such means shall constitute presence at a meeting.
ARTICLE VII – DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE BOARD
Appointments. The Board may appoint such other officers or agents as it may deem necessary or desirable, and may prescribe the powers and duties of each. Appointed officers or agents shall have no vote on actions taken by the Board unless such individuals have been elected to the Board by the membership or have been elected to fill a vacancy on the Board. Officers with the roles in this Article VII, Section 2 shall be required to be elected Directors of the Board. They shall serve a one year term, renewable for one additional year, if they continue to be a Director, at the discretion of the Board.
The Officers of SYB and their duties and responsibilities shall be as follows:
President. The President shall preside at all meetings of SYB. All committees of SYB shall be nominated by the President with the advice and approval of the Board. The President shall be entitled to be a member of all committees, with full right to vote therein.
The President may call and conduct conferences of Officers and the Board of SYB, and shall perform such other duties as are commonly performed by the chief executive of a voluntary organization, or as may be assigned to him or her by the Board. The President shall be responsible for the general management of the affairs of SYB with the concurrence of the Board, and shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board are carried out.
The President shall have the power to authorize funds to be disbursed for the purchase of uniforms, athletic equipment, insurance, gym time, for normal or recurring expenses and for emergency purposes, at his or her discretion, subject to policies established in advance of such actions by the Board. Disbursements for other purposes (e.g., clinics or social events) must be approved by the Board.
Vice-President(s). There may be up to two Vice Presidents, with such designations as the Board may approve. The Vice President, or if there shall be more than one, the Vice Presidents, shall perform all the duties of the President during the latter's absence or disability, and the Vice President designated to act in the absence of the President shall succeed to the office of President in the event of withdrawal or resignation of the President for any reason. Each Vice President shall also perform such other duties as may be assigned to him or her by the President or the Board.
Secretary. The Secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings of the Board, attend to all correspondence and keep the corporate records of SYB. The Secretary shall also perform the usual duties of such office, and be subject to the directions of the President and the Board.
Registrar. The Registrar shall organize the registration of members and players, maintain up-to-date membership lists and rosters of players for all SYB teams, and coordinate and supervise the registration of players and teams with leagues. The Registrar shall pass along to the Treasurer all funds received in connection with the registration process, and work with the Treasurer and other Officers to develop and maintain accurate rosters and membership information. The Board may appoint an Assistant Registrar or one or more registrars with respect to one or more specific leagues to perform such duties as may be assigned to him or her by the President or the Board. The Board may also authorize the President or a committee to hire a person to serve as a Registrar or Assistant Registrar in which event such person will not be an Officer.
Treasurer. The Treasurer shall receive all membership dues and shall have the care and custody of all the funds of SYB, which shall be disbursed by the Treasurer only upon the order of the President. The Treasurer shall submit reports at the General Meetings and shall render special reports whenever requested to do so by the President or the Board. The Treasurer shall deposit all funds in the name of SYB in such bank or banks as may be designated by the Board.
Accurate and complete records of all financial transactions shall be kept by the Treasurer in accordance with good bookkeeping practices and State and Federal regulations.
3. (a) The Board may create and appoint (or authorize by resolution, the President, to create and appoint) members of SYB to permanent and temporary committees to assist in the purposes and objects of SYB. Any such appointments by the President are subject to approval and review by the Board. The committees shall perform such functions and make such reports as the President or Board shall determine. Such committees, other than the Nominating Committee, may consist of one or more persons.
(b) The term of appointment of such committees shall not exceed one (1) year, but the number of terms of service of a person to the same committee shall not be limited by these By-laws. A committee chairperson's or committee person's appointment may be terminated at any time by a majority vote of the Board.
(c) A committee may act by mail, telephone, e-mail or otherwise as it may wish or as the President or Board may direct.
ARTICLE VIII – TEAM ADMINISTRATION
The Board shall be authorized to adopt guidelines or rules governing teams, competitions, tournaments and special events. Without limiting the foregoing, the Board shall have the power to designate age limits in competition and to establish qualifications for and to adopt guidelines or rules with respect to the selection of players, teams, Coaches and Assistant Coaches; and all Coaches and Assistant Coaches serve at the pleasure of, and can be removed at any time by, the Board. The Board shall have the power to establish rules pertaining to assessments and governing the finances of SYB teams, including but not limited to the identification of permissible uses and applications of assessments. Any assessment by a Coach for any purpose or use not so expressly permitted shall be prohibited, unless a parent of each and every player on the Coach's team shall have unanimously agreed to such assessment or unless such assessment shall have been approved in advance by the President.
The SYB shall have the power to sponsor or participate in one or more leagues, to set up rules related thereto, and to enforce the rules and regulations of such leagues and the associations with which such leagues are affiliated.
All Coaches shall be or become members of the SYB.
The name, SCARSDALE YOUTH BASKETBALL, or any abbreviation or derivation, shall not be used by any person, group or organization without the express written consent of the SYB.
All teams designated officially by the Board shall have equal rights to practice times, equipment, uniforms, teaching sessions and any other considerations in the performance of a team, subject to such reasonable rules as the Board may from time to time establish.
ARTICLE IX – Discipline; Expulsion
The Board shall have the power to deal with violations of the rules and regulations of SYB or any league, tournament or provider of fields or other facilities in which a SYB team participates, or any regional, state or national body or association directly or indirectly governing any of the foregoing or to which any thereof are affiliated or with misconduct by, and to discipline, any of its Coaches, players, teams or members, including expulsion, imposition of reasonable fines and suspensions and, if deemed appropriate, reinstatement.
All players/parents that falsify birth certifications or their residency will be dropped from SYB immediately.
ARTICLE X – Fiscal Year
The fiscal year of SYB shall be the calendar year.
Article XI – Indemnification
The corporation shall, to the fullest extent permitted under the laws of the State of New York, as the same may from time to time be amended: (i) indemnify the Officers and members of the Board of the corporation, and the chairperson and members of each committee, from and against any and all judgments, fines, amounts paid in settlement, and reasonable expenses, including attorneys' fees, actually and necessarily required by such Officer, member of the Board or committee chairperson or member as a result of any action or proceeding, or any appeal therein, to the extent such amounts may be indemnified under said laws; and (ii) pay to any Officer, member of the Board, committee chairperson or member in advance of the final disposition of any civil or criminal action or proceeding, the expenses incurred by such Officer, member of the Board committee chairperson or member in defending such action or proceeding. The indemnification and advancement of expenses provided for herein shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which the Officer, member of the Board, committee chairperson or member seeking indemnification or advancement of expenses may be entitled under any agreement, vote of disinterested [members of the] Board, or otherwise, and shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be an Officer, member of the Board, committee chairperson or member and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs and personal representatives of the Officer, member of the Board, committee chairperson or member seeking indemnification. The provisions of these By-Laws shall not be interpreted to restrict the Board from indemnifying or advancing expenses to any Officer, member of the Board, or committee chairperson or member seeking indemnification. The provisions of these By-Laws shall not be interpreted to restrict the Board from indemnifying or advancing expenses to any Officer, member of the Board, or committee chairperson or member or other person if the Board shall determine such indemnification or advancement of expenses to be appropriate in the specific instance.
Article XVII – Amendments
These By-Laws may be amended or revised by the Board or by the members at any regular or special meeting; provided that any amendment adopted by the Board can be rescinded or further amended by the members. Amendments adopted by the Board must be approved by at least two-thirds (2/3) of the Board; and amendments adopted by the members must be approved, at a meeting at which at least ten percent (10%) of the members are present, by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the members present, provided notice, including a copy or summary of the proposed amendment, was given fourteen (14) days prior to such meeting.
SCARSDALE YOUTH BASKETBALL, INC.