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Coach Responsibilities

Coaches' Responsibilities:


  1. Attend season opening general Coaches' meeting;
  2. Assist Convenor with league start-up/evaluation sessions, incuding:
    • take share of phone calls for first practice/evaluation sessions
    • attend initial sessions to assist as directed by Convenor
    • make calls to players once team assigned for first practice session
    • consider player/parent meeting to discuss philosophy of YBA, including:
      • review facilities requirements with an aim for a no-incident season
      • appoint team manager if needed, to help with oragnization of team
      • hand out schedules and parent and team rules


  1. Be on time and never leave the facility until ALL players have left the building, unless your manager or assistant has agreed to stay.

  2. Plan practices, including preparing lineups before games or use of pre-printed line-up cards to avoid game delay.  Managers or Aassistant Coaches can help with shifts.

  3. Always use positive encouragement, incuding:
    • constructive feedback for players at all skill levels 
  4. Co-ordinate notices of schedule changes with Assistant Coach or Manager, including:
    • develop fan out list for phone calls, so nobody has to make more than 2 or 3 calls 
    • pass along information from the league as communicated by Convenor
    • carefully review permits to make sure all cancelled dates have a replacement gym
    • notify Convenor of any cancellation you may have as soon as possible.  The school boards are very critical of no-shows and the league is charged for each one. If we receive 3 no-shows, we will lose our permit
  5. Remember, 
       do not just cancel a facility time without notifying the league
    - contact the Convenor, Executive Assistant or league President of any cancellation
    - if we know far enough in advance, we may be able to get help for a practice or game, or have another team use the gym before cancelling