POLICIES AT THE Y:
Team Formation/Practice Policy
Our ultimate goal is to provide an enjoyable league in which all competing teams are as equally skilled as possible. The purpose of team formation is to ensure skill, height, and experience is divided equitably. To ensure this is not influenced by other factors, team requests or changes due to conflicts or other sports is not permitted. As an alternative, a player may practice with another team but must continue to play games with the team they were drafted to. If a player can not attend our mandatory formation day, please complete the “Player Information Sheet” on our website. After team formation, players will go home and wait to hear from their coach. Practice day assignments are determined by 1) Gym availability, 2) Coach availability, 3) Age (younger practice earlier), 4) Court size & hoop height. We can not schedule based individual practice preferences. If you have signed up late (after team formation), a team request can not be honored. Late sign ups are placed to maintain an equal distribution of players and known skill. The time commitment in this program is intended to be minimal to accommodate everyone’s busy schedules. There will be only one (1 hour) practice per week and one game on Saturdays. Weekday practice will take place as scheduled. The only people who should attend team practices are coaches, players, and parents who are supervising. All siblings, friends and individuals not on the YMCA roster should not attend. Games will be Saturdays at Okmulgee County YMCA. Game times will vary each week and schedules will be posted online.
Membership fees are non-refundable unless in the case of an injury, major illness, or moving from the area. Refunds will only be given for those paying semi-annually or annually. There shall be a prorated refund (rounded to the nearest month), less one month’s cost held for administrative purposes. Joining fees are non-refundable.
Member's Code of Conduct
The YMCA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members and guests. To promote safety and comfort for all, all individuals are asked to act appropriately at all times when in our facility or participating in our programs.
We expect persons using the YMCA to act maturely, to behave responsibly, and to respect the rights and dignity of others. Our Member's Code of Conduct outlines prohibited actions. The actions listed below are not an all-inclusive list of behaviors considered inappropriate in our facilities or programs.
- Using or possessing alcohol or illegal chemicals on YMCA property, in YMCA vehicles, or at YMCA-sponsored programs
- Smoking on YMCA property - the YMCA and its property is a smoke-free environment
- Carrying or concealing a weapon or any device or object that may be used as a weapon
- Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, body language, or any type of menacing behavior
- Physical contact with another person in an angry, aggressive, or threatening way
- Verbally abusive behavior, including angry or vulgar language, swearing, name-calling, or shouting
- Sexually explicit conversation or behavior; any sexual contact with another person
- Inappropriate, immodest, or sexually revealing attire
- Theft or behavior that results in the destruction or loss of property
- Loitering within or on the grounds of the YMCA
In addition, the YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been accused or convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse, is or has been a registered sex offender, has ever been convicted of any offense relating to the use, sale, possession, or transportation of narcotics or habit forming and/or dangerous drugs, or is presently or habitually under the influence of dangerous drugs or chemicals, narcotics, or intoxicating beverages.
Members and guests are encouraged to take responsibility for their personal comfort and safety by asking any person whose behavior threatens their comfort to refrain from such behavior. Anyone who feels uncomfortable in confronting a person directly should report the behavior to a staff member.
YMCA staff members are eager to be of assistance. Members and guests should not hesitate to notify a staff member if assistance is needed.
In order to be able to carry out these policies, we ask that members and guests identify themselves to staff when asked.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the YMCA will investigate all reported incidents. Suspension or termination of YMCA membership privileges may result from a determination by the CEO if in his/her discretion a violation of the YMCA Member's Code of Conduct has occurred.