Parents and Coaches,
We want to use this page as a guide to help parents give their son or daughter and their teammates the best experience when playing basketball. There is so much more to sports than winning and losing, therefore, we want to make sure the kids understand.
Remember, we are teachers first and coaches second.
We will continue to build this page so any suggestions or articles are welcomed. Please send to the
The article below is an eyeopener on how to handle the post game conversation. Everyone is going to have a bad game or not be at their best all the time. We need to use every game as a way to build on their confidence and knowledge of the game. Please read and you will be thankful you did.
Referees have a very hard job, especially, the younger ones that are in training. We need to help them develop as well so we can build a network of good referees.
It is not the end of the world if a call is missed. Our children are listening to us and pick up on the way we act, so it is important that we are always positive.
Coaches are encouraged to gently give advice to these kids to go over calls. It is only the coach who should approach the referee so please see your coach if you have any comments.
Anyone that has been a Referee will understand if calls are missed.
Coaching is one of the most gratifying ways to spend time with your child or sibling. Your building memories that can last a life time. Therefore, All of us want to make this a positive experience for the entire team. Men and Women are encouraged to coach in our league to become role models for all our kids.
We don't hire coaches, it is on a volunteer basis and they are parents too. Some coaches are stepping up to fill the voids in coaching spots. We need to support our coaches in every aspect!
Coaching does have the responsibility of hosting weekly practice and being available for games - it is typically 2 hours a week. If the coach can not make it then we encourage the coach to recruit a few parents that will assist. All parents helping do need to fill out the CORI form, but it takes the burden off coaches if they have a difficult work schedule that week. We want the gyms that we pay for to be used for every practice.
The guidelines of coaching are outlined in the Coaches Handbook. If you do have an issue with a coach, you can talk to them or contact a board member. Also, if coaches have any issues with parents then you can contact the board as well.
Remember, the recreational leagues are for all kids. We stress even playing time. The Travel teams are more competitive and represent the town of Northborough so they can have limited playing time. In addition, you can try AAU programs in the spring and fall, if you think you want additional and more competitive basketball.
For Coaching templates and drills, please refer to the coaching tab. We will continue to build this information to help our coaches.
Please refer to the Coaching Handbook and other documents. Any questions can be forwarded to our main email above.