Coach Resources


 

Coach Resources
 

Coach Job Responsibilities

  • Score Entry: Enter game scores in the RAMP system immediately after the game.

  • Look at your game schedule at eyba.ca or on the RAMP app. Score clocks are available for loan if needed (if playing in schools).

  • Abide by the Gymnasium Usage Guidelines and ensure all parents do the same.

  • Manage your practice schedule and blackout dates. Enter practices into the team scheduling app for easy access.

  • Communicate equipment requirements to players and parents, found under Program Information -> Equipment Required on the SLAM website.

  • Obtain any missing or needed equipment by contacting the SLAM president. Use the ice machine at the Saville Centre when possible.

  • Assign jerseys and inform the SLAM president of jersey numbers for each player. Collect and return all SLAM equipment and jerseys after the last game of the season.

  • Consult the RAMP app for team management, which is connected to the EYBA and SLAM websites. Games are automatically loaded on the RAMP app as they are "Tied In" to the EYBA site. Practices must be entered manually by the coaching team.

  • Help yourself by familiarizing with the SLAM and EYBA websites. Ensure you review the EYBA Rules specifically for the division you are coaching.

  • Instruct players to not wear any jewelry and have long hair tied back for games and practices.

  • Notify parents and players about the EYBA Code of Conduct as well as the SLAM Code of Conduct.

  • Guide parents to fulfill scorekeeper/timekeeper roles for each game. Instructions are available under Parents Resources on the SLAM website.

 

As a SLAM coach, you play a crucial role in nurturing and guiding our athletes. Here’s how you can make a positive impact: 

  • Serve as a supportive mentor, helping athletes realize their athletic potential and learn to be self-reliant.

  • Lead by appreciating each athlete's uniqueness and always prioritizing their long-term well-being.

  • Aim for excellence with realistic goals that align with the athletes’ growth.

  • Model cooperation, self-discipline, and respect for everyone involved in the game.

  • Bring fun and engagement to skill learning experiences.

  • Act with transparency and consistency, as athletes value understanding their position.

  • Liaise effectively with league officials and parents, recognizing their essential roles.

  • Learn continuously and adapt as a coach, always striving to grow and improve.

Procedures for Feedback and Incidents
  • All coaching feedback should be submitted in writing to the Division Coordinator, who will collaborate with the Operations Committee to address any concerns. 
  • Disciplinary matters or incidents must also be recorded and will be reviewed by the Division Coordinator and Operations Committee. Decisions by the Operations Committee are conclusive and final. 
  • Coaches ejected from a game will be subject to a review by the Basketball Operations Committee, which requires a written report of the incident within two days to ensure timely resolution. 
Requirements for New Coaches
  • Criminal Record Check: St. Albert SLAM requires all coaches to obtain a Criminal Records Check every two years. A volunteer letter of introduction for RCMP/EPS, along with instructions, will be sent via email. 
  • Sexual Harassment Policy: Alberta Basketball mandates that all coaches and staff accept its Sexual Harassment Policy at the time of volunteering. 
Slam's Rights

SLAM reserves the right to request a coach's resignation at any time if their actions potentially disrupt the harmony within EYBA or are deemed inconsistent with club values, without the option of appeal.

Rule of Two

This graphic, titled "Rule of Two," emphasizes the importance of ensuring all interactions and communications are open, observable, and justifiable. Its primary goal is to protect participants, especially minors, and coaches in potentially vulnerable situations by ensuring that more than one adult is present. While there may be exceptions in emergency situations, the standard practice is highlighted in the image: One coach to one athlete is not acceptable. One coach to two athletes is acceptable. A better scenario includes one trained coach, one screened adult, and one athlete. The best scenario features two trained and screened coaches with one athlete.

Learn more: coach.ca/responsiblecoaching

 

 

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