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by posted 01/27/2015
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How is your V.I.C.E. level???


V.I.C.E. is an acronym that stands for: Values, Integrity, Character and Ethics

Values = Everyone has a set of values, however everyone does not have the same set of values

Values are fundamental beliefs, the principals that define that which is right, good and just.

Values are the standards that provide guidance as we determine right from wrong and good from bad.

Values include:  honesty, compassion, courage, responsibility and respect.

Integrity = Discerning what is right from wrong, acting on what you have discerned, even at personal cost and then displaying openly that you are acting on your understanding of right from wrong.

Knowing the difference between right and wrong and doing what is right even when no one is watching.

It means to practice what you preach

Character =  The combination of qualities or features that distinguish one person from another.

You can have character or you can be a character.

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation.

Your character is who and what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

Ethics =   Defines our actions and decisions; When you can’t announce what you have done you probably did something wrong.

The refusal to compromise one’s values and follow the crowd for personal gain when you know the actions of the group are wrong.

It is not easy to maintain a high V.I.C.E. level because of all the temptations that will present themselves.

Traveling down the straight and narrow road is darn hard which is why so few people choose the right path.

You have complete control over your V.I.C.E. level. No one can make you have a poor value system or low integrity. Others don’t encourage you to be a character instead of displaying character nor can they make you follow the wrong path.

Only you can choose to employ an undesirable set of values, refuse to recognize right from wrong, concern yourself with reputation instead of character or walk down the wrong path.

So the next time you look in the mirror ask yourself about the person who is looking back at you.

Did I keep my V.I.C E. level high today or did I let temptation and others drag me down the wrong path.

Remember that once you lie - you are a liar.

Once you steal - you are a thief.

Once you break your word - you are untrustworthy.

You cannot undo these things.

It does not matter if you know the words

It does not matter if you know what they mean

It only matters if you live by them

So how is your V.I.C.E. level today???

by posted 01/18/2015
The FSBL is Playing for a Cure to Breast Cancer

The Farmwell Station Basketball League is celebrating our 20th season this winter.  In recognition of this, the FSBL Board of Directors decided last July to play this season for an important cause:  Breast Cancer Research.  During player registration, the FSBL collected $2,500 in donations.  We are hoping that every family in the league will make a donation.  Whether your donation is $5, $10, $25 or $50, every cent will go to the Susan G Komen Foundation on behalf of the FSBL players.  Our Coaches are looking good in their pink coaches shirts on sidelines.  If you did not make a donation during player registration in September or October, please consider making one now by clicking here!

by posted 01/13/2015
FSBL Rule 6 to be Enforced Throughout the Season

Leave Your Basketball
@ Home on Game Days!

Parents, Coaches, and (most importantly) Players:

The LCPR Facility Attendents, the FSBL Board Members, and the Coaches in the league will enforce the following rules:

6f.  On game day
NO basketballs are allowed in the gym other than those in the coach’s possession.  Translation:  Players should not bring their personal basketball to the gym!  (unauthorized basketballs will be confiscated and will not be returned that day) 
6g.  Shooting at any of the baskets in the gyms or dribbling on the court (which includes the out of bounds area around the court) is not permitted by any individual(s) not playing in the current game during any stoppage of play. This (ibnlt) time-outs, half-time intermissions, end of each quarter and between games.

Please help us by letting all players know these rules that will prevent khaos from taking place during every time out and between all games!

FSBL Rules Coordinator

by posted 11/24/2014
What the Well-Dressed FSBL Player Wears!

FSBL Uniformity!

All players must be appropriately dressed to play in each game.  Each player must wear the league issued jersey.  One of the uniform requirements is that each player wear solid black shorts with NO horizontal or vertical stripes, NO words or markings unless the entire team wears the exact same design shorts.  We're seriously talking solid black!  A small, thumbnail-sized, branding logo such as a Nike “swoosh” is permissible.   A team may choose to wear team-logo shorts or other design shorts that match the Jersey as long as everyone on the team wears the same style, design and color shorts.

Players who show up to play without solid black shorts will not be permitted to play in the game (unless their team has decided to go with an entirely different color of shorts)!  Before leaving home to come to the gym, make sure that your son or daughter is properly dressed.  One of our FSBL sponsors, Cheers Sports, carries all-black shorts.

Players on a team may wear undershirts.  The undershirt should match a color in the jersey or must be white tee shirts.  All players wearing undershirts on a team must wear the same color undershirt.  Players are not required to wear an undershirt under the jersey.  No jewelry, wrist bracelets, watches, necklaces or earrings may be worn by players at all during the game.  Finally, if a player wears eyeglasses - they must wear "rec specs" or a similar product - to play in games.  Regular metal framed glasses are no longer permitted in games.

by posted 10/19/2014
FSBL Code of Conduct Agreement

The FSBL Code of Conduct Agreement will pertain to all Players, Coaches, Spectators, Parents & Guardians.  The intent of this Code of Conduct Agreement is to promote sportsmanship and respect for other people and property.  The FSBL Board of Directors, Game Officials, and Loudoun County Parks & Recreation Facility Attendants have the authority to remove an individual from an FSBL playing facility.  Individuals ejected from a playing facility due to violations of the FSBL Code of Conduct Agreement are subject to a minimum of seven (7) days suspension and possible year-long expulsion from FSBL activities.  The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department will also be notified of any extreme incidents. 
1. Good sportsmanship is expected and required from all Coaches, Players and Spectators at all FSBL games.
2. Foul language and/or profanity is strictly prohibited during FSBL activities.
3. Yelling at Referees, Coaches or Players is not acceptable and will lead to ejection from the facility.
4. Interference with the game by a parent, guardian, or spectator  is not acceptable.
5. Vandalism of property at any FSBL facility is grounds for immediate expulsion from the league.
6. Players have an obligation to their team and are expected to attend all practices and games.  Players missing three (3) or more practices or games without an excused absence may be released from that team for the remainder of the season.  Definitions for excused absences can be found on the FSBL website.
7. Intending to cause harm and / or causing harm to Players, Coaches, Referees or FSBL Board of Directors (including verbal threats) is grounds for immediate expulsion from the league.  Confronting coaches, referees or FSBL Board of Directors in a hostile manner either before, during or after a game will lead to immediate expulsion from the FSBL.
8. Children participate in the FSBL to improve their basketball ability and to have FUN!  The league is for the kids and not for the adults.
9. I will insist that my child treat other players, coaches, & officials with respect regardless of race, creed, color, sex or ability.
10. I will demand a sports environment that is free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol and will refrain from their use at all FSBL events.

by posted 10/01/2014
What are Concussions?

posted 08/16/2014

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FSBL Athletes in Action!
Something to think about while watching your son or daughter play in FSBL games this season:

1.  These are kids.

2.  Basketball is a

3.  Parents should
      cheer for

4.  The referees are
      human and some
      times make

5.  Your child is not a
      athlete playing
      for a million
      dollars ..... yet!

If you disagree with these statements, please contact FSBL Commissioner, Craig Newman:
  commish@fsbl.orgHe'd be happy to explain them to you!
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Ashburn Elementary - Ashburn OPEN (1/29) 
Broad Run HS Aux - Ashburn OPEN (1/29) 
Broad Run HS Main - Ashburn OPEN (1/29) 
Discovery Elementary - Ashburn OPEN (1/29) 
Dominion Trail Elem. - Ashburn OPEN (1/29) 
FSMS Aux - Ashburn OPEN (1/29) 
FSMS Main - Ashburn OPEN (1/29) 
Guilford Elementary - Sterling OPEN (1/29) 
Hillside Elementary - Ashburn OPEN (1/29) 
Park View HS Aux - Sterling OPEN (1/29) 
Park View HS Main - Sterling OPEN (1/29) 
Sterling Middle School - Sterling OPEN (1/29) 
Steuart Weller Elem. - Ashburn OPEN (1/29) 
Sully Elementary School - Sterling OPEN (1/29) 
Trailside MS Aux - Ashburn OPEN (1/29) 
Trailside MS Main - Ashburn OPEN (1/29) 
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FSBL Rule 7.c

Parents are required to notify the FSBL Board Of Directors, within forty-eight (48) hours, when their child is suspended or expelled from school. If the BOD is not notified within forty-eight (48) hours of any such suspension/expulsion then upon discovery the child will be expelled from FSBL immediately for the remainder of the current season and the entire next season. 

Wear RecSpecs!
If your son or daughter wears regular eye glasses to see like those pictured below, they are not permitted to be worn in practices or games in the FSBL. Before the season begins, please have your player fitted for a pair of RecSpecs or another brand of prescription sport goggles.

Is Winning Everything?
"Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It's also a powerful motivator."

-- Yogi Berra
Help the FSBL Reach our Goal

Click here to find out where the FSBL is in reaching our fundraising goal this season