Basketball Coaching FAQQ: I played a little bit many years ago, but have not played since then. Do you have to be an expert to be able to coach the sport?
A: No, you do not have to be an expert. If you are excited about the sport and eager to help out there are various BSA resources (see below) that can help you coach your players.
Q: Coaching sounds fun but I’ve never coached before. What kind of support do you offer first time coaches?
A: We welcome new coaches into our program every year. To support these coaches:
Q: If I coach will I be guaranteed that my son or daughter will be on my team?
- We hold meetings for coaches at the start of the season.
- We have a coaching manual for all coaches and additional resources on our website.
- We try to pair new coaches with returning coaches when possible.
- Our Director of Basketball and Executive Director are available to help coaches with questions and issues as they arise.
Q: If I coach a U6 team will all of my team’s practices and games be on the weekend?
A: Yes – All U6 teams practice and play games on the weekend. There are no weeknight practices or games for our U6 players.
Q: I’m worried about my travel schedule for work. What if I can’t make it to a clinic or game?
A: The majority of our coaches travel so we have a system in place to support you. Specifically:
Q: Why are the free skills clinics only on Wednesday and Thursday nights?
- We work hard to ensure 2 or even 3 coaches per team.
- There will be several coaches at each weeknight clinic, so when coaches are unavailable there will be other coaches available that evening to run the clinic.
A: Unfortunately, Wednesday and Thursday nights are the only nights that the courts are available.
Q: Can other families request a particular team for their child to play in?
A: No. We cannot accept special requests from non-coaches because we simply are not in a position to meet all of these requests.