Basketball Info for Parents

Below you will find information about the following:
  • Team Sport Registration Policy
  • General Game and League Information
  • Parent Code of Conduct and Zero Tolerance Policy
  • Concussion Information for Parents

Team Sport Registration Policy

The Broadview Heights Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide one of the finest recreational athletic programs in the area. In order to maintain the quality of our athletic programs and organize teams in a timely manner, we have established the following registration policy for our team sports.


Players registering for an athletic program during the published registration period are guaranteed placement on a team for that season. Though NOT guaranteed, we will make every effort to accommodate special requests such as being placed on a team with friends or with a preferred coach.

No refunds will be given after the registration period. ( Note exception further down this page.) 

League Changes

Players wishing to play in a league other than the one indicated by their age MUST submit a league change request form during the registration period. League changes are not guaranteed and players registering for their age appropriate league will be given priority over players requesting a league change into that league. League changes will not be approved or denied until after the registration period ends.

If the request is denied, a refund request will be accepted providing the registration took place prior to the registration deadline.

Late Registrations

Anyone attempting to register for an athletic program after the published registration deadline is not guaranteed placement on a team. That player will only be placed on a team if openings exist. Otherwise they will be placed on a wait list, and as openings become available, they will be called in the order their late registration was received.

Additionally, an automatic late registration fee will be charged on all registrations that are accepted after the registration deadline. The amount of the fee will be determined by the program and the age group.

Late Registrations/Special Requests

Following the published registration deadline, NO SPECIAL REQUESTS WILL BE HONORED.
Players will be placed on teams with available spots regardless of coach preference or "play with" requests.

General Game and League Information

Games will generally take place on Saturdays between 8 A.M. and 8 P.M.
9th and 10th grade games will take place on Fridays at the Brecksville High School Gym.
Boys and Girls 1st and 2nd grade games are usually played on Sunday afternoons.

When and Where are Practices?

Practices are held during the week at a time chosen by the coaches. Practices last about an hour and take place at either the Broadview Heights gym or one of the local school gyms.

The Broadview Heights Parent Code of Conduct 

By Registering your son or daughter to participate in a Broadview Heights athletics program, you are agreeing to abide by the Parent Code of Conduct.

As a parent,

  • I will remember that children participate to have fun and that the game is for the children, not the adults.
  • I (and my guests) will follow the rules and regulation of the Broadview Heights Recreation Department.
  • I (and my guests) will be a positive role model for my child and encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy, and by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials and spectators at every game and practice.
  • I (and my guests) will not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any umpire, coach, player or parent, such as booing or taunting, refusing to shake hands or using profane language or gestures.
  • I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that would endanger the health and well-being of the players.
  • I will respect the officials and their authority during games.
  • I will never question, discuss or confront coaches at the game field but will take time to speak with them at an agreed upon time and place.
  • I will teach my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • I will teach my child to treat other players, coaches, umpires and spectators with respect, regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
  • I will praise my child for competing fairly and trying hard.
  • I will not ridicule or yell at my child or other players for making a mistake.
  • I will promote the emotional and physical well-being of the players ahead of any personal desire I may have for my child to win.

(Copies of this code of conduct are available at the front desk and online) You can download a pdf version (PDF).

Code of Conduct and Zero Tolerance Policy 

Fans, coaches, and players that violate our Parent Code of Conduct or the tenets outlined in our Coaches Pledge will face disciplinary action as outlined below.

The umpire, referee or league official observing the behavior will warn the individual or individuals involved and ask that they stop the offending behavior.

If the individual or individuals persists with their behavior, they will be asked to leave the game. Play will not continue until that individual has left the game. At that point, they have earned an automatic one game suspension.

They will then have to appear before the Disciplinary Council. The Council will discuss the matter with the individual and the Council will decide upon the appropriate time frame for the suspension. It may be more than one game. The Council is made up of the Recreation Director, the Athletics Manager and selected league directors.

State of Ohio Concussion Law

To the Parents/Guardian of all Broadview Heights Youth Sports Participants, 

In April of 2013, a new law went into effect in the state of Ohio that requires all youth sports instructors and coaches to complete concussion awareness training. It also requires that all parents receive a document prepared by the Ohio Department of Health that educates parents regarding the symptoms and treatment of concussions. Here is the link to the information required to be provided to all participants (provided by the Department of Health): Concussion Awareness (PDF). Please review this information prior to your child participating in any youth sports program.

Please know that we are enthusiastically supportive of this initiative. The safety of the participants in our programs is extremely important to us. Our staff, coaches and officials are in the process of taking the required training. Going forward, this information will automatically print out with every registration receipt. The information will also be posted permanently on our website.

Thank you, Paula Horner
Parks and Recreation Director
City of Broadview Heights