Become a Coach

Coaches are key members of the NTB community

Coaches play an important part in the success of our programming each season. NTB aims to provide the highest quality coaching for our players and is committed to helping our coaches develop through coaching clinics, resource sharing and mentorship.

Becoming a Coach

Prospective coaches start the process by completing a coaching application each season. The applications are different for first-time coaches versus returning coaches. After submitting an application, prospective coaches will interview with members of the NTB board to discuss their coaching philosophies, coaching experience and basketball acumen. After the interview process, the NTB board reviews candidates and selects a head coach for the coming season.

Coaches are required to agree to the Coaches’ Code of Conduct and attend pre-season coaching clinics. In additional coaches must complete CORI/SORI forms, acknowledge our sexual abuse policy and complete CDC concussion training before the start of the season.

People interested in coaching should send completed application forms to info@natickbasketball.com.

“What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player”
– John Wooden

Coaches’ Code of Conduct

Each coach will ensure that his/her coaching conduct and communications with referees, spectators and game officials is reflective of the ideals established herein. To satisfactorily meet these responsibilities, the coach is expected to:

  1. Know the rules and abide by them.
  2. Instruct team members in the rules and coach his/her team in such a way as to motivate each player to compete according to the rules at all times.
  3. Respect the game officials and refrain from questioning their decisions in a disrespectful or abusive manner.
  4. Ensure that the players and spectators follow all building rules and regulations.
  5. Ensure that fans of his/her team conduct themselves with sportsmanship and maturity at all times while in attendance at game sites; assist the game officials in maintaining control of spectators during the games.
  6. Respect the coaches and players of the opposing team both during the play of the game and at its conclusion, win or lose.
  7. Teach each player, especially through personal example, to be humble and generous in victory and proud in defeat.
  8. Maintain control of his/her emotions and avoid actions, language, and/or gestures that may be interpreted as hostile and humiliating.
  9. Instruct team support personnel (e.g., assistant coaches, scorekeepers, and timekeepers) in their responsibilities in accordance with established rules and procedures.
  10. Realize, accept, and practice the principal that a team’s reputation is built not only on its playing ability, but also on its sportsmanship, courtesy, and manner.
  11. Provide your team with a first aid kit that will be adequate to deal with expected sports injuries.