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Baller Action LEAGUE COORDINATOR LEAGUE COORDINATOR RIDERBOOK. NO PART OF THIS PUBLICATION MAY BE REPRODUCED IN ANY FORM WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE ORGANIZATION, BALLER ATHLETICS.


CONTENTS LEAGUE INFORMATION PURPOSE STATEMENT AND VALUES...........................................................2 INTRODUCTION .........................................................................................3 GUIDING PRINCIPLES .................................................................................4

SECTION ONE // LEAGUE COORDINATOR LEAGUE COORDINATOR OPPORTUNITIES ....................................................5 RECRUIT COORDINATING TEAM..................................................................6 DEFINE LEAGUE TIME LINE ........................................................................7

SECTION TWO // PROMOTION PROMOTE LEAGUE .................................................................................... 8 RECRUIT COACHES ....................................................................................9

SECTION THREE // RIDERS REGISTER RIDERS ...................................................................................10 ORGANIZE TEAMS....................................................................................11

SECTION FOUR // OPERATIONS SESSIONS ...............................................................................................12 FACILITY LAYOUT.....................................................................................13 LIFE LESSONS OUTLINE ...........................................................................14 GOSPEL SUMMARY.............................................................................15-16 CONTESTS ........................................................................................17-18 NOTES.....................................................................................................21


baller ATHLETICS PURPOSE STATEMENT Dedicated to cultivating sports culture, the athlete and the sport.

VALUES ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE We aspire to see athletics thrive globally.

LIFE DEVELOPMENT We seek to create environments for participants to be the best they can be in life through character and spiritual development.

SOCIAL CHANGE We desire to use athletics as a platform to offer hope and generate social change.

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iNTRODUCTION WELCOME TO BALLER ACTION. This riderbook is designed to provide key information and stepby-step guidelines in assisting you as the league coordinator for this season. The information on the following pages includes guiding principles for the league, league coordinator opportunities, league time -line and promotion outlines, rider responsibilities, order information, and session and contest instructions for Baller Action. We have also created an accompanying CD that supplies you with printable forms for the league. Thank you for volunteering to be a league coordinator. This league would not happen without you. Together we can make a difference and have a successful season. Sincerely,

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GUIDING PRINCIPLES

• Be the best rider you can be. • Be a rider of character. • Be a rider that works hard. • Be a rider that respects others. • Be a rider that enjoys the sport. • Be a rider that honors God.

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LEAGUE COORDINATOR O P P O RT U N I T I E S As a League Coordinator, you have the opportunity to make an impact on the success of this league. Please read the following commitments associated wih being a League Coordinator: RECRUIT COORDINATING TEAM Gather a team to assist you. Communicate coordinating opportunities, delegate responsibilities, train and empower team members, and serve as main point of contact for the league. DEFINE LEAGUE INFORMATION Establish league time-line and determine registration fees and how you will divide riders. Select key dates for promotion and sign-up period, weekly-sessions, and a contest. PROMOTE LEAGUE Get the word out. Display posters and distribute brochures in key areas where potential riders will see the league information. RECRUIT COACHES. Seek out potential coaches face to face. Communicate coaching opportunities and guiding principles and values of the league. Train and empower coaches for the league. REGISTER RIDERS Have a plan when receiving rider brochures. Organize and process brochures and make sure key information is filled out and league fees are paid. ORGANIZE TEAMS Riders will sign up based on sport and age group. Place individual riders on teams. Put orders in for rider packages. Distribute schedules. SET-UP SESSIONS Determine where to hold sessions. Schedule each team sessions. Provide and set-up needed equipment, rails, ledges, and ramps. Administer set-up and clean up. Have a team member organize and monitor session times. Distribute rider packages to coaches. OPERATE CONTESTS. Prepare the facilities for a contest. Provide needed equipment for teams and scorers table. Communicate schedule with teams and judges. Have fun.

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RECRUIT COORDINATING TEAM 1. COMMUNICATE COORDINATING OPPORTUNITIES Spread the vision and the values of the league. Make a list of all the coordinating opportunities that you need help with and that still need to be filled. Communicate with potential team members the various opportunities to serve on the coordinating team for this league. Be specific on league time-line, commitment level, responsibilities, and expectations. 2. GATHER A TEAM A team will assist you in coordinating all of the league opportunities. The league is not designed for you to operate it by yourself. Gather team members that are responsible, have strengths in the designated areas of service, and are excited about the league. Meet with potential team members face to face. 3. DELEGATE RESPONSIBILITIES Assign and communicate the responsibilities for each team member. Certain team members can be assigned more than one responsibility. 4. TRAIN AND EMPOWER TEAM Meet with team members one on one, in a group meeting, or via email or web. Make sure every team member is equipped and feels confident to serve with their delegated responsibilities. 5. BE AVAILABLE Serve as the main point of contact for your team members and the rest of the league. Provide regular and consistent communication with the coordinating team and various league coach’s and volunteer’s.

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DEFINE LEAGUE INFORMATION 1. ESTABLISH LEAGUE TIME-LINE Discuss a potential league time-line with a key staff person and those responsible scheduling and budgets. Make sure facility schedule is open for desired league time-line. Think through the whole league schedule, from beginning to end. 2. SELECT KEY DATES The key dates will help fill in the details of the league time-line. The key dates include the period for promotion and sign-ups, session schedule, and contest schedule. Be aware and make adjustments with key dates that might conflict with major holidays or facility availability during the league time-line. 3. SECURE FACILITIES Determine if league will be performed on-site at your church or off-site at a local facility. Book the facility that you choose. Keep in mind enough dates for each session, a league-ending contest, and for possible weather cancelations for facilities that are outside. Make adjustments with key dates if facility availability are altered. 4. DETERMINE REGISTRATION FEES Baller Action charges a flat fee for each rider. This is an all inclusive fee for league promotional material, league coordinator and coaches material, and rider packages. Establish a league budget. Determine what additional equipment, material, and insurance is needed to operate the league. Determine if the registration fee needs to be raised to accommodate scholarships, shipping cost, contest costs, and facility and equipment cost. Determine if you will have a late registration fee. 5. CONTACT BALLER ACTION LEAGUE REPS Baller Action league reps will assist you on establishing a league timeline, selecting key dates, and determining your registration fees. Notify reps when you have finalized league information to begin the promotional period.

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PROMOTE LEAGUE 1. GET THE WORD OUT Begin with sharing the league information and vision with people in your circles of influence. Your circles of influence might be at church, work, and your neighborhood. Think about key people and outlets that would be interested in a youth action sports league. Target youth groups and community groups of churches. Get people excited about the opportunities to serve and participate in this league. 2. DISPLAY POSTERS Display posters in key areas where potential riders and coaches will see the league information. Examples could include youth rooms, gyms, social areas in the community, and in schools. Receive confirmation from key authorities before displaying posters. 3. DISTRIBUTE BROCHURES Distribute brochures in all the key areas you display posters. Additionally, follow up with riders that signed up and have them distribute a brochure to a friend and others in their neighborhood or school. Meet with school athletic directors and administration to ask for permission to distribute brochures to those interested in action sports. 4. MEDIA Post league information on a website or via email. Explore options of promoting the league through local skate shops, local newspapers, radio, and movie theater ads. 5. TRAIN STAFF Train staff and volunteers to answer all the key league information: league time-line, key dates, registration dead-lines, session and contest schedules, and league coordinating contacts.

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RECRUIT COACHES 1. SEEK OUT COACHES Seek out potential coaches face to face. Begin with sharing the league information and purpose. Communicate coaching opportunities, responsibilities, guiding principles and values of the league. Explain the coaching riderbook that will be provided to help guide them throughout the season and confirm your support to them through the league coordinating team. 2. TRAIN COACHES Meet with coaches and take them through the coach riderbook. Ensure that each coach is trained and familiar with the responsibilities for the league. Answer any questions or concerns that they might have. 3. SEEK OUT JUDGES Seek out judges face to face for an end of league contest. Share the league information, guiding principles and values, and what we are trying to accomplish in this league. 4. FOLLOW UP WITH FAMILIES Follow up with parents or family members of riders that have signed up for the league as potential coaches or judges. Talk to youth group and youth organization leaders in pursuit of potential volunteers. 5. COMMUNICATE WITH LOCAL SCHOOLS Colleges or Seminaries might have students that are interested or need volunteer hours.

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REGISTER RIDERS 1. ORGANIZE REGISTRATION When the registration brochures are received, have a plan to organize and process the brochures. Communicate drop off location and collection process with staff. Set-up a filing system. Keep record of all key information on brochures. 2. CHECK KEY INFORMATION Make sure that all the key information is filled out on the brochures. Highlight information that is not filled out and make necessary contact to complete registration process. Communicate with staff or registration collecting volunteers to check for all necessary information needed when receiving the brochures. Check that registration fees are paid. 3. COMMUNICATE LEAGUE TIME-LINE After brochures are turned in and filled out correctly, inform the riders and families about the next step in the league process. Communicate the dates and schedules for the league. SUPPORT Baller Action league reps can assist you in how to register riders for the league.

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ORGANIZE TEAMS 1. FINALIZE TEAMS Depending on the number of riders and age groups, divide riders onto skateboarding and bmx teams. Balance out the number of riders on each team to account for facility space and ideal skill development and mentoring interaction. 5-10 riders on each team should work. Confirm each rider and coach roster information. Schedule teams at multiple hours if you have a large number of teams. Fill out forms for team rosters and schedules. Forms are located on League Coordinator CD. 2. DISTRIBUTE TEAM ROSTERS AND SCHEDULES Pass out team rosters and contact information, session and contest schedules to coaches. Have coaches contact team riders. Also post schedules in key locations and online. 3. CONFIRM TEAM ORDERS Fill out forms for each rider package and the coaches, coordinators, and judges t-shirt size. Confirm that you have the correct order information. 4. PLACE TEAM ORDERS Place online form order for all gear and material with Baller Action league reps. 5. ORGANIZE RIDER PACKAGES Prepare and distribute all gear and material to each team. SUPPORT Baller Action league reps will assist you organize riders for the league.

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SESSIONS 1. ORGANIZE Have a League Coordinator team member organize and monitor session time. Confirm and schedule facility session time. If renting a facility or park, finalize all paperwork and fees. Be a point of contact for the league. Communicate on a regular basis with the coaches. 2. FACILITY SET-UP Make sure the facility is set-up for all sessions. Provide needed equipment for each team. Set-up seating areas for people accompanying riders to sessions. Make sure restrooms are open if available. Administer facility set-up and clean up. 3. DISTRIBUTE TEAM PACKAGES Distribute rider packages to each coach before or at the first practice. Make sure coaches have their shirts as well. 4. OVERSEE Confirm that life lessons and skill development are being performed by each coach.

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FACILITY LAYOUT The following is a facility option if you are going to host a league on-site with your own skate and bmx layout. Ensure that riders have proper rails, ledges, ramps, and space to perform skate and bmx skills. Designating areas for skate and bmx riders would be more efficient for your league. The following equipment for a bmx layout option includes: quarter pipes with deck, quarter box jump, and a box slides.

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The following equipment for a skate layout option includes: rail slides, box jump, and a box slide.

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LIFE LESSONS WEEK 1 LESSON The source of your skills PRINCIPLE Be creative like your creator WEEK 2 LESSON Love your opponent vs competitiveness PRINCIPLE Be balanced in competition WEEK 3 LESSON The power of influence PRINCIPLE Be a rider who honors authority WEEK 4 LESSON Down but not out PRINCIPLE Be a rider who overcomes adversity WEEK 5 LESSON Athletics is worship PRINCIPLE Honor God with your riding WEEK 6 LESSON Redeem the sport PRINCIPLE Ride the right way WEEK 7 LESSON The worst penalty PRINCIPLE The affects of sin WEEK 8 LESSON The great substitute PRINCIPLE The hope of Christ

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GOSPEL SUMMARY The Bible tells us that one day will be face to face with God and give an account of the life we lived. Are you ready for that day? What will you say? If you can’t say anything, what will your life say about you? The Bible also tells us that our life must be right before God. The problem is that our sin separates us from God, the Holy one. However, there is hope in that your life can be right with God. Getting your life right means trusting solely on Gods work to solve your problem of sin and transform your life as God intended it to be. KEYS TO HAVE YOUR LIFE RIGHT WITH GOD: ADMIT that you are a sinner. Romans 3:23, “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” (NLT) BELIEVE that Christ died and rose again for your sins. Romans 10:9, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (NLT) TRUST in Gods work to transform your life and not your own works. Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (ESV) COMMIT your life to Christ as your Lord and Savior. John 14:6, Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” (NLT) KEYS IN RESPONDING TO GOD THE SON, JESUS: Despise your sins and confess them to God. Realize your only hope is having faith in the work of Christ to forgive your sins. Follow and honor Him with your whole life. Trust that you are now at peace with God and in a right relationship with Him. Know that you were created to do good works and fulfill the purposes of God. Learn what those purposes are and how you fit into them. NEXT STEPS: Join a solid local church to encourage you in your new life. Seek out accountability. Read Gods Word. Actively seek growth. Talk to God. Don’t let your hunger and thirst for God die. Don’t live a wasted life. Tell others about the hope you have and what God has done in your own life.

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LEAGUE CONTEST 1. ORGANIZE Have the League Coordinating team organize and schedule a league ending contest. Schedule facility time for a one day contest. Account for multiple heats in each sport (skateboarding and bmx) and the number of riders entered. Schedule judges and support staff. Post contest schedule. When planning for your contest you will want to devote about 8 hours of time to complete the entire event. Set-up should begin at least one hour before registration begins. 2. FACILITY SET-UP Make sure facility is open and set-up for the contest. Provide needed equipment and seating areas for fans attending the contests. Make sure restrooms are open and available. Supply a station for judges, awards, check-in, and communication. Set-up a PA system and mic to communicate during the contest. Administer facility set-up and clean up. 3. CONTEST REGISTRATION Once you have closed the registration and set up the course for the contest, you will give an open practice time to the riders to become acquainted with the obstacles for around 30 minutes. During this time you will take the contest roster and assign each participant to a specific group of 5 riders. Try to group the riders with those who have the same or similar skill set to make it as fair as possible during judging. To start the contest allow one hour for registration.

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4.CONTEST FORMAT Following the practice time, explain to the riders that next they will be competing in a qualifying round. Let them know that they have been assigned to a group. Each group will be called out when it is their time to compete. When called each rider will be given 90 seconds to ride the course and perform their tricks. At the end of the 90 seconds they will be judged using the assigned scoring card. Once each rider in the group has performed and the scores have been tallied, move on to the next group. The top 2 scoring riders in each group advances to the final. Announce, in no particular order, those who will be advancing to the final. Allow for a short break and then move to the final round. In the finals, each rider will be given another 90 second session to perform their best tricks. Judging will be the same as during the qualifying rounds. Once each rider has competed and the scores have been tallied, the winners and prizes can then be announced. 5. JUDGING You will need to have 3 to 5 judges. Each judge will be given a score card to subjectively score each rider on various skill aspects during their session. Once each judge has finished scoring the participants, you will need to collect the score cards and add up the totals for each participant. (See the score cards on the following pages).

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6. AWARDS Confirm and supply awards for the riders. The number of awards needed depends on the number of riders, divisions, and the winners recognized. Baller Action will supply some award options for the contest. Award options include custom skateboards, gear, and gift cards. 7. PRE-CONTEST Host practice contests to prepare for official end of league contest. Follow format, rules, time, and judging criteria to improve on skills. Use contest forms in the back of the riderbook to judge riders. SCORING From 1-10 (With 10 being the top Score) 1. DIVERSITY Did the rider use the entire course and most of the obstacles ? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2. DIFFICULTY How difficult and technical were the tricks being performed? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3. CONSISTENCY Did the rider land or pull the tricks attempted? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4. ORIGINALITY Did the rider show originality in his run? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TOTAL SCORE =

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SAMPLE CONTEST SCHEDULE SET-UP 8:00 - 9:00 AM REGISTRATION 9:00 -10:00 AM PRACTICE 10:00-10:30 AM QUALIFIER ROUNDS 10:30- 12:30 PM BREAK 12:30 - 1:00 PM FINALS 1:00 - 2:00 PM AWARDS 2:00 - 2:30 PM TEAR DOWN 2:30- 3:30 PM

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CONTEST FORMS BMX DIVISION BMX DIVISION RIDERS

BMX DIVISION RIDERS

QUALIFIER ROUND DIVERSITY

DIFFICULTY

QUALIFIER ROUND DIVERSITY

DIFFICULTY

SCORE

1-10

CONSISTENCY

ORIGINALITY

SCORE

1-10

CONSISTENCY

ORIGINALITY

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TOTAL

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CONTEST FORMS SKATE DIVISION SKATE DIVISION

RIDERS

SKATE DIVISION

RIDERS

QUALIFIER ROUND DIVERSITY

DIFFICULTY

QUALIFIER ROUND DIVERSITY

DIFFICULTY

SCORE

1-10

CONSISTENCY

ORIGINALITY

SCORE

1-10

CONSISTENCY

ORIGINALITY

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TOTAL

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NOTES

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