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Youth Coaching Development Program


CLBL is proud to offer a Youth Coach Development Program, giving High School and Middle School students opportunities to join our coaching staff.  We work to position each youth coach in a situation in which they can succeed, developing the skills and confidence to grow as a coach, a leader, and a volunteer in their community. CLBL provides training both in how to teach the skills of basketball, and in how to best communicate and connect with the players to motivate them to achieve their best.

Middle School Students:   Will be Assistant Coaches to adult head coaches

High School Students:  Can be Assistant Coaches, or can apply to be selected as a Head Coach (requires additional interview)

Registration:

Youth coach registration is a bit different from our adult registration (where coaches are automatically connected to their child).  Youth coaches register and are placed in a pool of applicants, and are then assigned to positions throughout the league based on where the coaching vacancies / needs are.  During registration, you will be asked for any preferences on where you would like to coach (preferred grade levels, boys only, girls only, etc.) and we will do our best to accommodate those requests. We also ask for your experience in the sport of basketball, and any experience leading children (camp counselor, Sunday school teacher, tutoring, etc.) to ensure we know all we can to place you in a position to succeed. If you have no experience leading children, that’s fine. You will be placed with a head coach that will help develop those skills!

Benefits:

  • You will learn great skills in leadership, management, planning, communications, developing strategies, mentoring, acting with character in tough situations, etc.
  • By teaching, you will probably improve your own game skills
  • You can receive credit for a tremendous number of community service hours, especially if you are in a service organization at school
  • This experience looks great on college applications and scholarship applications, job applications, etc., as you are demonstrating a high level of responsibility and leadership
  • You will better understand the positive role you can play in the lives of others (whether you realize it or not, you already do!)
  • You have never had so much fun learning so many important skills!!!!

Policies:

  • Assistant coaches will be assigned to teams where they are at least 2 grades older than the players they coach
  • Head coaches will be assigned to teams where they are at least 4 grades older than the players they coach
  • All youth coaches: It is a REQUIREMENT that someone 18 year of age or older and registered with the league be at all team activities (practices and games).  This is NOT optional. If you are under 18, you can have an adult head/assistant coach, or have a parent who will be at all events anyway register as an assistant (does not need to actually coach, but will be officially responsible.)  This is a PRCS requirement and is necessary for safety and liability. You don't need to have this person identified at registration, but this must be addressed before the first team practice.  The "responsible adult" will be required to consent to a background check by the league.

Questions:  Please contact Earl Eck, Director of Youth Coaching, and Joe Delaney, Assistant Director of Youth Coaching, at youth-coaching@clbl.org

You can use the link below to register to participate as a Youth Coach for the 2019-2020 CLBL season.