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Last Season’s Young Men, coaches & officials
http://bhstakesports.blogspot.com Version 1.4, Printed February 9, 2008
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“He that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another.” (3 Ne. 11:29.)
“Wherefore, verily I say unto you that all things unto me are spiritual, and not at any time have I given unto you a law which was temporal” (D&C 29:34)
“Church sports activities have a unique central purpose much higher than the development of physical prowess, or even victory itself. It is to strengthen faith, build integrity, and develop in each participant the attributes of his maker.” -Nov 1988, Ensign
"Recreation—good Latter-day Saint recreation—is one of the devices by which we may help the young people of this Church to learn and love the gospel of the Lord, Jesus Christ, and thereby learn to live righteously" -Elder Mark E. Petersen
Brethren, let’s take the necessary steps to rekindle sportsmanship, to emphasize participation, and to strive for the development of a Christlike character in each individual.
-Elder Thomas S. Monson
“While many people play a game for the enjoyment of playing, some people have an appetite for competition and a desire to win that takes precedence over anything else. They’re so occupied with winning that they put their emotions on the front burner, and courtesies go to the back. We need to continually remind team members that a major purpose of the Church sports program is to offer a wholesome opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities that involve play and competition. While we need to promote a high level of play, we also need to remember we’re not playing professional ball. We can still keep the goal of playing well, and do it gracefully and within the rules.” “An individual’s character shows itself more readily in the field of competition than in just about any other phase of life. As we commit ourselves to the gospel and its ramifications, we need to consciously remember what we represent. Even though we might be clothed differently in a sacrament meeting than in a sports contest, we’re still the same people, and we still represent the Savior. Our job is to be worthy of that honor, whatever our activities may be.” -Brother Thorstenson Activities Committee
Val Hale, Former BYU Athletic Director What does the Lord think of poor sportsmanship in athletics? Some might argue that sports are insignificant in the eternal scheme of things and that yelling at referees or at opposing players and
throwing tantrums on the field are relatively harmless acts. But the scriptures are very clear in explaining that the Lord deplores contention of any kind. The Lord certainly must be concerned about our attitudes and the unkind words we hurl at officials and others. Good sportsmanship can prevail if we each do our part to be good sports and to let others know that rude, un-Christlike behavior is unacceptable—especially in athletics. Following are some ideas that, when implemented, help make athletic events more enjoyable for everyone: 1. Don’t allow teammates to behave in an unsportsmanlike manner. Peer pressure is a powerful influence and can be utilized to create a positive atmosphere at sporting events. Before each season, players should agree among themselves that they will not tolerate unsportsmanlike conduct on their team. If a player objects to a call or engages in an argument with an opponent, teammates need to express their concern to the player immediately, helping him to recognize that angry words are unacceptable. 2. Help officials by making honor calls. Honor calls are encouraged in Church sports and ought to be more prevalent at all levels of athletics. Officials cannot see all the action at once. Such honesty takes controversy out of calls, especially close plays, and makes officiating much easier. 3. Praise officials when they make good calls—even if they go against your team—and accept the fact that officials aren’t perfect. Every official makes mistakes, and Church officials often receive only brief basic training. Generally, officials know when they have made a bad call, but there is little that can be done to change a call once it has been made. 4. Compliment the opposition after a good play or game. We often get so caught up in the heat of competition that we fail to acknowledge a good play by the opposition. Kind words like “Nice shot” or “Good block,” spoken to an opponent, will not hurt your team’s performance and will promote friendly competition. 5. Don’t make excuses for poor play or losses. After a loss, players sometimes blame the defeat on anything but their own performance. Officials, scorekeepers, bad lighting, and poor equipment end up being scapegoats.
6. Coaches must set an example of good sportsmanship. Coaches are responsible for the actions of their teams. They set the tone for the game. Coaches of youth, in particular, have a vital responsibility to teach their players the importance of good sportsmanship. The memory of a coach angrily confronting an umpire will remain with a young player much longer than the memory of the team losing the game. 7. Make certain each contest begins with prayer. A prayer before a game has a calming influence. It helps put the game in perspective and reminds players of the need for good sportsmanship. 8. Use properly trained officials. Church athletic officials should be called and set apart by their priesthood leaders. Adequate training must accompany the call. We need to remember that most Church officials are volunteers who are trying to do their best at a very difficult job. 9. Don’t tolerate bad sportsmanship by friends and family members. Friends and family members can sometimes be the greatest influence for good sportsmanship. Spouses should set examples for each other of good sportsmanship at games, whether as spectators or participants. As parents, we can discourage our children from blaming others for losses or failures. We can encourage our children’s coaches not to harass officials and to be better examples for team members. 10. Finally, cheer for your team, win or lose. Coaches and players often spend hours practicing. They deserve our warm support. We all need to take a more active role in promoting good sportsmanship in athletics. Regardless of our role—fan, player, coach, or administrator—we can make a difference if we refuse to tolerate unsportsmanlike conduct. If we do our part, Church athletics will continue to be a valuable and important tool, providing opportunities for fellowshipping and wholesome recreation.
Sportsmanship 1. Rough Play – There is simply no room for rough or dirty play in this program. A player’s perceived “right to play” is secondary to a risk of him injuring another player, or adversely affecting the program. Dirty or rough players will be given technical foul. At the referee’s or Stake official’s discretion they may be removed from game on first offense. Referees are instructed to be proactive in penalizing rough play, and not wait for a serious incident. 2. At the first sign of a game heating up, with courtesies taking a back seat to competition, an official should issue a warning to both teams. 3. A player or spectator committing an offense of poor sportsmanship will be given a technical foul. 4. A partial list of Sportsmanship offenses that would draw a technical foul: a. Swearing, or what sounds like swearing. b. Any utterings meant to demean or insult other players. c. Negative chatter towards referees or the other team from players on the floor or bench. d. Behavior intended to “show up” the referee or indicate displeasure with his calls or game management. This behavior can be non-verbal or body language. e. Excessive arguing, especially judgement calls. f. Any on-court grudge-match or personal challenge that develops between 2 individual players, and is not broken off after a warning by referees. g. Throwing or kicking anything in anger, including clothing. h. Taking your shirt off on the court to indicate displeasure. i. Emerging patterns of unsportsmanlike behavior from a coach, fan or player. 5. On second offense another technical foul will be called, player will leave the gym, miss the next scheduled1 game
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Next regular season or post-season game. If game is last of the season for player penalty will carry over to next season.
and not return until he meets with his Bishop, and the Bishop notifies the stake that the player is re-eligible. 6. On the first egregious sportsmanship offense a player will receive a technical foul and ejection from the game. The player will leave the gym, miss the next scheduled game and not return until he meets with his Bishop and the Bishop notifies the stake that the player is re-eligible. 7. A partial list of major or egregious sportsmanship offenses would include a. Fighting b. Threatening to fight c. Retaliatory actions against another player d. Any threatening words or gestures e. Intentionally hurting another player f. Refusing a direct instruction from a referee g. Disrupting the game 8. Bloomfield Hills Stake Policy, in accordance with Church Policy is that any habitual poor sports will be banned from the program for multiple games, an entire season, or multiple seasons. Communication 1. E-mail is the primary form of communication between the Stake Administrators and the Ward teams. Each team must provide one primary email address, and is responsible for information sent to that address. Typically info goes to an entire email list of all players, but some players do not have email addresses. It is up to the team to pass info sent in email to all players. 2. Last minute schedule changes will go over via e-mail as late as Noon the day before a game. Any schedule changes after that will communicated directly to the coach/contact via telephone. Eligibility Regular Season 1. In accordance with Church policy, Bloomfield Hills Stake will ban problem players for the multiple games, a full season or multiple seasons if they present an intense or ongoing pattern of behavior that is inconsistent with Gospel principals. 2. No one will play or coach without a completed sportsmanship contract. If someone who is otherwise eligible to play shows up to play they may fill out the contract at that time and 8
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enter the game after the contract is completed and accepted2. Church attendance policy is set by each Ward’s Bishop. The Bishop may consider a person's honesty, morality, attitude toward the Church and its leaders, observance of the Word of Wisdom, and Church activity, including attendance at meetings and willingness to comply with Church policies and standards. Guest players (Non-members) who live in the ward boundary are welcome to play. Any guest player living outside ward boundaries must obtain a waiver in order to be eligible to play3. Only 2 guest players are allowed in the game at any one time (if 3 are discovered a technical foul is called on offending team) Any member of a part-member family is considered a member for eligibility purposes. Young Men– No one playing JV or Varsity High School basketball4 is eligible to play any church basketball. Bloomfield Hills Stake abides by the State High School Athletic Association rules against High School athletes from playing on any other team5. Church policy, which prohibits school players from joining the Ward team when their season is over. Deacon’s League- When enough wards can field Deacon’s teams we will set up a Deacon’s League. This is considered an instructional league, and any Deacon, or smaller Teacher, who would not be afforded a chance to play in the older boys league, and who is not significantly more skilled than the Deacons may play. Deacons may go up and down from Deacon’s to YM’s team each week, but will not generally be allowed to play on both teams on a single day. Deacons may join the older boys teams for playoffs. Deacons man not
The stake official at the scorer’s table must accept contract, and may be unable to do so until a natural break in play or halftime. 3 “Grandfather” Clause: guest players who do not live in ward boundries who have played with a team during or before the 2005 season (when we first started enforcing this rule) will be allowed to continue playing with their team. 4 The definition of a School player is someone who is on his school roster for the first contest date of the season. That is December 7, 2006 for the 2007 Church Ball season. 5 MHSAA Rules state: Section 13(A) – “A student who, after practicing with or participating in an athletic contest or scrimmage as a member of a high school athletic team, participates in any athletic competition not sponsored by his or her school in the same sport during the same season, shall become ineligible”
play defense past the half court line, and may press only in the final 2 minutes of the game if they are behind. (Commentary: The integrity and spirit of the program will be protected, and will be held more important than an individual’s wrongly perceived “right to play”. We also follow closely all Church policies on Eligibility, firm in the belief that doing so will render blessings of success.) Playoff Eligibility 1. All regular season eligibility requirements must be met. 2. A player must play in 2 regular season games to be eligible to participate in playoffs. 3. Attendance at 2 sacrament meetings during the season by a member can be substituted for playing in 2 games, however, to avoid surprises for opponents, the coach must notify the Stake Sports Director by the end of play on the final evening of regular season of play if they have a member that has not played, but attended church that they wish to render eligible for playoffs. 4. If a ward has two teams they must freeze6 the roster with 4 games left in the regular season, and players may not switch teams for the playoffs.7 (Commentary: Keeping in mind that nothing engenders bad feelings in Church Basketball more than a team showing up for playoffs with a group of previously unseen ringers, Bloomfield Hills Stake has developed and will enforce this simple, but strict playoff eligibility policy) Eligibility Waivers Rarely unique and unforeseen circumstances arise which may not be covered in the eligibility policies. A team may seek a waiver through the following process: 1. The team coach should notify the Stake Sports Director, and schedule a meeting with the Stake Sports Director, that Ward’s Bishop and the Coach. 2. In that meeting all facts will be gathered, and the coach may make position known. The player in question may or may not choose to attend the meeting. 3. If the Bishop approves proceeding to the next level, the Stake Sports Director will then meet with the Stake High
May add move-ins or new players, but not shuffle players from one team to another. A player may switch teams occasionally during regular season to play for another team in his ward to help avoid a forfeit, but may only play for one team each week, and can’t switch during playoffs.
Councilman over Stake Sports and/or the member of the Stake Presidency over Athletics and render a decision. The Coach may attend this meeting if he wishes. 4. A decision will be rendered after balancing the needs of the individual in question and the desire to be fair to all teams in the program. 5. A coach or Ward being unaware of any written rule would not be a considered a good reason to grant a waiver. (Commentary: Waivers will not routinely be given out, there must be a compelling and over-riding reason for the waiver. Teams must keep in mind this process may take a number of days to schedule and complete, last minute requests for waivers have very little chance of being successful) Officials Men 1. Referees will be provided by other teams, per schedules. 2. Teams lose points in standings for missing referee assignments. 3. A third official will be assigned to the game. That third stake official at the scorers’ table (keeping the scorebook or clock) will have a whistle and can assist the on-court officials. They will primarily be looking out for rough play and poor sportsmanship. They will not make routine calls, or over-rule on-floor officials judgement on basketball calls. 4. While players are encouraged to volunteer “honor calls” during games, keep in mind a referee may choose to not act on your “honor call” for any number of reasons. In the end it is entirely up to the referee whether to officialize® any honor calls. Young Men 1. The Stake may require each team to provide one referee per week to work a game that their ward is not participating in. (Commentary: Bloomfield Hills Stake Sports wishes all players to understand that referees will miss calls, and make wrong calls in EVERY game we play. Players can’t control bad calls; you can only control how you react to those bad calls. Any judgements and decisions made on actions of players or teams by the Stake officials will be based on the players actions, and the fact that a bad basketball call may have been made will not be considered. In other words, being “right” does not excuse poor behavior8.)
Inappropriate behavior by an official may be considered a mitigating factor, but not a bad basketball call.
Game Clock Men’s: 1. A game will consist of 9 minute quarters. This may be adjusted longer or shorter depending on conditions. 2. Running clock in first 3 quarters, clock stops for whistle in last 2 minutes of 4th quarter. 3. Each team has 2 timeouts per game (timeouts must be called by player on court, not bench). Young Men’s: 1. A game will consist of four 8 minute quarters. 2. Running clock in first 3 quarters, clock stops for whistle in last 2 minutes of 4th quarter. 3. Each team has 2 timeouts per game. A referee may grant a timeout called by THE coach on the bench if they can determine easily that it is a coach, not an over-interested fan. If a referee can not easily determine who is calling for a timeout from the bench they will wait until the timeout is called by a player on the floor. Mercy Rule -In the second half: 1. If a team is up by 15 points the clock will not stop in the last 2 minutes of the game. 2. If a team is up by 15 points they may not play defense past the half court line. 3. If a team is up by 20 points they may not play defense outside the 3-point arc. 4. If, at halftime the game is a complete blowout, a referee, with the advice and consent of coaches, should call the game, reset teams, allowing a competitive second half. Standings & Tiebreakers Standings will be determined through a points system9, which takes into account the won-loss record of a team, and sportsmanship points. Two sets of Sportsmanship points will be awarded, one from the referee team, and one from your opponent. 1. Win: 7 points 2. Loss: 2 points 3. Tie: 5 points 4. Forfeit: 0 points
Actual standing will be assigned on a points-per-game average, as teams may play a different number of games.
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Pre-arranged forfeit: 2 points Opponent awarded Sportsmanship points: 0 to 4 points Referee awarded Sportsmanship points: 0 to 4 points Failure to provide referee as scheduled: minus 4 points10 Failure to set-up or take down as scheduled: minus 2 points
Sportsmanship Points Standards11 Teams grade their opponents after every game. No politic-ing or quid pro quo should be solicited or accepted. No discussion with the opponent should take place before the score is awarded. In very rare circumstances a stake official may overrule and alter a point award, but that would be extremely rare and only be a remedy to an extreme injustice. 4 points- An excellent game with absolutely no negative incidents or flavor. There should have been no negative comments and total respect afforded by both competitors towards each other and referees. 3 points- A 4 point game with a single negative comment or communication12 2 points- A game with multiple (however minor) negative words or actions, or where one team is clearly superior and chooses to “run up” the score on the weaker opponent. 1 point- A game with tension and or bad feelings towards the opposing team or a hard, unnecessary foul may have been committed or where one team is clearly superior and chooses to “hot dog” or other theatrics meant to embarrass or show up the weaker team. 0 points- A game with multiple ugly incidents, players ejected, or violence. Bonus Point – a team or referee may choose to award a bonus point (5 total points) if a team’s behavior was of such high caliber that it was noticeable, where players exhibited the absolute highest standard of sportsmanship including players putting courtesy, friendliness and respect as a highest priority. This should be awarded very infrequently, and should be given when opponents find themselves uplifted by the experience of playing a particular team. If 2 teams are tied in points at the end of the season the tie will be broken by:
If a ward has 2 assignments in one night, they lose 4 points per missed assignment. Behavior of team players, coaches and fans will be taking into account. 12 Including nonverbal demonstrations of displeasure or aggressive body language.
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Head to head record Fewest forfeits Won – Loss Record (if teams played same # of games) Record against #1, then #2, then #3, etc. Coin Flip
If game is tied at the end of regulation, a tiebreaker will be as follows: 1. Teams will play a 2-minute overtime period. 2. Starts with jump ball 3. Clock stops for whistles 4. Teams may use any timeouts left over from regulation, no extra timeouts granted). 5. If tied at the end of 2-minute overtime period a regular season game ends in the tie, in playoffs continue playing 2-minute overtime periods until someone wins. Forfeit 1. Team forfeits if they can’t field a team by 5 minutes past game time (the official clock will be the scorekeeper’s cellphone). 2. Team may use 2 timeouts to get to 7 minutes past. 3. A team whose opponent forfeits will receive the average sportsmanship points that they have gotten over the last 3 games, rounded up13. 4. In the event a previous game runs long, and is over later than 5 minutes past scheduled start time of next game, the forfeit time is the final buzzer of the previous game (plus 2 timeouts, if desired) 5. A team can play with 4 players. 6. A team who loses players due to foul-out/injury may finish a game with as little as 3 players on the court. 7. A ref may call a game where a team is playing shorthanded if it is absurdly uncompetitive (team receives loss, not a forfeit in standings) 8. Two forfeits, (not including pre-arranged) will drop a team from the remaining schedule. Court & Equipment 1. Game Ball – Spaulding T1000 is the official Stake Ball. It will by used for every playoff game, and most other regular season games. If 2 teams both wish to use another ball in
If 3 games have not been played, when 3 have been played the average is determined and awarded
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regular season, they may do so. Teams should keep in mind that continually playing with another ball will likely leave them at a competitive disadvantage in the playoffs, as the ball they will be playing with the official ball in the playoffs. A shot off the side or top of backboard that bounces sideways or back towards the court is in play. If it bounces backwards it is out of bounds. Any shot hitting the back of the backboard, or backboard standard or cable is out of bounds. Any location where a ball is being brought in from out-ofbounds, and the players back is to the wall, the guarding player must give him 3 feet. Touching the rim or dunking the ball is not allowed during warm-up, if observed or reasonable suspected it will result in a technical foul. Dunking during games is allowed, grabbing the rim is not allowed. The first team listed on schedule is home team, and sits on bench as outlined below. However if teams populate the wrong benches the score on the scoreboard should correspond to the team’s bench, or in other words, the team sitting closest to the stage’s score is always displayed on the Home, or side closest to the stage. Teams warm up in front of their bench, but shoot at basket in front of their opponent’s bench for first half. If teams line up going the wrong way, the referee corrects the situation at first opportunity, no penalties levied.
Set-up & Take-down 1. One team playing the 7:10pm game/First Saturday morning game will be assigned to set-up the gym. This includes (see diagram that follows): a. Turn on lights. b. Turn on Scoreboard (labeled switch on stage). c. Set-up scorers table and Jersey table. d. Set-up benches & scorers chairs. e. Move portable blackboard (usually in baptistry) into position, corkboard side facing gym. f. Turn on Thermostat (poke finger into hole in cage, push button & light comes on. g. Get posters from Joseph Smith Lobby (middle closet on right) & post on chalkboard.
h. Get Scoreboard controller from same closet, hook up if you know how, or just leave on scorers table. i. Move any jerseys from closet to jersey table. 2. One Men’s team playing the 10pm game will be assigned take-down. Young Men leave gym set up if girls are playing after them. Take-down includes: a. Take down all benches & tables, leave neatly against wall. b. Put all leftover balls on rack. c. Return posters, scoreboard controller & unused jerseys to lobby closet. d. Pick up all trash on carpeted area and stage. e. Put all leftover clothes, shoes, etc in lost & found (just inside stage entrance near kitchen) f. Turn off scoreboard & gym lights g. Walk through building and make sure all hallway & bathroom lights are turned off. h. Leave & punch in exit code (911) on building security system. This locks all doors for the night. Scoreboard
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Technical Fouls 1. “clerical” technical fouls will not be called (uniform violations, illegal numbers, adding players to scoresheet late, etc) 2. A technical foul can be assessed to an individual player or coach, or to an entire team. 3. A technical foul may be called on a team for the unsportsmanlike behavior of a fan if the referee believes the team could exert influence over the fan. The fan will be asked to leave the gym and play will not be resumed until fan has left. 4. The penalty for a technical foul is always 2 free throws and possession for the other team. 5. A technical is to be called if an official hears what can reasonably construed as a swear word. 6. A second sportsmanship related technical foul in a game on a single player results in their removal from the game, and they must miss next scheduled game, and meet with their Bishop before returning to play. 7. A player, coach or fan removed from the game must leave the gym promptly. Any significant delay will cause game to be called, forfeit assigned to that player, coach or fan’s team. 8. Some technical fouls are not considered “sportsmanship related technicals” and will not count towards the 2-pergame rule. Those generally include playing 3 guest players at once or an grabbing the rim during warmup or halftime. Dress 1. No hats of any kind may be worn (head and wristbands OK). 2. Any and all jewelry must be removed (including piercings.). 3. Wedding rings may be worn, but are not recommended. Playoff Format 1. Men’s Playoffs will be a single elimination tournament. Teams are invited to playoffs by the following criteria: a. The 8 teams with the highest point total are invited. b. Judgment will be used in applying this formula, and if sportsmanship point totals are close, and do not clearly
differentiate then decisions will be made altering the formula. Any deviation from the formula will lean towards inclusion of teams into playoffs. This prevents undue pressure on the sportsmanship points system, and the teams that must award points to opponents. In other words, it prevents one person from deciding whether or not another team makes playoffs with their sportsmanship points award on the final night of competition. 2. YM Playoffs will be the Basketball Festival. 3. The highest(er) seeded team may always “pass” the bye to the next seeded team. (Typically teams view a first round bye as competitive advantage, but in this league teams often would rather play than sit) General Basketball rules 1. Free throw- The shooting team lines up shooter plus 2 players, the non-shooting team lines up 4 players. 2. Kicking the ball- if a player purposefully kicks a ball it is a violation. If the ball inadvertently hits a foot it is not a violation. 3. A player may rebound his own airball shot, no traveling. 4. A player may dribble above his shoulders; it is not traveling unless the ball comes to rest in his hand. 5. Simply “reaching” is not a foul. There has to be contact for there to be a foul and that contact has to have created an advantage for the defender or a disadvantage for the offensive player before a foul is called. 6. Over the back is not a foul. There has to be contact for a foul to be called. Many times a taller player is simply behind another player and gets the ball without contacting the player in front. This is not a foul. 7. A ball stuck in the rim on a shot is dead, and possession is awarded by alternating possession.
Men’s Stake Basketball Champions
2006 Bloomfield Hills 2nd Ward
2005 - Bloomfield Hills
2004 - Bloomfield Hills
D. Fredenberg, B. Johansson, J. Johansson, J. Kunz, M. Ray, B. Wirthlin, J Parker, C. Amare 2003 - Bloomfield Hills B. DeKlerk, D. Fredenberg, B. Johansson, J. Johansson, J. Kunz, M. Ray, B. Wirthlin 2001 - Bloomfield Hills B. DeKlerk, D. Fredenberg, V. Geckler, B. Johansson, J. Johansson, J. Kunz, P. Pokorney, Pokorney, B. Wirthlin 1999 – Southfield Kelly Burke, Kerry Green, Tracey Orr, Ryan Cornea, Bill Johansson, Joel Beecham, Chris Belknap, Shannon ?, Jeff Schroen Dave Prina 1997 Southfield
B. DeKlerk, D. Fredenberg, B. Johansson, J. Johansson, J. Kunz, M. Ray, B. Wirthlin, P. Camack, W. Flowers 2002 - Bloomfield Hills B. DeKlerk, D. Fredenberg, V. Geckler, B. Johansson, J. Johansson, J. Kunz, M. Ray, B. Wirthlin 2000 – Southfield Kelly Burke, Kerry Green, Tracey Orr, Ryan Cornea, Bill Johansson, Troy Johansson, Joel Beecham, Chris Belknap, Shannon ?, Dave Prina 1998 Farmington Hills 1996 Farmington Hills
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Young Men’s Stake Basketball Champions
2006 Bloomfield Hills 2005 Sterling Heights
Paul Pokorney, coach, Rob Barlow, Luke Brinton, Jacob Johansson, William Brown, Scotty Stoddard, Rhett Hogan, Nathan Parker, Peter Velez, Caj Johansson.
2004 Bloomfield Hills
Coach – Paul Pokorny Rob Barton, Colt Modawell, Earl Weeks, Rhett Hogan, Dave Barton, Jacob Skipworth, Marquise Johnson, Steve Holland, Devin O’meara
2003 Farmington Hillls/ Walled Lake
2002 Bloomfield Hills
Coach – Paul Pokorny Brandon Davey, Rob Montierth, Mike Barton, Rob Barton, Colt Modawell, Earl Weeks, Brandon Chritensen, Austin Christensen, Daniel Schlegel, David Lau, Robert Brown, Richard Fry, John Milko, Jerome Williams
2001 Bloomfield Hills
2000 Bloomfield Hillls
Coach – Paul Pokorny Steve Serra, Brandon Christenson, Brandon Davey, Rob Montierth, Mike Barton, Earl Weeks, Dan Schlegel, Robert Brown, Ben Treasure, Richard Fry John Milko
1996 Bloomfield Hills
Coach- Paul Pokorney Brandon Hogan, Don Pokorny, Branden Montierth, Jay Kesler, Bryan Kunz, Andrew Phillips, Aaron Pokorny, Scott Brinton, Kevin Kunz
2007 Sportsmanship Contract
(Fill in all sections, and return this single page to the Stake Sports) Print Name: Ward: Men, YM or Home Address: Deacon: Church Member Phone: or Guest Player? Do you want Yes to be on the Email address: Email (optional) No Distribution
Young Men’s Section
School you attend: Have you played basketball for your school this season?
I agree to uphold the highest standards of sportsmanship while participating as a player, coach or spectator at Bloomfield Hills Stake Athletic Events. Signature ______________________
1. Church sports have a unique central purpose; to strengthen __________ and build _________. 2. Elder Mark E. Peterson says: “Good Latter Day Saint recreation is one of the devices by which we may help young people of this Church to learn and love the _________________.”
3. Brother Thorstenson says: “Poor sportsmanship can show when players put their emotions on the front
burner and ___________ go to the back.” 4. Brother Thorstenson also reminds us that “an individual’s ______________ shows itself more readily on the field of competition.” 5. Brother Val Hale says: _________ Pressure is a powerful influence to create a positive atmosphere at sporting events. 6. Brother Val Hale also reminds us to “Accept the fact that officials are not ____________.” 7. He that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the ___________ (3 Nephi 11:29) 8. According to Bloomfield Hills Stake rules, If a game is scheduled to begin at 8pm, a forfeit will be called at ________ if one team does not have enough players. (Rules, forfeit #1)
9. If a player, coach or spectator is removed from a game they will not be allowed to attend the next
game, and will be eligible to return to play only after a ________ with your Bishop. (Rules, Sportsmanship #4)
10. Guest (non-members) must live in the ___________ boundaries for the team that they play for. (Rules, Eligibility #4)
11. Young men who have played any JV or Varsity Basketball this season may _____ play Church ball this
season, even after their school season is over. (Rules, eligibility # 7)
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