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LETTER OF INTENT AND COMMITMENT
​2024 Season

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Dear Players, Parents and/or Legal guardians,


Please accept this letter as your invitation to become a member of the Texas LoneStar Basketball, LLC, also referred to as “LoneStar”, organization for the 2024 select season. We are a year-round program that focuses on developing aspiring college basketball players. Team practices and skills training will be scheduled throughout the entire year. We also offer and encourage players to participate in extra skills training sessions throughout the year that are offered at a discounted rate for our players. We strive to be the best and we thank you for choosing to be a part of our basketball family!

This commitment will be from the date of submission through 31 July 2024 (or the last day of the last scheduled tournament for the season). Please read the following thoroughly. In accepting this offer, the identified player below will be committed to Texas LoneStar during the time frame noted above and maintain a:

LIMITED Membership (1 practice/skill session per week on Sunday) during "off tournament season" and a STANDARD Membership (2 practices/skill sessions per week, one during the week and one during the weekend) during "tournament season".


Off Tournament Season: August-January

Select Tournament Season: February-July

Please be advised that LoneStar reserves the right to modify team placement, practice schedules, tournament schedules, practice facilities, coaching assignments, and team names/identifiers at any time during the year. All changes will be made in the best interest of the organization, the team, and the individual players.

The submitted acknowledgment of this commitment letter binds a player to the Texas LoneStar Basketball organization for the current season. Players may not play for another team unless Texas LoneStar Basketball releases the player, or provides consent, and the player complies with applicable AAU/NCAA rules with respect to changing organizations for the state the player is participating in.

By submitting this commitment letter, I understand that participation with another organization or team outside of LoneStar is strictly prohibited without prior approval from Coach Jimmy Stellato, Girls Division Director and 3SSB Head Coach. If playing in other non-school sports, participation in Texas LoneStar will be the player’s first priority. I understand and acknowledge that all scheduled team practices and tournaments are mandatory. Notifying the coach of an absence does not constitute an excused absence.

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED:

 

Eligibility Clause: Texas LoneStar is required to register all players in the NCAA database and players will NOT be allowed to participate in any NCAA certified events with another organization for the duration of this contract (players may only be on one NCAA roster). Adidas prohibits the recruiting of players that are SIGNED and COMMITTED to another Adidas 3SSB organization. Adidas sponsored organizations are bound by a contract to uphold this agreement. If a player makes a decision to leave/quit after committing, the player does risk being deemed "ineligible" to participate by the NCAA and/or Adidas for the remainder of the season.

 

Skill Training Exclusivity Clause: Signed players must receive APPROVAL prior to participating in any skills training that is hosted outside of LoneStar. Our priority is to remain dedicated to the development of our players and this clause is to ensure that our players to do not engage in training that will be counterproductive to their growth and development. Please send request to train outside of LoneStar to: texaslonestarbasketball@gmail.com or contact us at 940-245-1023.

 

Travel Clause: 3SSB teams will travel out of town for tournaments. For the 2024 schedule, we will travel to: South Carolina, Nebraska/Iowa, Arkansas, College Station and adidas will add one more to the schedule. Each family is responsible for booking and paying for their own travel. We do provide travel days (so everyone knows when to fly in and out, provided after the tournament solidifies the schedule) and we will have a team hotel that everyone will stay at. *If your family anticipates an issue with travel, please notify us as soon as possible. We make every effort possible to ensure nobody is left behind and are happy to help coordinate host families and shared expense opportunities.

 

3SSB Player Perks Clause: We offer a lot of "extras" to our 3SSB players. Everything that we do for our 3SSB teams will look a little different- and we believe that's how it should be! While we know y'all appreciate it we just ask that you keep that information confidential and not advertise it to other LoneStar families. We do not want to upset anyone or cause unnecessary turmoil so if you have a question- please ask Coach Jimmy or Annie directly and do not post/ask it publicly.

 

Example of Perks:

  • Longer skills training sessions

  • Longer practices that include a 30-minute strength and conditioning workout twice a week

  • Priority training spots and session times

  • Free gear (items will vary each year)

  • Social media graphics and exposure

  • Recruiting assistance: review of letters/invites/offers, school selection guidance, ect.

  • Invitations to workouts hosted at LoneStar for college coaches



Failure to abide by these terms can result in game suspension or the termination of this contract. I also understand that LoneStar reserves the right to terminate this contract due to any action that is listed in the Letter of Intent and Exceptions, Player and Parent Exceptions Letter, or for any reason deemed inappropriate by LoneStar.



As the parent and/or legal guardian for the player identified below, I fully understand and agree to abide by the following financial policy:

All monthly fees are due on the first of each month (unless otherwise agreed upon with the LoneStar Staff). There is a 5-day grace period provided (1st -5th) and then a late fee in the amount of $25 will be added to your invoice of payment is not received by midnight on the 5th. Any exception to submit payment outside of the allotted time must be requested and submitted to Annie Stellato prior to the 5th of the month. During tournament season dues will include the base rate of $255, plus the tournament fee (which is based on the team your daughter is assigned to).

 

If monthly fees and/or additional tournament expenses for the player identified below 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 Texas LoneStar until such fees and/or expenses are paid in full.

 

All account balances must be current prior to participating in the first July tournament (no roll over balances allowed). 

 

I acknowledge that NO REFUNDS will be given after payment is submitted. If payment for the startup fee was made, that amount will be applied to the termination fee and the player will NOT receive any gear.

 

I understand that if the player/parent decide to terminate their commitment to LoneStar prior to the date listed above, a termination fee equal to the remaining months fees (coaching, gym, and tournaments that were listed on original team tournament schedule) will be invoiced and due upon departure from the program. I also understand that by submitting payment for monthly dues, services are considered rendered in full for the month. No rollovers, refunds, credits or make up sessions will be provided for any missed or unattended sessions. If your family chooses to terminate their contract for any reason, no refunds will be issued. 

By electronically signing this form, you are agreeing to the terms of this document.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us @ 940-245-1023 at any time. You can also email us at texaslonestarbasketball@gmail.com.

Thank you, Jimmy & Annie Stellato
Founders, Texas LoneStar Basketball, LLC 

Please complete the electronic acknowledgement below after reading this agreement. 

PLAYER AND PARENT EXPECTATIONS

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Dear Players, Parents and/or Legal Guardians,


Commitment is the cornerstone to any successful team. Your daughter’s team will rely on his/her dedication and decision to play for Texas LoneStar. Based on your son/daughter’s commitment we can build a strong and complementary team. By submitting this letter, I understand the follow guidelines apply to our family’s membership with Texas LoneStar:
 

  1. Specific team placement is NOT guaranteed UNLESS Coach Jimmy has provided your daughter with a team assignment (i.e. 15U, 16U, 17U 3SSB team). Team assignments are made by the Head Coach and the Director of Coaching (Jimmy Stellato) to ensure the best arrangement is made for the organization, team and players. The final decision for placement is made at the discretion of the Director of Coaching.
     

  2. Players, parents and/or legal guardians MUST always display good sportsmanship during practices, tournaments, games and while traveling during Texas LoneStar team events. Violations can include dismissal from LoneStar, subject to review by the Director of Coaching.
     

  3. Texas LoneStar does NOT guarantee specific participant playing time. Playing time will be earned during practice, continued improvement of basketball fundamental techniques, player’s attitude and at the discretion of the coaching staff per individual player and game situations.
     

  4. It is the responsibility of each player to address issues related to playing time or court related issues with her Head Coach. If a parent wishes to address their daughter’s coach related to the same, they may NOT do so 24 hours before or after a game. The Head Coach must be contacted prior to initiating contact with any other LoneStar staff regarding on court issues, unless extenuating circumstances prevent doing so.
     

  5. All player's social media accounts can be monitored and can be used to determine LoneStar membership continued ELIGIBILITY. The following content is deemed unacceptable and from players profile/pages: drugs, alcohol, sexual innuendoes, nudity, and profane or racial language. This includes pictures, comments, posts/re-posts, tweets/retweets, “likes” or any other action to link the player's account with discouraged content. LoneStar will only provide 1 warning to the parents if inappropriate content is discovered, second offense is grounds for dismissal. LoneStar reserves the right to determine what is or is not appropriate behavior.
     

  6. Attendance to all scheduled practices and games is MANDATORY for all players. If a player is not able to attend a scheduled event the coach must be notified as soon as possible. If a player has more than 1 unexcused absence, he/she is subject to dismissal from the LoneStar program.
     

  7. Parents of each respective team are REQUIRED to volunteer, as necessary, for their daughter's team to run the score board and time clock for each game.
     

  8. All players MUST obtain an AAU card with Extended Coverage. (If you get the standard coverage, you will have to call AAU to upgrade.)
     

  9. A copy of Birth Certificates and/or School Report Cards must be provided, if requested.
     

  10. Every family is REQUIRED to participate in the annual fundraising event (Free Throw Fundraiser) that benefits their daughter's individual team and the LoneStar organization. All players must raise a minimum of $200, even if they elect not to complete the free throws. The $200 can be raised via fundraising or it can be paid via a buyout option. Anything less than $200 submitted will be added to your next monthly invoice. However, any amount over $200 will be applied to your family's account. Example: Player raised $340, $140 would be applied to your families account starting with the last month of the season moving backwards.
     

  11. It is the parents’ and/or legal guardian’s responsibility to pay all fees by the given deadlines as outlined in the "Letter of Intent and Commitment" for the Texas LoneStar Basketball season.
     

  12. All photos/videos taken in the LoneStar Training Facility, at games or any other events can and will be used to promote LoneStar and/or the LoneStar Training Facility.
     

  13. If a player terminates their contract early for any reason other than an emergency or injury, the player will NOT be invited back or allowed to return to LoneStar in the future.
     

  14. Team Snap is utilized by our organization's families and PLAYERS. If anyone abuses the platform or conducts themselves in an inappropriate manner, they will be immediately removed without warning.
     

  15. All family members are required to abide by LoneStar Training facility rules. To include but not limited to no video/filming events without permission, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and parents may not be inside the black gate unless they are utilizing the restroom.
     

  16. Texas LoneStar Basketball reserves the right to TERMINATE this contact, or render a player ineligible to participate, if deemed warranted. Final determination for player eligibility is done by the Director of Operations, Annie Stellato.


By electronically signing this form, you are agreeing to adhere to the terms above and understand the consequences for an unwillingness or inability to do so.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us @ 940-245-1023 at any time. You can also email us at texaslonestarbasketball@gmail.com.

​PARTICIPATION WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY- MINOR

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I understand that use of the LoneStar Training Facility and equipment located at 308 E. FM 1830, Building 12, Argyle, Texas 76226 (the “Facility”) is a privilege and not a right. I also understand participation in any Texas LoneStar Basketball (“the Organization”) event, in or out of the LoneStar Training facility, is also a privilege and not a right. In consideration for the privilege of use and enjoyment of the Facility and organization, I, as the Parent or Guardian of the minor child / children below, acknowledge and agree as follows:

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK OF INJURY TO CHILDREN: I understand and agree that there are risks of significant injury to my child/children in use of the Facility or participation with the Organization. I understand and agree that these risks of injury include, but are not limited to, slips, trips, falls, collisions, thefts, equipment failure or other such accidents that may result in injury, harm or damage, including but not limited to, sprains, torn muscles or ligaments, broken bones, strokes, permanent disability, paralysis, disfigurement, death, or other forms of pain or suffering. On my own behalf, and on behalf of the minor child / children below, I fully understand, voluntarily accept, and specifically assume these risks of injury to my child / children. I also understand that I am entirely responsible for ensuring that my child is physically able to participate, and my child has no known medical conditions that would restrict participation.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT: On my own behalf, and on behalf of the minor child / children listed below, I agree to release and discharge from all liability, and waive all claims, demands and actions against the Facility and Organization, and its respective landlords, owners, operators, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agents, vendors, coaches, referees, volunteers, and other participants, sponsoring agencies, or sponsors (“Released Parties”), for any and all injuries, harms, or damages sustained by my child / children in connection with use of the Facility, or use of any equipment, services, programs or activities offered at the Facility or any other facility rented or utilized by LoneStar. I acknowledge that these risks may arise as a result of my own actions or inactions or may arise from the actions or inactions of others, or may arise from rules applied to the activity, condition of the premises, and/or equipment used. I further agree to defend, indemnify and hold LoneStar Training Facility and/or Texas LoneStar Basketball, LLC. harmless against any and all claims related to such injuries, harms or damages.

I understand that I, or my designated emergency contact noted below, will be contacted in the event my child is deemed to need medical attention. In the event that I, or my emergency contact, cannot be reached in an EMERGENCY, I hereby give permission to the staff on site to secure proper treatment for my child.

BY ELECTRONICALLY SIGNING BELOW, I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE THOROUGHLY READ, FULLY UNDERSTAND AND VOLUNTARILY ACCEPT ALL SUCH RISKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR LOSSES, COSTS, AND DAMAGES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF MY CHILD’S PARTICIPATION. THIS WAIVER WILL REMAIN ON FILE AND WILL NOT EXPIRE. 

 

​I Have Read & Agree To The:

Letter Of Intent & Commitment

Player & Parent Expectations

Participation Waiver & Release Of Liability 

Please check this box that you understand and agree to the terms of this agreement

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