GOLD CROWN SEASON INFORMATION
- Some coaches may wish to organize teams late summer/early fall, before Gold Crown actually starts, allowing for more time to practice and develop as a team. Many other schools do this and this should be viewed as an attempt to gain a competitive advantage. Earlier practices and playing in other leagues are up to individual coaches. We understand that there are other fall sports, but some coaches hope to have as many basketball players practicing together as soon as possible. Other leagues will require additional fees. Your coach will have details.
- Each team will have two practice slots per week. Dates and times are TBD. Practices for all teams will begin at the end of October and continue until late February.
- Most regular season games are Sundays. You will always play a doubleheader. Games are in all areas of the Front Range, thus requiring some travel. Tournament days may vary.
- The cost of the league is $425. This includes Gold Crown fees, facility fees, and the cost for two Gold Crown preseason tournaments (TBD by individual coaches). This also includes outside professional coaches conducting skill development sessions, appropriate to grade and skill level.
- There is a non-refundable $150 commitment fee once players are placed on a team. Players have 48 hours to commit to a team. If a player has not committed within 48 hours, that player’s slot will be given to another player.
- While we understand that many players are multisport athletes, and that cross training is actually beneficial to many sports, playing Gold Crown basketball is a commitment to your coach and teammates; a commitment we expect to be honored. If you have another sport that will win out 100% of the time conflicts arise, this is not considered honoring a commitment and will affect playing time.
- Our program is competitive – while we seek to include as many players as possible, this does not mean that playing time is equal. Coaches should clearly define expectations of players and what will determine playing time. Common measurements include skill set, work ethic, teamwork, attendance at practice, and overall attitude.