COACHING


Do you want to make a difference in the life of Airdrie and area youth? Do you want to get out in the community, get some exercise and increase your own game knowledge? Coaching for AMBA is the perfect solution!
 
Each year AMBA utilizes the expertise of 50 - 60 volunteer head coaches and assistant coaches to deliver our community youth basketball program in Airdrie. Age-appropriate training is provided for all coaches for no charge.
 
Time and knowledge commitment

  • All
    • All coaches must complete Respect In Sport’s two-and-a-half hour course for Activity Leaders.
  • Jr. NBA
    • One 45-minute practice per week, plus approximately 20 minutes planning time per week for the 12-week duration.
    • All curriculum is provided by NBA Canada with a lesson plan and drills provided for each week.
    • Coaches have access to online videos, documentation and diagrams.
  • Mini House
    • One one-hour practice, one game and approximately 20 minutes planning time per week from mid-October - end of February.
    • NCCP Fundamentals training is provided for all Mini House head and assistant coaches in Airdrie. NCCP Fundamentals is the first level in recognized coach certification through Canada Basketball. The training is a six-hour workshop consisting of theory and on-court training.
      • Please bring indoor shoes, pen, water bottle and comfortable shoes.
    • Coaches also have access to online sample lesson plans, videos, documentation, drills and diagrams.
  • Mini Travel
    • One one-and-a-half-hour practice and one game in Calgary, plus approximately 30 minutes planning time per week.
    • Coaches must attend required CMBA-provided training once every two years; however, you can attend every year. CMBA training consists of a three-hour on-court session (on a Saturday) and a three-hour theory session (on a weeknight) in Calgary.
    • Access to videos, documentation, drills and diagrams can be provided upon request.
  • Bantam - Juvenile
    • Two one-and-a-half-hour practice and one game in Calgary, plus approximately 30 minutes planning time per week.
    • Coaches must attend required CMBA-provided training once every two years; however, you can attend every year. CMBA training consists of a three-hour on-court session (on a Saturday) and a three-hour theory session (on a weeknight) in Calgary.
    • Access to videos, documentation, drills and diagrams can be provided upon request.

 
How to become an AMBA coach:

  1. Email our Registrar at registrar@airdriebasketball.ca and advise whether you’re interested in head coach or assistant coach.
  2. Read over AMBAs Volunteer Screening Policy
  3. Fill out AMBAs Volunteer Application Form and return it via email or mail.
  4. We’ll let you know if your child’s team is still in need of a coach and send you information on obtaining an RCMP Vulnerable Sectors Check if we are moving forward with your coaching position. If you have a Vulnerable Sectors Check that has been completed in the last three years, please forward a copy (scan or picture) to volunteer@airdriebasketball.ca

 
What if multiple people express interest in coaching a team?
Please see our Coach Selection Guidelines
 
Thanks so much for your support of AMBA and your interest in coaching for us, we look forward to working with you.

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