Information for Coaching in the RCBA

Sign Up August 1st for our Fall/Winter League!

The RCBA is always looking for new coaches who are interested in giving youth an opportunity to participate in sport in a fun and developmental atmosphere. We offer boys and girls programs from aged 6-17 so we can definately find a spot where you will be comfortable coaching at.  As well if you are interested in coaching a specific player (ie son/daughter) we always accomodate that request.  When a coach registers, they pick the night that they want to practice, and then the league builds the teams around your availability.

Previous coaching experience is not necessary as we provide all coaches the opportunity to take National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and also provide mentor coaches to new members.


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Completeion of Respect in Sport Certificate (link found here)

Coaches Code of Conduct

1. Treat your players, their parents, and officials in the way that you want to be treated.  No yelling, no sarcasm and no embarrassing anyone in front of others. To gain respect, you must first give respect
2. Teach your players that rules of the game are mutual agreements, which no one should evade or break.
3. Avoid focusing on the talented players.  Make the team experience good for all players by letting everyone contribute.  Be generous with your prasie when it is deserved.
4. Help your players master basketball basics.  Wins and losses come and go, but you only get one chance to develop player's fundamental skills. Don't waste the opportunity.
5. Be patient. Your players are going to make mistakes (miss shots, crucial turnovers, needless fouls, etc) Your players need the freedom to make mistakes; it is your job to help them learn from those mistakes.
6. Have a positive rapport with officials and opposing coaches. Never bully or intimidate them. Ask questions if you need to, seek clarification if warranted.  Always set the right tone for your team by never arguing a call or disparaging an official or coach
7. Make a personal commitment to keep yourself informed on rules, sound coaching principles and the principles of growth and development of children.
8. Be responsible in your demands on the young players' time, energy and enthusiasm.  Remember that they have other interests.
9. Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player is ready to play again.
10. Talk to your players' parents.  Explain your philosophy. Encourage parents to talk to you if they have a particular concern about their child.

 RCBA Rule Book
Stay tuned for 2016 version

Parents Meeting Speaking Points
In order to start the season on the right note, we have provided a guideline of speaking points to talk about at your parents meeting.  Click here to view

Rotation Sheets
The easiest way to follow the RCBA's equal play rule is to make use of the RCBA's rotation sheets.  To use them simply fill out the players names at the beginning of the game and use it as an easy reference during substitutions. We suggest that you fill out the players to ensure that you have a ball handler and height on each shift

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