Website Manager

Boys & Girls Youth Basketball

Timely FAQs for Coaches

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1Coaching Badges and Background Check
2. Practice Schedule, Practice Availability, and Practice Gym Protocol
3Game Times, Locations, and Schedule Requests

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1. Coaching Badges & Background Check

Reminder background checks are good for 2 years. To complete a highly secure and $0 cost background visit: http://backgroundcheck.knoxvilleathletics.com/.  After completing your background check - Please send a photo JPEG (head shot only) to [email protected] You must give your name with the picture and the name must match the one gave for your background check. When Background check and Picture have been emailed badge will be made in appoximately 10 days.

Returning Coaches:

Please find and check your badge to make sure it is up-to-date and does not expire before February 2022.  If you have lost your badge, email [email protected]gov, send a new photo, and let them know you need a replacement badge. If your badge is expired or will expire during the season you will need to order a new badge. 

New Coaches or Coaches with Expired Badges:

To be allowed on the bench, all WBBL coaches MUST have a coaching badge. This is City of Knoxville regulation. Please send a photo JPEG (head shot only) to [email protected] after completing your background check using the link above. You must give your name with the picture and the name must match the one gave for your background check. 

Coaching badges will be delivered to you at your game sites as they arrive.


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2. Practice Schedule, Practice Availability, and Practice Gym Protocol
 

CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATED PRACTICE SCHEDULE (updated 11/21/22)

The link for the schedule will always remain the same, even as updates are made.

 
Practice Schedule Info:

Practice Schedules are for Coaches and Team Managers Eyes only.

Please do not share practice schedule pdf with parents or publicly. 


Reading the Practice Schedule:

- The dividing line within each practice hour indicates teams splitting the gym (typically 2 teams per gym, per hour) 

- Names in parenthesis indicates temporary practice slots

- Blank spaces are available practice slots (these available for needing a practice due to loss of practice on Halloween/election)


Second Practices

Several teams are still without main practice slot and several teams needing practice due to no practice on Halloween/election day - these teams are first priority.

Second practices will be available once first priority teams are set. Second practices not guaranteed.

Second practices will appear in parenthesis on practice schedule. 



Your Responsibilities:

- Communicating practice times/locations & changes and/or cancellations to your teams in a timely manner. 

- Informing Robert as soon as possible if you are ever NOT using your practice slot (even if short notice). 


Practice Gym Protocol:

Click here for practice gym protocols 


Practice Guidelines:

Click here for our practice guidelines 

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3. Game Times, Locations, & Schedules Requests

Game Schedules


NOVEMBER 12 GAME SCHEDULE - 

NOVEMBER 19 GAME SCHEDULE - 

DECEMBER 3 GAME SCHEDULE - 

DECEMBER 10 GAME SCHEDULE - 

DECEMBER 17 GAME SCHEDULE - 

- JANUARY 7 GAME SCHEDULE

- JANUARY 14 GAME SCHEDULE -  

- JANUARY 21 GAME SCHEDULE

- JANUARY 28 GAME SCHEDULE -


PNT - VAR WBBL Tournament Brackets


- PNT Brackets


- INST Brackets 

- TR Brackets 

- JV Brackets 

- VAR Brackets 


- INST GO Brackets

- TR GO Brackets 

- JV GO Brackets 

 
-  If team name is in bold that means you have a DOUBLE HEADER
   
** Please note: Games schedules are subject to change. These changes will be shown in RED on the schedule. We will alert coaches, players, and parents of these changes via e-mail. Updated schedules will be posted 
following email announcements.**

We would love to end early every week, but you need to be prepared to have a tip-off as early as 8:45am and as late at 7:00pm


 
Game Schedule Arrival Dates

  - November 12 - game schedules will be to you by November 9
  - November 19 - game schedules will be to you by November 16
  - December 3, 10, & 17 - game schedules will be to you by Thanksgiving.
  - January 7 & 14 - game schedules will be to you by Christmas.

We understand that the schedule contains a lot of information. We will include a front page on the schedule detailing unusual things to look out for; however, it is the coach’s responsibility as coaches to communicate with parents and players effectively. To do this we suggest that you:

   1. Explain to parents and players what your team is called.
      -  On schedules we format by: coach’s name, division abbreviation, and team color. 
      -  Example= Smith VAR Navy

   2. Explain to parents and players what division you are in and what abbreviations mean.
      - PNT = 5-6 year olds
      - INST = 7-8 year old boys teams 
      - INST GO = 7-8 year old girls teams
      - TR = 9-10 year old boys teams
      - TR GO = 9-10 year old girls teams
      - JV = 11-12 year old boys teams
      - JV GO = 11-13 year old girls teams
      - VAR = 13-14 year old boys teams
      - HS GO = 14-17 year old girls teams
      - 17s = 15-18 year old boys teams 

   3. Carve out your team’s game times and locations for parents and players and communicate your team’s game info directly to
       them
. Them seeing the whole schedule online can be confusing.  
    -   Several of you have multiple teams in different divisions. Let them know this so that they can make sure they are looking at
        correct team. 

   4. Understand and explain to players and parents that if your name is in BOLD on the schedule, that means you are playing a
       double header that day.

  - There will be multiple age groups in different gyms. Please make sure you double check all game locations. Each gym has a separate page. At the top of the page we put in RED what age groups/divisions are playing in that gym.

  - If you get the schedule and do not find your team on it, please call us IMMEDIATELY, unless you are fully expecting to not have a game that day. 


 
Schedule Requests 

We now use a shared document for game schedule requests. 

- We have provided instructions in this document as to how to enter your schedule requests properly.

- Please be sure you are only adding your schedule request and not deleting anything when adding your entry. 

- You no longer need to email Marlene or Robert your schedule requests unless it is a last minute request or emergency. 


Request Deadlines ....

- We need all game schedule requests for November by Sunday, November 6.

- We need all game schedule requests for December by Saturday, November 19 

- We need all January game schedule request for January by Saturday, December 10.

** Please note: if your game schedule request is not on this document by the required dates above (i.e. you have a last minute request or an emergency request) you will need to contact Robert by emailing your request to [email protected]. Otherwise, your request may be overlooked and we may be unable to accommodate your request. ** 



- CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE GAME SCHEDULE REQUEST DOCUMENT -
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