Coaching Resources

Important Resources, Plans & Documents for Coaches

Resources for upcoming games

These resources are suited for helping coaches prepare for the upcoming games at the start of the season. 

Coaches Guide

The TCYBA Coaching Guide was specifically developed for Tri-City Youth Basketball Association coaches based on Basketball Canada’s Athlete Development Model. This resource document gives guidance on the age appropriateness for teaching various individual and team skills. As well, the guide gives suggestions on the sequence in which to teach the various skills. The guide is intended to be read in conjunction with the TCYBA Coaching Manual and Practice Plans available to all TCYBA coaches.

Rules & Policies

As a TCYBA coach, it is important to become familiar with the codes of conduct, other assorted rules, and TCYBA policies. These are available on our Rules & Policies page.

Coaches Education

The TCYBA encourages all coaches to receive as much coaching training as they can. To this end, the TCYBA will regularly conduct coaching clinics that can be attended by any current coaches in the league at no cost to them, including the Pre-Level 1 clinic.

Coaches wishing to attend NCCP clinics not hosted by the TCYBA will be reimbursed for 50% of the cost of the instructional part of the course upon completion of the course and submission of the receipt to the League Coordinator. The other 50% of the instructional part of the course will be reimbursed after the coach starts coaching a team during the following basketball season. Coaches planning to apply for funding must confirm their intentions with the Coaching Director prior to registering for the course to ensure that the course is one recognized by the League and to confirm the portion of the course’s cost that will be covered by the League.

Additionally, we have complied a number of online resources for coaches to access at anytime in one convenient place on our TCYBA Coach Online Resource login page. TCYBA coaches may access these resources by using their member login and password provided.

Coaching Workshops

TCYBA has developed a series of complimentary, hands-on coaching workshops for all TCYBA coaches and assistant coaches to attend: Coaching 101, Coaching 201 and Coaching 301. All workshops are delivered by Anthony Luyken, Head Coach of the Canada Basketball / Basketball BC Centre for Performance.

While we recommend you take these workshops in order, you can take any workshop when it's offered. You can also take each workshop multiple times. Pre-registration is required and registration information will be communicated as courses become available.

Coaching 101

Before the start of the season, TCYBA offers a Coaching 101 session to instruct and teach the basic fundamental building blocks of basketball, shooting, ball handling, passing. In addition, Coach Luyken provides instruction on:

  • How to structure a practice
  • Game centred drills
  • How to compete throughout your practice
  • Mandatory areas for athletic and skill development
  • How to load drills through progressions
  • Style of play consideration
  • Safety protocols
  • Coaching resources

A coaches’ Question and Answer period follows the presentation.

Whether you are a long-time or first year TCYBA coach, there is something of value for everyone attending this clinic, regardless of experience.

Coaching 201

Coaching 201 includes:

  • The NCCP process and its role in coaching
  • Who are we in basketball (Long-Term Athlete Development)
  • What do we know about our participants (Team)
  • Managing the teaching process – Presenting information to our athletes
  • Learning styles and their effect on our coaching delivery
  • Error detection and feedback
  • Conceptional approach with various advantage actions
    • 2 on 2
    • 3 on 3
    • 4 on 4
  • Notable resources
  • Questions and Answers

Coaching 301

Coaching 301 includes:

  • Why are we training? Canada Basketball vision
  • Coaching practices and how it influences our sport
  • Planning mental preparation
  • Planning your program:
    • Weekly planning
    • Season planning
  • Areas of athletic abilities to train:
    • Types of exercise
    • Practice conditions
  • Conceptual offense 5 on 5
  • How do we build offense with advantage actions
  • Defensive strategies
    • Shell concepts
  • Notable resources
  • Questions and answers

Other Resources

Please visit the Helpful Links page for more Coaching Resource Links

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  • Canada Basketball
  • Jr. NBA Logo
  • KidSport Logo
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The Tri-City Youth Basketball Association (TCYBA) was formed in 1999 and is a registered, volunteer-driven, not-for-profit that serves the youth of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody (Tri-Cities) and surrounding areas in British Columbia, Canada. Currently we have well over 2000 players, from Kindergarten to grade 12, playing in various divisions including both competetive and recreational play. Open to both boys and girls, the club operates out of school gyms across the Tri-City area and strives to ensure all youth that want to enjoy the sport have an opportunity to participate

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