NLBA Coaches (and Assistant Coaches) are volunteers, and are the lifeblood of the NLBA. They are typically parents of a kid on the team, alumni from previous seasons, or someone who is passionate about basketball. Regardless of experience and background, they have one thing in common — they want to invest into the next generation of Langley basketball players.
New to basketball and never coached before? Don’t worry:
- Reference materials and Coaching Clinics are offered throughout the season to assist coaches in running weekly practices and games, in support of NLBA’s overall goals of long term athlete development and fair play
- Division Coordinators are the main source of communication between Coaches and The League. The NLBA Head Coach advises and oversees the training of coaches and helps to troubleshoot any issues that arise, and provide the team coach with direct support.
Coaches are required to organize and run the once-a-week practice, and provide leadership and instruction to the team on game day.
They also provide an official game roster on the Score Sheet prior to each game and are also required to submit final game scores to their Division Coordinator following each game.
Technical Requirements to be a Coach
Every Coach and Assistant Coach must provide a valid Criminal Record Check (CRC) certificate obtained through a local RCMP office (or online) prior to the start of league play typically late September. Completed CRC certificates must be returned to and will be held by the Head Coach. The Head Coach will maintain the CRC certificates on file for at least the current season (but they may be held longer). A CRC certificate may be utilized for multiple seasons as long as it remains valid and is less than 3 years old at the start of the season.
Respect in Sport Certification
To certify with the Respect in Sport program, select the website link below: