Lincoln Lynx: Mission Statement and Core Values

Thursday, October 27
Lincoln Lynx Mission Statement and Core Values

Mission Statement Lynx Basketball is a volunteer organization with a mission to contribute to increasing the passion for basketball in the community through the operation of a model youth basketball program that emphasizes strong fundamentals, excellent instruction/coaching, equal and maximum opportunities and transparent administration.

Core Values of Lynx Basketball Organization include:

• Player Development – The advancement of individual and team skills of all participants through practice and games is at the core of what we are attempting to accomplish. We will strive to provide as many opportunities to practice and play for as many kids as is reasonable.

• Sportsmanship – We expect that all participants in our organization, including players, coaches, and parents will conduct themselves with respect and a positive, constructive attitude toward the game and toward each other. Lynx Basketball expects all participants to exhibit: winning without bragging, losing without complaining or making excuses, treating referees and opponents with respect, encouraging teammates, respecting the coaches, officials and volunteers of the organization. Without this fundamentally positive and respectful attitude, attempts to accomplish any of our goals are undermined.

• Competition – Competition and the desire to win are essential elements of Lincoln Lynx Basketball. This is based on our belief that competition is an important part of player development and that playing to win is an important part of competition. We recognize, however, that the level of competition and playing to win will vary based on age, league, regular season and playoffs. .

• Fairness and Transparency – Our processes and our management will be fair and transparent. Merit, skill, positive attitudes and hard work will be rewarded. Our selection processes for our teams and coaches, along with our finances and rules and regulations will be managed in a clear, direct and open way. Not everyone will agree with every selection or decision. We will strive to ensure that the processes by which selections or decisions are arrived at are fair to the whole and transparent to all.

• Fun and Safety - We believe the most important reason young people play sports is to have fun. This does not mean that everything every player does is fun all the time. It does mean that when a player looks back on the year, they feel they been in an environment that was fun. We also require that the environment is safe for players, coaches and all involved.