GYM RULES MUST BE FOLLOWED

********IMPORTANT PLEASE READ********

IN REGARDS TO THE GYM USAGE….

BLD HAS A CONTRACT WITH BISD THAT ONLY INCLUDES THE GYMS ON THAT CONTRACT. IF WE CANNOT USE A GYM BECAUSE OF PARENTS, COACHES, PLAYERS, OR SPECTATORS NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES OF CONDUCT, THEN WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE PRACTICES.

THE ATTACHED PHOTOS ARE FROM SATURDAY AT AUSTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL. WE WERE INFORMED THAT BECAUSE OF TRASH NOT BEING PICKED UP WE WERE IN JEOPARDY OF LOSING AUSTIN AS A VENUE FOR PRACTICES AND GAMES.

THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE PLAYED WITH US IN THE PAST KNOW THAT WE HAVE HISTORICALLY HAD THE USE OF THE GYMS AT SALLIE CURTIS AND REGINA HOWELL FOR PRACTICES AND GAMES. THIS YEAR WE WERE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THOSE GYMS DUE TO GUIDELINES SET OUT IN THE CONTRACT NOT BEING FOLLOWED ON GAME DAYS AND AT PRACTICES.

PRINCIPALS DO NOT WANT ANYONE WHO IS AT THE SCHOOLS TO USE ****JUST THE GYMS**** ROAMING THE HALLS OR PLAYING ON EQUIPMENT THAT BELONGS TO THE SCHOOLS. THE PRINCIPALS AT SALLIE AND REGINA ASKED REPEATEDLY FOR US TO NOT LET ANYONE PLAY ON STAGES AND EVEN AFTER COACHES PASSED ON THAT INFORMATION, THAT REQUEST WAS STILL IGNORED. AS A RESULT WE ARE NOW BANNED FROM THOSE SCHOOLS.

WE DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO EVERY GYM IN TOWN FOR PRACTICES. THE REASON THE SEASON STARTED SO LATE THIS YEAR IS BECAUSE OF THE NEGOTIATIONS IT TOOK FOR SOUTH PARK, CENTRAL AND AUSTIN TO AGREE TO LET US USE THEIR FACILITIES. WE HAVE TO HONOR THEIR REQUESTS OR WE WILL HAVE NOWHERE TO PLAY. WE WILL NOT LOOK FOR OTHER PRACTICE FACILITIES FOR TEAMS.

**********AS OF TODAY, PRACTICES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL ALL COACHES HAVE SPOKEN WITH ALL PARENTS AND PASSED ALONG THIS INFORMATION. WE DO NOT HAVE THE LUXURY OF NOT ABIDING BY THE WISHED OF THE PRINCIPALS AND THE ADMINISTRATORS OF BISD. PERIOD. FULL STOP.********

********GAMES WILL STILL HAPPEN BUT THE RULES WILL BE FOLLOWED.********

********DO NOT BRING FOOD OR DRINKS IN THE GYM GOING FORWARD. WE WILL ALLOW WATER OR GATORADE ON THE BENCHES ONLY. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ASK YOU TO LEAVE IF YOU BRING FOOD/DRINKS IN THE GYMS. THIS INCLUDES AFTER PRACTICE/GAME SNACKS. PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THOSE OUTSIDE THE SCHOOLS (NOT IN HALLWAYS)********

********DO NOT PARK ON THE SIDEWALKS OR UNDER ANY AWNINGS. DO NOT PARK IN THE GRASS. PARK ONLY IN MARKED PARKING SPACES. RAIN IS NOT AN EXCUSE TO NOT PARK IN THE APPROPRIATE PLACE********

********IF YOUR CHILD IS OUTSIDE THE GYM, BRING THEM BACK. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ASK ANYONE TO LEAVE WHOSE CHILDREN DO NOT STAY IN THE GYM*******

********DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO LEAVE TOILET PAPER OR OTHER TRASH ON THE BATHROOM FLOORS. ACCOMPANY YOUNG CHILDREN TO THE RESTROOMS. IF YOUR CHILD IS PLAYING ON A STAGE, ASK THEM TO STOP.********

********DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO PLAY WITH BALLS, JUMP ON MATS, OR TOUCH ANY ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT THAT BELONGS TO THE SCHOOLS, INCLUDING SOUND SYSTEMS AND THE SCORE BOARD CONTROLS.********

BLD IS DOING ITS DUE DILIGENCE TO BRING THIS LEAGUE TO BEAUMONT BUT IT IS UP TO ALL OF THE PARTICIPANTS – COACHES, PARENTS, PLAYERS, SPECTATORS – TO HELP US BE GOOD STEWARDS AS WE ARE VISITORS IN BISD SCHOOLS.

WE CAN’T ALLOW SATURDAY TO HAPPEN AGAIN. WHILE SOME OF THE TRASH MAY NOT HAVE BEEN OURS, AND WHILE NOT EVERYONE IS NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES, WE HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE TO COME TO AN UNDERSTANDING WITH EVERYONE SO THAT PRACTICES CAN BEGIN AGAIN.

PLEASE HELP US OUT HERE. IT’S NOT THAT WE DON’T CARE OR THAT WE ARE TRYING TO BE RUDE, WE HAVE A CONTRACT THAT WE HAVE TO FOLLOW TO THE LETTER SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO HAVE A LEAGUE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AS WE GET THIS INFORMATION OUT TO EVERYONE SO THAT WE CAN GET BACK ON TRACK.

Pictures This Saturday

Lee Briggs and his team will be at both South Park and Austin this Saturday for pictures.

Location at South Park is the auditorium.

We are in the hallway right outside of the old gym at Austin.

Teams need to show up 45 minutes before their game time. We will have order forms on site, or you can print this one and have it filled out before hand. Parents can pay by cash, check or credit card.

Youth Night at Lamar Basketball

Lamar Basketball will have YOUTH NIGHT at their February 6th game against Abilene Christian and you’re all invited!!!

Any BLD player who wears his or her jersey to the game will be admitted free of charge.

Tickets for family members and friends will be just $5! You can purchase them at the gate on gameday, just have them mention at the gate they are with the Beaumont Little Dribblers so they receive the group rate and will be placed in the right section.

Support Lamar University and represent for BLD!! #LU