Philosophy

Overall Philosophy:
The philosophy of the Warrington-Warwick Girls Basketball shall be to teach, foster and perpetuate the game of basketball on the youth level, and enhance our youth’s physical, mental, and emotional growth through the sport. We are dedicated to providing players with a positive, realistic game experience, through quality coaching, officiating, and practice opportunity. The program shall be structured with a focus on fun and learning, for all interested youth within the boundaries served by WWGB. The program shall strive for team parity within the intramural program, to ensure a positive and fun learning environment is maintained. WWGB basketball programs shall be founded upon principles where all participants learn the game, have fun, and receive fair playing time as described within this document. This program is a “participation program” rather than a “competition program”.

The Purpose of the Travel Program: The WWGB Travel program has three main objectives. First, it is designed to improve the learning environment, team parity, and competitiveness of the intramural program by removing the top players from the league. If left in the intramural program, these players have a level of skill that typically results in game domination. Once removed from the intramural league, the remaining players have an opportunity to develop their skills controlling the ball, and as leaders on the court. Accordingly, travel players are not allowed to also play in the WWGB intramural program. Secondly, the travel program will allow the top players to further develop their skills as they routinely play against teams with a similar skill mix. WWGB will not sponsor All Star Teams that are outside of the WWGB travel program.

Travel Program Playing Time Requirements:
WWGB is founded upon the principles of learning and fun. As such, fair playing time will be the guiding principles in specifying playing time, not winning. Each player must play at least one quarter, defined by the total minutes of playing time. There may be times when the playing time may not be exactly equal due to game conditions but the coach will do their best to meet this objective. Players selected to the travel team are entitled to the playing time requirements to ensure their development. In most cases, 5 best players can win a game however, this organization is obligated to ensure that all players selected to a team, gain experience and skill. These players, by being the best in their grade division, have earned a right to play. By enrolling in the travel program, these talented children will not be afforded an opportunity to receive playing time in the intramural program. The playing time minimum may be modified by the coach if a player exhibits disruptive behavior, or demonstrates a lack of commitment to the team by not attending practices and games. In these cases, the Travel Program Director shall be notified and shall approve the modified playing time circumstances.

The Purpose of the Intramural Program: To provide the youth served by WWGB, an opportunity to learn the game of basketball, and enhance physical, mental, and emotional growth through the sport. The program is based on fun and learning, with a participation philosophy rather than a 'win' philosophy.

Description of the Intramural Program: The program shall provide players with a positive, realistic game experience, through quality coaching, officiating, and practice opportunity. The program shall be structured with a focus on fun and learning, for all interested youth within the boundaries served by WWGB. The program shall strive for team parity within the intramural program, to ensure a positive, and fun learning environment is maintained. Rather than a ‘win’ philosophy, all WWGB basketball programs shall be founded upon principles where all participants learn the game, have fun, and receive fair playing time as described within this document.
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