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JOIN OUR DIRECTORS 

CONTACT CHAIR OF THE 2019-20 
SEASON'S DIRECTOR'S GROUP

In July of each year, the KL Swampdonkeys holds its AGM (Annual General Meeting) to reflect on the past season. This meeting is open to the public, and the Club encourages feedback from the community.

It is also an opportunity for members of our area to be nominated for positions on the BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Further information on the procedures of the Club can be found                       in the Mile of Gold Basketball's constitution.

Below is a list of Director's portfolios for the 2018-19 season.

PORTFOLIOS

The Executive Committee 2019-20 reserves the right to change, rearrange, manipulate, add or delete portfolios for the purpose of a quality fit with current executives.

REP TEAMS CONVENOR

A. General overseeing of REP teams development
B. Scheduling of team practice times, game times, event times.
C. Scheduling/selection of REP team coaches
D. Post Facebook information for REP teams
E. Gather coach and player info during registration for insurance, jersey size, etc.

HOUSE LEAGUE CONVENOR

A. General overseeing of House League development
B. Scheduling of game times, event times.
C. Preparation of House League Curriculum
D. Selection of coaches
E. Creation of teams
F. Gather coach and player info during registration for insurance, jersey size, etc.
G. Visibility at House League games/events
H. Regular postings on Facebook
I. Stats collection
J. Celebrations and awards, end of year

BOYS AND GIRLS CAMPS

A. General overseeing of CAMP development
B. Gather coach and player info during registration for insurance, etc.
C. Visibility at CAMP sessions
D. Preparation/overseeing of CAMP curriculum
E. Scheduling of session times, coaches, player groups
F. Regular postings on Facebook
G. Selection of coaches

JUNIOR NBA CONVENOR

A. General overseeing of JrNBA development
B. Gather coach and player info during registration for insurance, jersey size, etc.
C. Visibility at JrNBA sessions
D. Preparation/overseeing of JrNBA curriculum
E. Scheduling of session times, coaches, player groups
F. Regular postings on Facebook
G. Selection of coaches

COACH RECRUITMENT

A. Produce/update Coaching Manual
B. Insure all coaches / refs have Police Background Check
C. Develop a list for coaching replacements
D. Coaching Recruitment
E. Organizing, promotion of OBA coaching / Basketball Officials Certification

ONLINE PRESENCE

A. Update information on website on a regular basis

B. Regular updating of Facebook page.

FUNDRAISING AND SPONSORSHIP

A. Seeking out and completing grant applications
B. Promotion of the LEAD THE HERD fundraising initiative

C. Sponsorship Search and contact

OBA LIAISON

A. Registration of coaches, players, teams with OBA
B. Obtain insurance for players, coaches, gyms for the season
C. Ensure all coaches have background checks
D.General liaison to OBA

 

PROMOTION/ADVERTISING

A. Creation and distribution of promotional information for the club.
B. Liaison with local news agencies (CJKL, Northern News)

BOOKINGS

A. Booking all gyms and officials for season.

SPRING LEAGUE

A. Developing and maintaining the spring play league.

 

TREASURER

A. Bookkeeping for the Club.

B. Overseeing of The Club's Constitution.

C. Overseeing of Registration fees.

SPECIAL EVENTS

A. Registration (where necessary) for participation

B. Organization of events

JOIN OUR COACHING STAFF

CONTACT COACH RECRUITMENT

We are always looking for those who want to volunteer to help basketball grow in our community.

In fact, with the experience you gain as you develop through the program, your dedication could result in financial help, from us, to pursue O.B.A. coaching certification, or basketball officiating certification.

Here is how you can get involved:

 

Start learning to coach or officiate with KL Swampdonkeys Skills Development .

You will be mentored by O.B.A. coaches as you begin your training toward either being an official or coach. Our coaches will help you plan, deliver, and supervise your development as you work with kids on the fundamental skills/rules of basketball.

Don't know anything about basketball? No problem. This is the best place to begin.

All you need to bring is your dedication and time to the program. Our goal is to help you prepare to coach or officiate in KL Swampdonkeys' House league games. 

 

***High school students willing to give time to coaching or officiating at the Swampdonkeys Skill Development program can accumulate

       volunteer hours applicable toward graduation requirements.

 

Now that you know the fundamental skills, let's move you to the bench/game! 

You have been working with kids in Swampdonkeys Skills Development and you're growing confident about your skill knowledge.  Maybe it's time you take on a greater role?

The KL Swampdonkeys House League is a great place to begin to learn the fundamentals of coaching/officating basketball games. Our 3on3  league runs from November to March Break, on Sundays. Your duties as "bench boss" are to promote fair play, a team mentality, apply team skills and concepts learned, and assure equal playing time for all players.

Here, you learn and practice working with kids as a team, learning team skills through an OBA certified coach.

 

As an official, you practise positioning, making basketball calls, and grow confidence as you officiate games of higher quality.

Again, you bring time and commitment, with some knowledge of the game already in place. 

 

***Officiating pays at this level! Monetary compensation for all officials working House League games!

 

You've been with us a while; let's help you get certified!

The Mile of Gold Basketball Club (the group behind the KL Swampdonkeys programs) have noticed your dedication, commitment, and passion for the programs we offer.

Your skills have improved, whether as a coach or game official.

Now, you have decided you want to take the next step toward certification, and coaching at the Rep level.

Upon review, the Club may decide to help fund your pursuit of either the O.B.A. coaching certification or the Ontario Basketball Officials' certification.

**** IMPORTANT: ALL COACHING DUTIES AND PLACEMENTS WILL ULTIMATELY BE DETERMINED BY THE EXECUTIVE MEMBERSHIP OF THE MILE OF GOLD BASKETBALL CLUB.*****

 

***O.B.A. coaching certification gives you the opportunity to work as a head coach with the KL Swampdonkeys       

       Rep/Travel teams, or even pursue more certification toward provincial coaching levels.

 

***Officials training creates a means of secondary employment; you'll be certified to officiate High School Basketball, High School

       tournament play, as well as O.B.A. certified events.

Important Documents for Volunteers

These forms are required by all volunteers who wish to be a part of the KL Swampdonkeys and work with our kids.

Please forward ALL completed forms to the Coaching Recruitment Director:

OBA Waiver Form
OPP Vulnerable Sector Check Form
Directors Letter