A community for West Ottawa Basketball coaches

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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 2022-23 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.


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

It’s Time to Register for Summer Camps

Like back to school advertising in July and Easter chocolate in the stores right after Christmas, it seems way too early to be thinking about summer basketball camps. We are still in the middle of our season are we not? That said, many of the most popular camps have already opened their registration (and are…

4 Keys to Teaching Great Shooting

Since the purpose of our great sport is to shoot the ball into the basket, teaching effective shooting form is one of the most important aspects in coaching. Our goal as coaches should be to enable players to keep their shooting simple, accurate, and repeatable. But what should you focus on and how do you…

Practice Games and Drills Guide

I need a drill!

Need help with drills for an upcoming practice? Download our 2022-23 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 VP of Competitive, 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.