As continued points of emphasis, we would like to
- recruit women and NBBA alumni as coaches
- grow the junior referee program (see Junior Officials).
The NBBA runs on the strength of its volunteers. Each season, more than 150 volunteers are needed to keep the association operating. Volunteers fulfill a variety of roles including coaches, team managers, parents on duty, convenors, coordinators, event volunteers and executive members. Without these volunteers, we would simply not be able to run our many programs.
Job descriptions for many volunteer positions are available on Downloads & Forms. Many of our volunteer positions do not require basketball experience. We have always taken pride in training our volunteer coaches to offer the best development experience possible for our players (see the Coaches Corner for resources, and we cover the cost of NCCP courses).
Please join us in, not only making basketball possible, but better and stronger in our community.
If you would like additional information about volunteering with our club, please contact our General Manager, who would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
The OBA Code of Conduct applies to all club volunteers.
Includes competitive team managers, summer camp counsellors, program coordinators and other club volunteers besides coaches.
The Coaching Volunteer Form should be filled out by all prospective and returning coaches. There are required waivers to be signed (digitally) each year.
The "participant" for the form is you, the coach. Please select the program(s) you would like to coach, if known, otherwise select "Unsure or Flexible", and feel free to elaborate using the "Additional Information" field.
"Substitute/Skills Coach" is a roster of coaches that can cover for head coaches who are unable to make a practice, and/or coach skills sessions for U12 development (or other) players.
There is an option to upload a Coaching Bio including references, e.g. for prospective coaches. Screening includes interviews, reference checks, and a valid Vulnerable Sector Check.
Nepean Basketball is now “Verified” under the Canada Basketball Verification Program, which is a set of best practices to enhance the delivery of basketball across Canada. Verification includes a commitment to mandate background checks (which we already did) and Safe Sport Training for all coaches.
CAC training is done through the CAC online portal (the Locker) using an NCCP# (National Coaching Certification Program account).
We will provide the NCCP# for every coach to Canada Basketball, which will verify that training has been completed and also show NCCP certification.
There is no cost for the CAC training or to create a Locker account. See Safe Sport Training Procedure for information on how to complete Safe Sport Training and create an NCCP# if you don't have one.
The CAC does not yet have a scheduled renewal period for Safe Sport Training; we expect a renewal period of 3 or 4 years.
Police Record Checks
In order to ensure that we provide a safe environment for our players, it is vital that our volunteers pass and submit a Police Record Check (PRC). This can be done online. Below is the link with information about the Online process and a link to the Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC), which is the Level 3 PRC required by the NBBA.
Online Application – Vulnerable Sector Check
- The fee for this service is waived for volunteers.
- Before proceeding, please contact our General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a confirmation letter regarding your involvement.
The VSC requirement applies to anyone 18 years of age or older who is a club director or coach, and is a pre-condition along with Safe Sport Training. A VSC is valid for 3 years, with a declaration each year in between that the results of a VSC done then would be no different. The NBBA will accept a VSC that was obtained at the request of another organization.
While implementation of the PRC policy is generally the responsibility of the General Manager, the NBBA may appoint a Volunteer Coordinator and/or Screening Committee to assist.
All personal information including PRCs will be maintained in a confidential manner, and used only for the intended purposes.