Teams

Coach - Coaches are the heart and soul of the team, and in fact PBBF itself.  They inspire, lead, teach and mentor.  A great coach makes all the difference in the kids’ experience.  PBBF Coaches should have prior basketball coaching and playing experience, patience, a natural affinity for kids, and a love of the game.  Coaches need to teach to the age and competitive level of their team, keep the game appropriately simple for the teams’ age, and be willing to drill, drill, drill on fundamental skills so that kids can gain confidence and enjoy the game more.  PBBF has resources for you as a coach found on this website and offers periodic coaching clinics with Triple Threat.  The coach should be available for most practices and games and should recruit his/her assistant coach(es) to cover dates they are unable to be present. Time Required:

  • 3 and 2 months prior to season: 2 hours per week for team organizing
  • 1 month prior to season: 5 hours per week for 2 practices per week, practice planning and team organizing
  • During season: 6 hours per week during the season (practices, games and game travel time), practice planning, post-game debriefing and team organizing

Assistant Coach - Assistant Coaches need to be able to work well with the head coach, and of course their team.  Assistant coaches contribute in myriad ways: filling in when the head coach is unable to make a practice or game, working with kids one-on-one with individual skills on the sidelines, keeping track of the substitution patterns to make sure all the kids get appropriate (but not necessarily equal) playing time, talking to kids on the bench during the game to help them understand things happening in the game, taking care of a kid who is hurt while the head Coach continues with the practice/game. Time Required:

  • 3 and 2 months prior to season: 2 hours per week for team organizing
  • 1 month prior to season: 5 hours per week for 2 practices per week, practice planning and team organizing
  • During season: 6 hours per week during the season (practices, games and game travel time), practice planning and team organizing

Team Manager-The Team Manager puts the team together, and is the glue that holds the team together.  Also responsible for recruiting players for their team.  The Team Manager also makes sure that every player has registered, paid required fees, and has a uniform.  During the season, the manager will maintain the team’s game and practice schedule on the team’s TeamSnap website, and send messages/e-mails from TeamSnap to remind parents to use TeamSnap to indicate their player’s availability for practices and games.  PBBF provides the following to help make the Team Manager’s large job a little easier:

  • A database of previous players to contact to create your team
  • An online registration and payment system for your team
  • Obtains practice gym time for your team, and coordinates practice times and locations among PBBF teams
  • Submits your team’s registration paperwork, roster and fees to the league in which your team is playing
  • A team management website/communication tool (TeamSnap) for you to post the team’s practice and game schedule, and for them to keep you and the coaches informed of players’ Availability for practices and games, and for you to send messages to the team and parents

Time Required:

  • Pre-season: 4 hours per week for team organizing
  • During season: 2 hours per week for communicating with coaches and team and PBBF as needed

Team Reporter - The Team Reporter sends in the weekly report of the teams’ game results to the the PBBF Game Report Coordinator by e-mailing press@piedmont-hoops.net by Sunday 8pm.  The Team Reporter should enjoy writing about basketball and bragging about the team’s games.  Should be comfortable trying to mention every player on the team at least once during the season (but not every game), and find positives when the team loses.  Defensive, rebounding and contributions to the team should be highlighted, not just scoring. The weekly reports are short – one to two paragraphs.

Time Required:

  • attendance at games, approximately 1 hour per week
  • 15 minutes per week during the 8-9 week season
  • job can be shared around by a different parent each week if the team so chooses
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