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by posted 11/20/2017
FSBL Update: Purchase your Plain Black Shorts

FSBL Selling Plain Black Shorts

The FSBL will be selling plain black shorts out of the PCRS Room at Farmwell Station Middle School on the following dates and times.  The shorts will cost $10.00.

Friday, December 1st from 7pm - 9pm

Saturday, Dec. 2nd and Saturday, Dec 9th from 9am - 2pm.


by posted 11/18/2017
This Week's FSBL Practice Schedule

FSBL Weeknight Practice Schedule

2017 - 2018

*If you have a GMail account, you can request to have this "real time" practice schedule shared with you.  This feature is especially helpful to Head Coaches.  Please send your GMail email address to Aubre Jones at webadmin@fsbl.org.  Once approved, you would go into your GMail email, go to the Google Drive, and view the documents "shared with me" to properly view the schedule.  Coaches do no have the ability to add practices to the schedule.  All additional practices must be put on the spreadsheet by the league scheduler.  There are tabs on the bottom of the document to view each week throughout the season. 

Google email is free!

*or view the PDF for practices that may not have been updated below!

Click here for Practices scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 19

Click here for Practices scheduled for Nov. 20 & 21


by posted 11/17/2017
Use the SI Play Mobile App to Follow the FSBL

FOLLOW YOUR Farmwell Station Basketball League TEAM
ALL SEASON LONG

DOWNLOAD THE *NEW* SI PLAY MOBILE APP!

The NEW SI Play mobile app for Leagueathletics.com hosted organizations, including Farmwell Station Basketball League, combines schedules, standings, team contact info & communication in the palm of your hand! Stay connected on-the-go and never have to worry about missing out!

TOP FIVE REASONS YOU'LL LOVE 
SI PLAY MOBILE 

  1. ONE SCHEDULE for all your LeagueAthletics.com teams - no more swapping from team-to-team or website-to-website
  2. Instant message your team members with Team Chat
  3. Players are the Heroes with Individual Player Cards
  4. Post or View Results & Standings all in one spot. Plus updates are pushed to and from your club's website
  5. Create content rich news feeds that include photos or web articles


by posted 11/17/2017
Inclement Weather? Call the LCPR Sports Cancellation Hotline
On inclement weather days, please call the Loudoun County Parks & Recreation Sports Cancelation Hotline:
703-777-0456
to verify that the schools are open prior to heading out for your practice or games.  We will attempt to post a message on the FSBL website and send out a broadcast email to parents when we are made aware of any closings.  There is often a delay between when the county closes the schools and when we can post it on the FSBL website.

posted 10/31/2017
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 10/11/2017
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.

FSBL has received some questions regarding the wearing of shorts with pockets. FSBL players must wear plain solid black shorts ​with no other colors or designs. The preference is that these shorts have no ​pockets. Players who wear shorts with pockets are required to keep the pockets empty while participating in games. If items are discovered in the pockets during the game, the player will be removed for the remainder of the​ game. Repeated violations will lead to further discipline.​

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 10/11/2017
What are Concussions?
 

posted 10/01/2017

Youth Sports 101

Your child's success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are.

But having an athlete who is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and tries their best IS a direct reflection of your parenting.

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Do You Love Basketball?

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

1.  These are kids.

2.  Basketball is a
      game.

3.  Parents should
      cheer for
      everyone!

4.  The referees are
      human and some
      times make
      mistakes.

5.  Your child is not a
      professional
      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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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