Cochrane Minor Basketball Association (CoMBA) has a strong, supportive, basketball community and a wealth of knowledge in its membership. We benefit from this knowledge through the volunteer efforts of our coaches, many of whom are parents. However, it is not requisite that you have a child in the program to coach with us. If you are a community member who is interested in coaching with our association please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information, and a brief outline of your background, qualifications, and areas of interest (ie girls U15, boys U11).
If you are interested in coaching, please register yourself as a staff member in the RAMP registration system. Due to possible scheduling conflicts, we ask that if you have more than one child playing, you indicate your age group preference for coaching. We strongly discourage coaching more than one team. If you have coaching experience and strong basketball knowledge and would like to mentor and assist on your other child's team, that would be appreciated.
CoMBA and Calgary Minor Basketball require that their coaches have training. In order to coach in Calgary Minor Basketball's league, all coaches are required to have the U-11 minimum level of certification for the division of the team(s) they are registered with. This must be completed and documented and submitted to CMBA by the zone/association prior to November.
These certifications can be attained by attending approved and sanctioned clinics throughout the year. Please refer to the following links for details http://www.abbasketball.ca/content/coach-development-amp-information, http://cmba.ab.ca/content/coach-certification-cmba-nccp. Clinic spots fill up fast, therefore, you should register as soon as courses are offered.
CoMBA will reimburse coaches, active in the association, for NCCP coaching clinics specific to Basketball, to a maximum of $150.
To coach at Basketball Alberta Youth Provincials, Basketball Alberta requires the head coach to have a minimum of NCCP's FUNdamentals. This is reviewed annually by ABA.
CoMBA coaches are required to complete a vulnerable sector check that must be valid within the last 2 years.
Coaches are not confirmed until after teams are set in order to present the most objective evaluation possible.
In the event that more than one person has indicated an interest in coaching a particular team, all interested parties will be approached to establish
Should more than one party wish to head coach, and all parties wish to 'compete' for the position, the board will meet to assess the applicants' qualifications, coaching certification, experience, and history with the board/association. The board will then select a 'head' coach based on these factors.
Potential coaches are permitted to observe, but NOT participate in evaluations, and will be granted an audience with the evaluators where they may offer insight if they have coached players on previous teams. This input can be very useful for the 'bubble' players, and help the evaluators expand on the evaluation results. These insights will be taken into consideration by the evaluation team, however, the placement of the players will not be disclosed, and the coaches will not be present during the finalization of the teams by the evaluators.
Although coaching experience is definitely an asset to any basketball coach, it is not required. Working together, with ABA and CMBA clinics, and mentoring from fellow coaches, we endeavor to put a capable coach on each bench. If you want to coach, sign up now!