Become a Coach

Coach Recruitment

The Guelph Youth Basketball Association is currently accepting coach's applications for both the Gryphons Rep Program and the Jr. Gryphons Development Program. If you are interested in becoming a coach please contact us today and we can put you in touch with the appropriate board member.

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

Interested in Coaching?

Apply to Become a Coach

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Phone (required)

Your Occupation (required)

What program are you interested in coaching?

Did you coach last season?

If yes, what age and gender?

What is your highest coaching level obtained?

How many years have you spent in an Assistant Coach position?

How many years have you spent in a Head Coach position?

Do you have a requested team for the upcoming season?
If yes, what team?

If you have a requested team, what position are you requesting?

Have you read and understand our club policies and procedures?

Did you have a police check done with GYBA last season?

Did you attend the GYBA coaches' clinic last season?

Will you be attending the GYBA coaches' clinic this season?

Would you be willing to be a part of any GYBA committees, if needed?

What have you done in the past two seasons to improve your coaching knowledge and skill?