Become a Coach

2016-2017 Season Coach Recruitment

The Guelph Youth Basketball Association are currently accepting coach's applications for both the Gryphons Rep Program and the Jr. Gryphons Development Program for the 2016-2017 season. We value the time and energy that our coaches provide to ensure a successful program. In addition to giving back to our community, the Guelph Youth Basketball Association make it easy to volunteer and reward our volunteers with additional perks, such as:

  • Annual Coaching Clinic Training facilitated by Canada Basketball, OUA and CIS level facilitators (value $50 to $200)
  • Free Volunteer Police Check (value $35)
  • Free Emergency First Aid with CPR "C" and AED Course (value $75)
  • NCCP Coaching Certification, as required for level coaching (value $325)
  • OBA Membership Fee (value $45)
  • Year-End Coaches Appreciation Event

NCCP Certification Levels

In order for our coaches to coach in the Ontario Provincial Championships, they must meet certain NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) requirements. NCCP in the past included three major compnents, namely Theory, Technical and Practical and were called Intro to Comp (Level 1) and Intro to Comp Adv (Level 2). Now it is called Learn to Train, Train to Train and Train to Compete.

The following is an in-depth look at the NCCP Certification levels required for each age group for a Head Coach and an Assistant Coach.

Coaching CategoryHead CoachAssistant Coach
U10 Novice to U12 Major AtomLearn to TrainLearn to Train
U13 Bantam to U14 Major BantamTrain to TrainLearn to Train
U15 Midget to U19 JuniorTrain to CompeteLearn to Train

NCCP Clinic Schedules

Introduction to Competition - Learn to Train
Jan. 9 & 10, 2016Dr. Denison (Newmarket)YNBA
Jan. 23 & 24, 2016St. Catharines CollegiateNiagara Sport Commission
Jan. 29 & 30, 2016York University (Toronto)York Lions
Feb. 27 & 28, 2016Kitchener-Waterloo CVIKW Vipers
Mar. 4 & 5, 2016York University (Toronto)York Lions
Apr. 1 & 2, 2016Nipissing University (North Bay)Nipissing Lakers
Apr. 2 & 3, 2016George Brown College (Toronto)George Brown Huskies

Introduction to Competition Adv - Train to Train
Jan. 9 & 10, 2016St. Michael Catholic High School (Kemptville)Kemptville Warriors
Jan. 15 to 17, 2016St. Patrick Elementary (Peterborough)Peterborough Power
Jan. 22 to 24, 2016St. Maximilian Kolbe (Aurora)IEM
Jan. 22 to 24, 2016St. Catharines CollegiateNiagara Sport Commission
Jan. 22 to 24, 2016Giles Campus School (Windsor)South Windsor Warriors
Feb. 6 & 7, 2016Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School (Kingston)Kingston Impact
Feb. 12 to 14, 2016York University (Toronto)York Lions
Mar. 4 to 6, 2016Mitchell Woods Public School (Guelph)Guelph CYO
Apr. 1 to 3, 2016SudburySYBA
Apr. 8 to 10, 2016Kitchener-Waterloo CVIKW Vipers
Apr. 22 to 24, 2016York University (Toronto)York Lions
Apr. 29 to May 1, 2016RISE Centre (Brantford)Briers Basketball
May 6 to 8, 2016Various Locations in MississaugaMMBA