Damascus Cougars Basketball is always looking for volunteer coaches to help the program. We will form teams at every level from Kindergarten to 8th grade each winter. Anyone who is interested in coaching this winter should contact the commissioner as soon as possible. All coaches must be nominated and approved by the commissioner and the Board of Directors before the season begins. All Hoopsters, 4th grade & Cougars Select coaches are required to be present at their team's tryout/evaluation prior to the team selection. All coaches will be required to attend a pre-season coaches meeting. See the checklist below for the specific steps to become a DSA Basketball coach.
1.) Email Coaching Resume to Dsabasketballcommish@gmail.com. This should include all previous basketball and/or youth coaching experience, and any previous positions that include skills that are used while coaching youth sports. All new coaches should indicate what age/gender/level they wish to coach in the subject of the email and on the resume.
2.) DSA Background Check- There is no cost to the coach. The commissioner will submit ALL potential coaches (and assistant coaches) information to the Board of Directors who will perform a background check on each applicant. Requirements vary from year to year so plan on having this done on a yearly basis.
3.) Concussion Training- https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61151/concussion-in-sports All coaches and assistant coaches that will participate in practice and/or games must complete the concussion training via the link above and send a copy of the certificate to the commissioner via email. (Note: You may have to register with NFHS so you can print the form when you complete the course)
4.) DSA Basketball Coaches Guidelines & Code of Conduct – Review, sign and email to the commissioner. (INSERT LINK)
ALL COACHES AND ASSISTANT COACHES MUST COMPLETE THIS CHECK LIST BEFORE PRACTICES BEGIN.