As the season continues to roll on, we want to send a gentle reminder of what your role is as a Triple Threat Parent. We adopted a Code of Contact some time ago and want to reinforce what TTA is all about. If you haven’t seen this before, we apologize for not sending this sooner. Please read to the bottom and then one member from each family must digitally acknowledge that the entire family has read and is on board.
We are here for the kid’s development. We provide a platform where your child can build confidence, learn life lessons and most important…have fun playing the best game on earth.
Although competition is at the heart of what we do, winning is not. That is not to say that we don’t want to win every game, but rather the focus of our program is on the process of both teaching and development that if done correctly and accepted by all, will lead to success both on and off the court.
We all want the absolute best for our kids and we are hoping that’s why you chose TTA and our amazing coaches. That choice is ultimately a trust in us that we have your child’s best interest in mind and that you can relax knowing they are in good hands.
We are a mistake friendly program, meaning we encourage kids to make a lot of mistakes so they can learn and improve. Our coaches teach from a positive perspective with the bigger picture in mind—and that is that all of our players love the game so much that they will continue to play as long as they can and want to. For some that will be making the middle school team, for some the high school team, for some that may be playing in college and for some that may be a career in basketball.
Our coaches are instructed that each player that shows up to a game will get playing time–how much playing time is determined by the coach. There are many factors that go into playing time: practice attendance, effort in practice, understanding of the concepts being taught, matchups with the team that is being played, attitude on a daily basis…just to name a few.
Our coaches are here for you, you can ask them at any time about playing time if you have questions and they will be happy to discuss their philosophy and reasons for allocated time. Please do not have these conversations during a game or after a game. These conversations should be had privately via phone/email or set up before/after practices.
We ask that you support each child as your own, trust our coaches and process while focusing on your children building lifelong friendships and having fun. The games and competitive aspect will take care of itself if the above are supported.
Thank you very much for your continued support and understanding. Please take a look below at our Code of Contact and if there is anything that you don’t agree with or doesn’t sit right with you, please feel free to reach out.
We are glad that you can support our Code as it’s best for you, the coaches and most importantly…the kids.
TTA Owner and Director
TTA Parents Code of Conduct
- I will be responsible for my behavior as well as for the behavior of those who attend the game/practices as my guest.
- I hereby pledge to provide positive support, care, and encouragement for my child participating in TTA by following this Parent’s Code of Ethics Pledge.
- I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and official at every game, practice or other youth sports events.
- I will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of a personal desire to win. I will be in control of my emotions.
- I will remain in the spectator area during games/practices. I will insist that my child play in a safe and healthy environment.
- I will support coaches and official working with my child, in order to encourage a positive and enjoyable experience for all.
- I will not advise the coach on how to do their job.
- I will demand a sports environment for my child that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all TTA events. I will not drink alcohol at a game/practice or come to one having drunk too much.
- I will remember that the game is for our youth – NOT ADULTS – and that participation in youth sports is a privilege, not a right. I will show respect for all participants at all times. I will do my very best to make youth sports fun for my child.
- I will not instruct him to harm any other participants.
- I will not coach my child during the game/practice.
- I will ask my child to treat other players, coaches, fans, and officials with respect regardless of race, sex, creed or ability.
- I will not make insulting comments to players, parents, officials, or coaches of either team.
- I promise to help my child enjoy the youth sports experience by doing whatever I can, such as being a respectable fan, assisting with coaching, or providing transportation.
- I will thank coaches, officials, and other volunteers who have conducted the event.