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Coaching CYA Spring Basketball

Volunteer information

CYA Basketball uses volunteer coaches aged 16 and up for both its house and travel programs. By rule, all CYA house coaches must be at least 16 years old and all travel coaches must be at least 25. For those younger than 25, volunteers are only eligible to coach teams at grades in which the both head and assistant coaches are at least 3 years older than the oldest player on the team. In addition, coaches younger than 25 years of age must have an adult at least 25 years old on the sideline during games and present at all practices.

You can volunteer to coach for the Spring basketball program when Spring registration begins in mid-January.  Final selection of the coaches is at the discretion of the league administrators and Basketball board. Please note that all head and assistant coaches are subject to a criminal background check through the KidSafe program. Those who do not register in the CYA database or do meet the standards set by CYA will not be allowed to coach. 

To serve as a CYA Basketball coach, you must register online in the CYA database so that your name will be available to the league administrator as a coaching volunteer. If you signed up as a coach when you registered your child for Basketball, you need take no further action. If you did not sign up to coach when you registered your child or you do not have a child playing, then click on the Volunteer only link on the left side of the main CYA web page (https://ssl.demosphere.com/scripts/runisa.dll?s7:gp::80759+olr/Volunteer1) or the Volunteer to coach link on the left side of this page. Make sure that you click the drop list in order to view all the programs and sign up for the appropriate league.
 
You must also undergo a mandatory background check through CYA’s KidSafe program to be eligible to coach. This used to be part of the process of signing up to coach but is now a separate procedure. To undergo this process, go to the "Mandatory Background Check" link on the left side of the main CYA webpage (www.chantillyyouth.org). Note that the information that you enter through this link and the results of the background check are strictly confidential. All adult coaches must undergo a new check every two years; once you are cleared for any sport, you are eligible to coach all sports for the following 2 years.

Coaching CYA Basketball

Volunteer information 2012-13

UPDATE: As of Nov. 12th CYA was still looking for coaches for some of our high school leagues (boys and girls). Note that you must be at least a HS senior to coach at this level as you need to be at least 3 years older than the players on the team. If you are interested in coaching in one of our high school leagues, contact the appropropriate league administrator (see the contacts page).

CYA Basketball uses volunteer coaches aged 16 and up for both its house and travel programs. By rule, all CYA house coaches must be at least 16 years old and all travel coaches must be at least 25. For those younger than 25, volunteers are only eligible to coach teams at grades in which the both head and assistant coaches are at least 3 years older than the oldest player on the team. In addition, coaches younger than 25 years of age must have an adult at least 25 years old on the sideline during games and present at all practices.

You can volunteer to coach for the Winter program when Winter registratuion starts in mid-September and for the Spring program when Spring registration begins in mid-January.  Final selection of the coaches is at the discretion of the league administrators and Basketball board. Please note that all head and assistant coaches are subject to a criminal background check through the KidSafe program. Those who do not register in the CYA database or do meet the standards set by CYA will not be allowed to coach. 

To serve as a CYA Basketball coach, you must register online in the CYA database so that your name will be available to the league administrator as a coaching volunteer. If you signed up as a coach when you registered your child for Basketball, you need take no further action. If you did not sign up to coach when you registered your child or you do not have a child playing, then click on the Volunteer only link on the left side of the main CYA web page (https://ssl.demosphere.com/scripts/runisa.dll?s7:gp::80759+olr/Volunteer1) or the Volunteer to coach link on the left side of this page. Make sure that you click the drop list in order to view all the programs and sign up for the appropriate league.
 
You must also undergo a mandatory background check through CYA’s KidSafe program to be eligible to coach. This used to be part of the process of signing up to coach but is now a separate procedure. To undergo this process, go to the "Mandatory Background Check" link on the left side of the main CYA webpage (www.chantillyyouth.org). Note that the information that you enter through this link and the results of the background check are strictly confidential. All adult coaches must undergo a new check every two years; once you are cleared for any sport, you are eligible to coach all sports for the following 2 years.

Spring 2013 CYA House Rules

Update: April 2013

In the Spring teams play by the Winter rules but at the higher age level for grades 4-8 as follows:

Boys
4th grade boys: Play by the Winter rules for 5th grade boys
5th grade boys: Play by the Winter rules for 6th grade boys
6th grade boys: Play by the Winter rules for 7th grade boys
7th grade boys: Play by the Winter rules for 8th grade boys
8th grade boys: Play by the Winter rules for 9-12th grade boys
9-12th grade boys: Play by the Winter rules for 9-12th grade boys

Girls
4th-5th grade girls: Play by the Winter rules for 5th grade girls
6th-7th grade girls: Play by the Winter rules for 7th grade girls
8-9th grade girls: Play by the Winter rules for HS girls*
10-12th grade girls: Play by the Winter rules for HS girls*

*The only difference between the Winter rules for HS girls (Friendship League) and the Spring rules is that the crush rule goes into effect at 15 points rather than 10.

Both the CYA Rules summary sheet and the full CYA Basketball House Rules for 2012-13 are available left side of this page. Click on the appropriate inks on the left side of this page to view our download the the full or summary rules in Adobe PDF format.

NOTE: Coaches are reminded that they are not allowed to agree to any modifications of these rules between themselves. Only the CYA Basketball board has the authority to revise and interpret the rules.

If you have any question about or issues with rules, please contact Rien Kiewel, the Rules/Sportsmanship coordinator, at rien.kiewel@verizon.net.

CYA Coaches Clinic - Training materials

PDFs of skills and drills

CYA held a Coaches clinic for all house and travel coaches (head and assistant) at Chantilly HS from 1:00-3:30 PM on Sunday November 11th. This clinic, designed and directed by TrueAP in partnership with CYA Basketball, covered the following subjects and presented drills that can be used in basketball practices:

  • Dynamic flexibility
  • Ball Handling and dribbling
  • Passing
  • Shooting
  • Rebounding
  • Offensive Sets
  • Defensive Sets

Handouts are available for each of the above subject areas and can be found at the following links.

Program Design: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-ProgramDesign.pdf 

Dynamic Flexibility: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-ProgramDesign.pdf 

Ball Handling: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-BallHandling.pdf

Dribbling: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Dribbling.pdf 

Passing: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Passing.pdf

Shooting: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Shooting.pdf

Rebounding: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Rebounding.pdf

Offense: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Offense.pdf

Defense: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Defense.pdf

Homework: http://www.trueap.com/flyers/CYA-Homework.pdf

Coaching Resources

Web links

Below are links to coaching-related information on the web: