Use this list of 12 team covenants with your basketball team to help instill values such as togetherness, selflessness, hard work, and more that will lead to a winning team.
- We will accomplish what we do TOGETHER. We share our success and we never let any one of us fail alone.
- We are fully grown adults. We will act as such and expect the same from the people around us.
- We will not keep secrets. Information that affects us all will be shared by all of us and we will quickly and openly work to separate fact from fiction.
- We will not lie to ourselves or to each other. None of us will tolerate any of us doing so. We will depend on each other for the truth.
- We will keep our word. We will say what we mean and do what we say. We trust the word of others to be good as well.
- We will keep our head. We will not panic in the face of tough times. We will always choose to roll up our sleeves rather than wring our hands.
- We will develop our abilities and take pride in them. We will set our own standards higher than our most challenging opponents and we will please our fans by pleasing ourselves.
- We will treat our locker room like home and our teammates like family. We spend too much time together to allow these things to go bad.
- We will be unselfish and expect that everyone else will exhibit this same quality. We will care about each other without expectations.
- We will look out for each other. We truly believe that we are our brother’s keeper.
- We are students at [_______], and as such we will strive to be the best we can in the classroom. We take pride in our grade point average and expect our teammates to do the same.
- Losing cannot and will not be tolerated in anything we do. Losing to us is to be shamed, embarrassed, and humiliated. There is no excuse for losing a basketball game at [_______].
If you would like, you can also download ‘12 Basketball Team Covenants‘ from our Download Library. The download is in .doc format so you can easily add your school/team name where needed and then save it and/or print it off to give to your players!