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A community for West Ottawa Basketball coaches.

Hey Coach. We’re here to help!

Thank you for volunteering your time to coach in the West Ottawa Basketball Association! Coaching is so rewarding. You are impacting young lives in a great way, helping them improve both their basketball skills and their life skills.

But it’s also hard work! Lending a helping hand is what this site is all about. Think of us as your assistant coach for helping with practice planning, building team culture, managing relationships, developing your coaching skills, and learning from your peers.

Coaches Guide & Curriculum

Download the 2021-22 guide that will help you understand player development milestones by age. It’s full of coaching best practices.

Practices, Games, and Relationships

Best practices for running practices, managing games, and optimizing relationships with players and parents.

Resources

Access drills, practice planning templates, coaching podcasts, websites, and other valuable resources.

Development and Certification

The National Coaching Certification Program enables age- and stage-appropriate learning for your athletes

Latest Blog Posts

The Coaches Guide to Learning

The One Coaching Book to Read This Summer

If you haven’t yet read, The Coach’s Guide to Teaching from Doug Lemov, I highly recommend adding it to your summer reading list. In one word, it is fantastic! There were so many light bulb moments for me while reading it. Doug’s an expert in the science of teaching and learning. He’s previously authored TeachContinue reading “The One Coaching Book to Read This Summer”

I need a drill!

Need help with drills for an upcoming practice? Download our 2021-22 Practice Games & Drills Guide.

Need some support?

Need help with practice planning, skills development, or player or parent relations? Contact Coach Mark Emond, WOBA’s Director of Coach and Player Development, to chat, discuss resources with you and come observe or help out at a practise.

Help with player development?

WOBA runs individual and small group player development sessions. We are looking for coaching volunteers to help. Please let us know if you would like to work with additional players on shooting, defence, low post play and other critical skills.

Coach Hoops helps me with practice planning and tips for skills development. It’s a great resource for time-starved coaches like me!

Trevor Crowe, WOBA Coach

This website is a great resource for our coaches to get (and share) insights that will help them develop their coaching skills and their teams.

Kevin Hemeon, VP Competitive, WOBA