15U / 9TH GRADE DIVISION
Players in the 9th grade can be 15 or 16 years old but cannot turn 17 before 9/1/2023.
Players in the 10th grade who want to play down into the 9th grade division cannot turn 16 before 9/1/2023.
E.A. interscholastic athletic program use teaching approaches that focus on player evaluation, position training and a high competition schedule with one major goal in mind: to help every player tap into their true potential. EA Prep basketball teams are based on an understanding of basketball fundamentals. Coaches will focus on specific-position instruction to assist with increasing technical skill development. Our tactical program will ensure that our student-athletes enhance their progression through our world-class coaching staff by providing positive motivation along with great training to give players the chance to compete anywhere.
Playing on an E.A. Prep Stars (Educated Athletes) team is a privilege – not a right. Parents/Legal Guardians
The E.A. PREP cannot succeed and prosper without parental support. This support comes in many forms. As an E.A. PREP traveling parent, we need you to:
Selection for an E.A. Prep Stars (Educated Athletes) team comes with expectations – not only for the players but also the parents and/or legal guardians. Here are the general rules and guidelines:
In accepting this offer, the undersigned player will be committed to the E.A. PREP STARS (Educated Athletes) program. The signed acknowledgement of this commitment letter binds a player to the E.A. PREP STARS (Educated Athletes) Organization for the current season. Players cannot participate with another team unless the E.A. PREP STARS (Educated Athletes) Organization releases the player from this commitment. Also, the player must comply with applicable AAU, YBOA, USBA and USSSA rules with respect to changing organizations in the particular state of participation. By signing this commitment letter, I understand the E.A. PREP STARS (Educated Athletes) team will not be secondary to other non-school sports. The undersigned player may play other selected non-school sports with the understanding that his/her participation with the E.A. PREP STARS (Educated Athletes) team will be first priority. I also understand and acknowledge that all team practices and games are mandatory, and all players must be attentive and on time unless otherwise agreed upon by the coach responsible for the undersigned player. If player fees and/or additional tournaments expenses for the undersigned player are not paid upon the expected deadline, the undersigned player will be placed on a probationary period and will not be allowed to continue with the E.A. PREP STARS (Educated Athletes) program until such fees and/or expenses are paid in full (This includes practice).
Medical Release: I hereby authorize E.A. Prep Stars Basketball Club/E.A. Lady Stars/E A Prep LLC to procure and consent to, medical, hospital or dental care for myself or my child in the event of injury as a result of participation in this program. Waiver and Release of Liability: In consideration of my participation, I hereby release, discharge and covenant not to sue the E.A. Prep Stars Basketball Club/E.A. Lady Stars/E A Prep LLC, its officers, employees and volunteers, from any and all present and future claims, demands, actions, or causes of action resulting from any accidents, injuries, deaths, or loss of and/or damage to my/our person(s) or property arising out of or connected with my/our participation in the above activity(ies) (except for claims legally caused by the sole negligence or willful misconduct of E.A. Prep Stars Basketball Club/E.A. Lady Stars/E A Prep LLC or others listed above). I hereby voluntarily waive any and all claims resulting from negligence, both present and future, that may be made by me, my family, estate, heirs, or assigns. Further, I am aware that this activity may involve certain risks or possible dangers, including death, and that equipment provided for my protection may be inadequate to prevent serious injury. I am voluntarily participating in this activity with knowledge of the danger involved and hereby agree to accept any and all inherent risks of property damage, personal injury, or death. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the E.A. Prep Stars Basketball Club/E.A. Lady Stars/E A Prep LLC and others listed above for any and all claims arising as a result of my engaging in this activity. I understand that this waiver is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of North Carolina and agree that if any portion is held invalid, the remainder of the waiver will continue in full legal force and effect. I further agree that the venue for any legal proceedings shall be in California. I affirm that I am of legal age and am freely signing this document. I have read this form and fully understand that by signing this form, I am giving up legal rights and/or remedies which may be available to me against the E.A. Prep Stars Basketball Club/E.A. Lady Stars/E A Prep LLC or any of the parties listed above. Photo/Video Release: I hereby agree to allow the use of my child(ren)’s photograph and/or video for future program publicity.