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Statement of Faith


1. The scriptures of the Holy Bible are the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.

2. In Christ, that he came to earth, lived, died and rose from the grave.

3. That all of us have sinned, and that redemption and atonement can only come through Christ.

4. In the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in the importance of one's own church for worship, service and missions.

Metro Academy believes these four precepts are basic to the Christian faith. Matters of doctrinal differences or personal interpretation are left up to the parents and churches.

All families who wish to participate with Metro Academy will be asked to agree with the 4 precepts above at the time of registration.  If there is any reason that you cannot in good conscience make that agreement, but still wish to participate in the Metro Academy programs, please contact the Metro Academy Board at to discuss possibilities.  

Program Guidelines

How we strive to conduct ourselves

Coaches Guidelines:

  • Be firm, fair, and consistent with each athlete.
  • Communicate with players and parents in a positive and appropriate manner.
  • Be organized and prepared for practice and games.
  • Be a positive role model and follow standards expected of athletes.
  • Be supportive of ALL sports that are participated in by METRO ACADEMY athletes.
  • Remain at the gym to inspect the clean-up of your team, THEN release players.
  • Evaluate Athletes for Injury or Incapacity - Coaches must condition athletes in a way that prepares them for challenging practices and competitive activities. When an injury requiring a doctor’s care occurs, athletes should not be allowed to participate in athletics until the doctor has provided clearance.

Medical Release Policy/Concussions

When an injury requiring a doctor’s care occurs, athletes must obtain a doctor’s clearance before the athlete will be allowed to participate in athletics.

In accordance with KSHSAA guidelines, the Mavs will abide by the following procedures in regard to head injury:

  1. If a school athlete suffers, or is suspected of having suffered, a concussion or head injury during a sport competition or practice session, such school athlete immediately shall be removed from the sport competition or practice session.
  2. Any school athlete who has been removed from a sport competition or practice session shall not return to competition or practice until the athlete is evaluated by a health care provider and the health care provider provides such athlete a written clearance to return to play or practice.”

Parent Guidelines

  • Read “10 Guidelines for Being a Positive Player-Parent”. Be positive and supportive of your child, the team, coaches, other parents, and officials.
  • Parents should strive to be good role models and adhere to the same code of conduct that we expect of our players and coaches. If you have family or friends attending a game, please encourage them to exhibit good sportsmanship in the stands.
  • Turn in ALL paperwork and fees by the registration deadline. NO uniform will be issued unless fees have been paid or arrangements for payments have been made.
  • Parents are responsible for notifying the coach and/or Athletic Director if any of their child’s grades fall below a passing level. This is important for the Mavs to remain in compliance with both KSHAA rules and for our team to be eligible to play in the NCHC regional and national tournaments.
  • Parents are responsible for their player’s transportation to and from practice and games. Locations and directions to games can be found on our website,
  • All contacts regarding player absences should be made through the coach.
  • Understand that the Metro Mavs are a competitive sports program and playing time is strictly at the discretion of the coach based on the coach’s decision about what will make the team most competitive.
  • Understand that the Metro Mavs is a completely volunteer-run organization. NO ONE (including coaches) receives pay for his/her contributions. Therefore, it is vital to the operation of the program that each family assists in fundraising and volunteer in some capacity (See Volunteer & Fundraising sections).
  • Communicate with coaches in a positive and supportive manner. Please trust and accept decisions of the coaches. The coaches have the best interest of your child and the team in mind. If you have a problem or a question about the coaching, these are the proper steps that should be taken:
  • First, ask your child if they understand the reason. 
  • If they do not, or you are not satisfied, encourage your child to follow up with the coach (see Athlete Guidelines).
  • If you are still unsure about the reason, you and your child should schedule a time to speak with the coach together.
  • If the problem cannot be resolved with the coach, or you are not sure how to handle a situation, please contact the Athletic Director.
  • Please do not engage in gossip with other parents or players since that kind of behavior usually causes disunity and hurts everyone involved. 


  1. Cheer your player on, be supportive of him/her, console him/her; but do it without judging him/her, the coach, or teammates.
  2. Many things will aggravate you that do not even faze your player. Do not make something into an issue if it is NOT an issue.
  3. Encourage your child to seek his/her own answers. Coaches respect players who come to them and privately question their playing time or role; it immediately indicates a desire for more.
  4. Understand the rules of the game and the coach's philosophy. Substituting in volleyball has consequences. A rotation in basketball is important.
  5. Do your physical part as a parent. Get your child to practice on time, and pick him/her up promptly. Demonstrating responsibility and commitment can be incredibly effective.
  6. Positions and talent sometimes do not match up. Coaches attempt to do what is best for the team, putting the best physical mix and the best "chemistry" on the floor or field. That may mean that sometimes your son or daughter may be playing out of position in an attempt to "strengthen" the team. Your positive attitude can go a long way toward helping your player adjust to a new role. Stay positive, and there is a good possibility your player will flourish; if you are negative, he/she will not.
  7. If you have real concerns and your player has attempted unsuccessfully to work things out with the coach on his/her own, schedule a meeting with the coach and have your player attend with you. (You may not be hearing the whole story--a common occurrence.) If you are trying to resolve a problem, help your player by being a role model in the problem- solving procedure.
  8. Never approach a coach with a complaint after a tough game. Wait and schedule a visit after everyone cools off. Most coaches are highly competitive and, just like players, do not like to be confronted after tough games.
  9. Please think before criticizing anyone connected with your son’s or daughter's team. Criticism is contagious and often hurtful. The damage you do could be irreversible.
  10. Visibly show that you enjoy watching your player perform; this will make him/her feel better about participation, no matter what the role is.

Athlete Guidelines

As an athlete with the Metro Academy Mavericks, much will be expected of you. The sport you are engaged in will require both physical and mental endurance. As an athlete, you should recognize the importance of working hard, encouraging teammates, and setting goals to build endurance. Most sports are momentum games, which comes from the mental aspect of play. Therefore, it is important to work as a team, think as a team, and perform as a team.

As a representative of the Mavs, you will be expected to exhibit a character of respect, self-control, self-discipline, and integrity in all of your interactions related to this team. Players who do these things gain the respect of their team and coaches, and invariably see more playing time.

  • Make an effort to build good relationships with all team members & coaches; be honest, trustworthy, fair, responsible, & helpful.
  • Receive instruction and constructive criticism with a humble attitude.
  • Eat a healthy diet and get plenty of rest as this will have a large effect upon your playing ability and the success of your team.
  • Even when you are not at practices or games, be sure to drink plenty of water so you will remain adequately hydrated. (no carbonated beverages, please)
  • Be in control of your emotions, your facial expressions, and your words.
  • No vulgar, hateful or foul language
  • No taunting, bullying, or inappropriate gestures
  • No rude behavior toward teammates, opponents, officials, parents, fans, or coaches
  • No inappropriate public displays of affection
  • No alcohol or illegal substance use