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Volunteer Matters

Welcome to the Coaches Corner for YGametime. Thank you for giving your time and effort to help build local athletes, it’s no easy job – but it always comes with great reward. Whether coaching kids or adults, you are an instructor and a leader.  Check back often as we update this page to provide resources to help you be the best coach.

We thank each of you for volunteering your time to coach in our Spring ’17 JR NBA Youth Basketball League. For those of you who were not able to make the meeting, here are links to the documents we shared for you to download and review at your discretion.

YMCA of Rock River Valley – Youth Basketball Rules | YMCA of Rock River Valley – Youth Basketball Coaches Handbook

YMCA Rock River Valley Basketball Coaches Presentation

Practices are under way and at times can seem a little difficult to conduct and make sure that you share the right info. Here are practice plans that we have mapped out to fit the 1-hr time slot and give you some ideas on how to make sure you have an effective practice. The practice plans are set out as a progressive growth model, getting more advanced with each week.


Practice 1&2 | Practice 3&4 | Practice 5&6

Click here for more skills and drills from the Jr. NBA: Skills-and-drills

Click here for nutrition tips on gameday