If you walked in to Valley high school on game day you could definitely tell who the basketball players were compared to the other students. On game days the varsity basketball team had to wear dress clothes, which meant nice dress pants, button down shirt, and tie. I would say that our attire that we wore would be a symbol that we were on the basketball team. The basketball team did not have many rituals, but the one thing that we did was before every game would be the team would get in the huddle, and one of the captains or coaches would say some final words to get us excited and pumped up for the game.
There were many positive aspects about being on the basketball team and any sports team for that matter. Some of the reasons why would be the commrodery of being with your peers trying to reach a goal that you cannot reach by yourself. Whenever you are playing any sporting event you always get the conflict between the two teams that are playing. Both wanting to be able to win the game, if you did not have cooperation between the two teams on the rules and regulation you would not be able to play the game, if there was no agreement on the rules and the regulations the games would not be fun to play in or watch. My high school and every high school have a way of coercion with their student-athletes. I know at Valley high school you had to have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible to play, you also could not get in